Ryan Blaney is a senior Associate in the Health Care Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office.
Ryan's practice focuses on health care fraud and abuse litigation, whistleblower retaliation litigation, civil and criminal government investigations and health care antitrust investigations and litigation. He represents clients in the health care and life sciences industries, as well as states and national health care associations.
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.
In addition to false claims litigation, Ryan represents health care entities 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), 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.
Prior to attending law school, Ryan taught middle school social studies, English and math at an under-resourced school in Charleston, South Carolina.