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Ryan Blaney is a senior Associate in the Health Care Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office.

Ryan's practice focuses on representing clients in the health care and life sciences industries in a wide range of matters including health care fraud and abuse, civil and criminal government investigations, qui tam and whistleblower disputes under the False Claims Act and other federal and state laws and regulations, HIPAA privacy and data security, compliance and transactional services, and antitrust matters.

Ryan’s transactional, regulatory and HIPAA compliance experience includes:

  • Advising private equity companies, investors and financial institutions in connection with health care transactions, corporate financing and restructurings;
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts and corporate policies on behalf of health care providers, health plans and technology companies;
  • Designing and coordinating institution-wide strategies for HIPAA compliance including drafting privacy manuals and conducting onsite workforce trainings;
  • Counseling clients on matters related to data breaches, electronic data sharing, electronic medical billing, sales and marketing, health analytics, mobile devices and e-prescribing;
  • Serving as outside HIPAA privacy counsel to a number of providers and health care plans; and
  • Counseling providers concerning reimbursement matters, marketing and sales activities, FDA, Medicare and Medicaid rules, HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback and other regulatory and compliance matters.

Ryan writes and speaks on issues related to HIPAA and medical privacy and data security, health care reform, ACOs, and telemedicine. In 2007, he was awarded the New Jersey Bar Association and Legal Services of New Jersey Equal Justice Award for his work representing low-income clients of Legal Services.

Ryan also serves as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Associate Council and he is a member of the firm’s Pro Bono Initiative Committee.

Prior to attending law school, Ryan taught middle school social studies, English and math and coached basketball at an under-resourced school in Charleston, South Carolina as a participant in Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) teaching program.