Ryan P. Friel


    As a member of the Securities & Investments Professional Liability Practice Group, Ryan represents FINRA member firms, registered representatives and registered investment advisors in state and federal court, in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration proceedings and in a wide range of investigations. 

    Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was an Assistant District Attorney in the Economic Crimes Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In his role as a prosecutor, Ryan gained significant trial experience with a particular focus on white-collar crime. Ryan also worked at FINRA where he assisted in bringing enforcement actions against broker-dealers and their registered representatives. Ryan’s time at FINRA gives him a unique insight into the regulatory landscape his clients face. Ryan began his legal career at a boutique litigation firm where he represented professional athletes in investment fraud cases where he helped recover millions of dollars in losses. 

    Ryan is a 2008 graduate of Fairfield University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a 2012 graduate of Syracuse University College of Law where he graduated cum laude.






    Published Works

    "FINRA, the SEC and Congress Aim to Safeguard Senior Investors," The Legal Intelligencer, Co-Author, May 12, 2022

    "The Sale of High Commission Products Under Regulation Best Interest", Aon Advisor Solutions, Fall 2020 Newsletter

    Syracuse University College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2012)
    Fairfield University (B.A., 2008)
    Year joined