Ryan Blaney is the head of the global Privacy & Cybersecurity Group and a partner in the Health Care practice. Ryan’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance, enforcement, litigation and transactions in the areas of data privacy, cybersecurity, health care, and emerging technologies. He advises private equity, asset managers, health care, life sciences, retail and technology clients on privacy and cybersecurity compliance, cybersecurity incidents and government investigations, including acting as lead counsel in defending clients in regulatory investigations by HHS-OCR, DOJ, FTC, FCC and State Attorneys General. Ryan also represents investors and lenders in both health care and privacy and security due diligence and negotiations for mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings and complex commercial agreements. Ryan counsels clients on federal, state, and international privacy and security laws including California Consumer Privacy act (CCPA), EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
He has expertise counseling clients on emerging artificial intelligence (AI), digital health, health care fraud and abuse, third party reimbursement and FDA regulatory matters. He also has substantial experience in defending health care clients in False Claims Act qui tam matters and has obtained several declinations and dismissals. Prior to attending law school, Ryan earned a master’s degree in education and taught at an under-resourced Catholic middle school. He is known for his ability to communicate clearly and to coordinate large teams working on complex matters.
Outside of his health law practice, Ryan has been repeatedly recognized for his public service and pro bono work. He has successfully handled numerous education related cases, helped establish three nonprofit organizations and defended qualified recipients of disability benefits. Ryan is the editor of Proskauer on Privacy treatise published by PLI and co-editor of Proskauer’s Privacy Law Blog.
He has a B.A. and M.Ed from the University of Notre Dame, and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He is admitted to practice in New York.