Ryan K. Lighty


Ryan K. Lighty represents and advises domestic and international businesses and government entities regarding litigation, transactions, and regulatory matters involving nuclear reactors and nuclear materials. Ryan regularly counsels clients on a range of complex issues associated with obtaining, amending, renewing, transferring, and terminating licenses from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Ryan helps utilities and electric industry clients achieve sustainability, ESG, and climate change goals through nuclear plant license extensions and deployments of new nuclear technologies. He also counsels companies on the use of small modular reactors (SMRs), advanced reactors, and micro-reactors for non-traditional uses, including production of hydrogen, medical isotopes, industrial process heat, and power for data centers and cryptocurrency mining operations.