Ryan Spiegel chairs the firm’s Government Contracts practice and is a member of its Litigation, Corporate and Science & Technology practice groups. His work spans a wide range of industries, includes general business and risk management counseling, and is characterized by outstanding client service, effective case strategy, and creative legal arguments. While he can be a tenacious litigator when necessary and maintains an excellent grasp of procedure, Ryan strives to understand his clients’ interests and goals and seek the best solution for them.
He believes that resolving problems and disputes is more important than arguing for its own sake. In recent years, Ryan has established an impressive Government Contracts practice, covering bid protests, trade secrets, the False Claims Act, and various contract disputes and business torts. He often advises contractors on responding to government investigations, organizing their corporate structure, and obtaining set-aside statuses for small and disadvantaged businesses.
Ryan understands the interplay between contract law, government procurement, and corporate law – giving him particular insight to identify issues of concern and propose creative approaches. Additionally, Ryan leverages his command of the intricate processes of administrative law and civil litigation to advance his clients’ interests. Ryan also handles trademark law matters and has experience with Maryland municipal law issues as well as Maryland election and campaign finance laws.
Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Ryan spent a decade litigating in the D.C. office of the Am Law 100 firm, Winston & Strawn. As a law student at Stanford Law School, he worked as an extern in the Office of the Legal Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, helping to prosecute international war criminals and forge multilateral agreements with other countries.
Driven by a strong commitment to community service, Ryan has performed countless hours of pro bono work on a variety of matters over the years, including serving as lead counsel on a death penalty appeal in Alabama, as well as working on Holocaust reparations claims, asylum cases, and landlord/tenant disputes.
He also serves as an elected City Council member in Gaithersburg, Maryland and is an active member of the boards of directors of the Maryland Municipal League and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Additionally, Ryan is proud to serve as the National Judge Advocate of The Navy League of the United States, providing advice and counsel as a member of the League’s steering committee and board of directors and helping to further the League’s mission of supporting our nation’s sea services.
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