Ryan P. Bottegal


Ryan represents clients facing state attorney general (AG) investigations and other administrative actions. He uses his knowledge and experience to identify and prioritize key issues and provide clients with practical recommendations and solutions to achieve their business goals. Ryan advises on both litigation strategy in the face of state AG enquiry and investigation, as well as potential responses to new regulations and legislation impacting clients’ businesses.

For clients facing litigation, Ryan uses his comprehensive understanding of the litigation process to assist clients at all stages, from development of litigation strategy through the discovery process, document analysis, pleading and motion drafting and filing, expert witness deposition, and trial if necessary. He also prepares and analyzes materials for presentation to state AG offices.

Ryan frequently represents large corporate entities in the financial services, telecommunications, and media industries, and he regularly handles matters involving consumer protection and regulatory compliance. He has particular experience helping clients navigate issues arising under the Television Viewer Protection Act.

He devotes a portion of his time to handling pro bono matters involving actions before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, where he represents veterans who have been denied compensation for in-service injuries.

Before joining the firm’s State Attorneys General group, Ryan spent almost seven years practicing in Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department. While in law school, he served as an intern in the Gang Prosecution Division of the Montgomery County State Attorney General’s Office, where he aided in the prosecution of criminal cases, including investigations and at trial. In addition, he completed an internship in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission, where he worked with staff on regulatory and enforcement projects, including the investigation of industry practices. He was also a judicial intern for the Hon. Richard S. Bernhardt, Circuit Court for Howard County.



  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
  • University of Maryland, B.S., summa cum laude, 2010
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court -- Maryland