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, whistleblower retaliation, antitrust, and civil and criminal government investigations. He drafts and negotiates contracts and corporate policies and trains health care providers, plans and technology companies on privacy issues related to HIPAA and other federal and state laws and regulations.
Ryan litigates cases before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and national mediators and arbitrators. He defends clients in qui tam actions and whistleblower and employee retaliation disputes under the False Claims Act and other federal and state laws and regulations.
In addition to false claims litigation, Ryan represents health care entities, private equity firms and financial institutions in an extremely broad variety of matters, including regulatory and compliance counseling, bankruptcy actions, licensure and certification matters, corporate financing and restructurings, due diligence review, federal funding of state Medicaid programs, disputes with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and neglect and abuse litigation.
Ryan also represents health care entities on a wide variety of antitrust and unfair competition issues including government investigations, private antitrust litigation and class actions. He has experience dealing with the Federal Trade Commission in obtaining clearance for competitively-sensitive transactions and counseling health care entities related to potential antitrust issues.
Ryan writes and speaks on issues related to health care reform, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), HIPAA, electronic health records 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 Washington, DC office representative on the firm’s Associate Council and 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 at an under-resourced school in Charleston, South Carolina.