Ryan P. McCarthy focuses his practice on representing clients facing white collar litigation, government investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He has represented corporations and executives in a wide range of industries, including life sciences, healthcare, retail, technology, and financial services.
Ryan’s white collar work focuses on defense of clients in qui tam lawsuits and investigations arising under the False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback Statute, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and a variety of other provisions of federal and state law. With deep experience in life sciences and healthcare, Ryan has represented a wide range of clients, including leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, and retail and specialty pharmacies.
Ryan maintains an active pro bono practice and serves on the Board of Directors of After School Activities Partnerships, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and support high-quality after school activities and resources to empower youth and strengthen communities in Philadelphia.
Representation of multiple global pharmaceutical manufacturers in litigation and investigations concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of a leading pharmacy benefit manager in investigations and litigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of multiple national retail and specialty pharmacies in investigations and litigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of a leading pharmaceutical distributor in a parallel criminal and civil investigation and prosecution involving alleged violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; False Claims Act; and Anti-Kickback Statute, and in the negotiation of a Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Representation of CEO in federal court litigation brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission, with a favorable, eve-of-trial settlement.
Representation of a financial institution in litigation alleging a violation of a state False Claims Act arising from an unclaimed-property statute.
Representation of a Fortune 100 company in a multiyear global investigation and resolution with the Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission relating to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and parallel civil litigation.
Representation of healthcare industry executives in matters involving alleged violations of federal and state law.
Representation of a professional financial services firm in a trial alleging fraud and breach of contract.
University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2007, J.D., cum laude
New York University, 2003, B.A., Economics, Politics, cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Clerkship to Judge Anthony J. Scirica of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Comments Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review