Ryan P. Poscablo



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Raised in New York City, educated at the most elite universities in the country, and tested as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Ryan Poscablo combines the knowledge, training and experience of a skilled litigator with the savvy, street smarts, and instincts of a seasoned trial lawyer.  Whether in the courtroom, the boardroom, or the conference room of a government agency, Ryan’s reasoned judgment and exhaustive preparation allows him to craft the right solutions for his client’s diverse legal issues.

The real secret to Ryan’s success as a public servant and as a corporate litigator is that he’s empathetic, perceptive and extraordinarily good at reading people and gaining their respect and trust. And that matters, because no matter how technically complex or challenging a legal case may be, it always comes down to the character and qualities of the people involved.

An able and persuasive advocate, Ryan knows when to hold forth and when to hold back. And, although he’s a man of deep compassion and optimistic outlook, he’s not easily intimidated. His results speak for themselves: during the six years he served as Assistant United States Attorney, he was undefeated in every one of the 12 significant criminal trials where he served as lead counsel or co-lead counsel.

As a federal prosecutor, he conducted numerous fraud investigations that charged bank, wire, mortgage and tax fraud, as well as identity theft, cybersecurity, and money laundering.  In addition, he led multi-defendant investigations that led to convictions for racketeering, terrorism, and violent crime.

In private practice, he has represented companies and individuals before the United States Department of Justice, various state attorneys general, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, in cases involving securities fraud, criminal antitrust, corporate embezzlement and theft.  He has defended Fortune 500 companies in national class action litigations, and serves as outside general counsel to leading health care and start-up technology companies.

Ryan’s pro bono work includes service as co-counsel with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund in a lawsuit on behalf of Asian-speaking voters against the New York City Board of Elections for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1965. He has also served as co-trial counsel for the New York City Law Department.

  • Education

      • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2001)
      • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government (M.P.P., 1998)
      • Columbia University (B. A., Political Science, 1995)


      • Honorable George B. Daniels, United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
      • Honorable Stanley R. Chesler, United States District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

    Bar Admissions

      • New York State
      • U.S. Supreme Court
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
      • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • Professional Memberships

    • American Bar Association

    • Federal Bar Council

    • Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

    • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

    • Asian American Bar Association of New York

    • National Filipino American Lawyers Association

    • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce

    Honors & Awards

      • Coro Fellow in Public Affairs
      • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship in International Affairs and Public Policy

    Speeches & Presentations

      • “Insider Trading Law 2017: Advising Clients on Insider Trading Compliance Practices,” (panelist) PLI Practising Law Institute (July 21, 2017)
      • “Insider Trading Law 2016: Salman, Newman, and the Road Ahead,” (panelist) PLI Practising Law Institute (July 8, 2016)
      • “Preparing for the Inevitable: A Cybersecurity Primer for the Futures and Derivatives Industry,” Chicago Bar Association, Futures & Derivatives Law Committee (Jan. 19, 2016)
      • “Breaking Barriers: Diversifying the White-Collar Bar,” NAPABA, (Nov. 6, 2015)
      • “Discussion of Current White Collar Trends and Cybersecurity,” 2015 Financial Services Regulation Roundtable, (Sept. 17, 2015)
      • “DOJ Sets Sights on Corporate Executives: the Yates Memo,” (author) (Sept. 11, 2015)
      • “Discussion of Business Ethics,” Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, (April 21, 2015)
      • “SEC Says Employee Confidentiality Agreement Violates Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Provisions,” (author) (April 3, 2015)