Peter M. Ryan is a trial lawyer with a focus on antitrust, RICO, unfair competition, business tort and civil class actions. He has extensive experience litigating complex antitrust and commercial class actions and business disputes in federal and state trial and appellate courts. He has represented clients in antitrust actions in the polyurethane foam, pharmaceutical, specialty metals and minerals, and heavy duty trucking industries.
Peter earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Princeton University in 1987, and he earned an M.F.A from New York University in 1990. He earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997, where he was an executive editor of the Law Review. After law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Peter is also a graduate of the 2007 Academy of Advocacy at Temple University's Beasley School of Law.
Peter received the 2005 Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award and the Federal Bar Association's 2008 Clifford Scott Green Bill of Rights Award for his habeas corpus representation of 16 Afghan nationals detained at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. He also represented a mentally disabled death row inmate in one of the first successful challenges to a death sentence in Pennsylvania under the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision in Atkins v. Virginia.