Cozen O’Connor: Ryan, Peter M.

Peter M. Ryan

Member

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2130

(215) 701-2157

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.

Experience

Events & Seminars

Past Events

The 15th Annual National Institute on Class Actions

October 14, 2011 - New York, NY

Industry Sectors

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1997
  • New York University, M.F.A., 1990
  • Princeton University, A.B., cum laude, 1987

Awards & Honors

Samuel E. Klein Pro Bono Award, 2005

Federal Bar Association’s Clifford Scott Green Bill of Rights Award, 2008

  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York Court of Appeals
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania