Ryan P. McCarthy focuses his practice on representation of individuals and organizations in white collar litigation and government investigations and complex commercial litigation. He has represented companies and corporate 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 global pharmaceutical manufacturer in multiple matters concerning alleged off-label promotion and violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of leading pharmaceutical distributor in 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 negotiation of Corporate Integrity Agreement.
Representation of leading pharmaceutical distributor in False Claims Act investigation related to government contracting.
Representation of leading pharmacy benefit manager in investigations and litigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of Fortune 100 company in multi-year global investigation and resolution with Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission relating to alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and parallel civil litigation.
Representation of national pharmacy chain in multiple investigations and litigation concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of national specialty pharmacy in multiple litigations concerning alleged violations of the False Claims Act and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Representation of former chief executive of higher education company against SEC charges in federal court, with favorable, eve-of-trial settlement.
Representation of healthcare industry executives in matters involving alleged violations of federal and state law.
Representation of professional financial services firm in 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 Third Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the District of Columbia
US District Court for the Central District of Illinois
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