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DLA Piper LLP (US)

200 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD, SUITE 2500, MIAMI, FL 33131-5341, USA
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Ryan O'Quinn

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Compliance Regulatory

Position

Partner

Career

Acting on behalf of institutional clients in the Financial Services, Healthcare and Transportation sectors, Mr. O'Quinn's engagements often involve parallel proceedings in multiple forums throughout the United States and internationally. Sophisticated individual clients engage Mr. O'Quinn to recover at-risk assets, defend allegations of misconduct, and to respond to private litigation in state and federal courts. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. O'Quinn is often retained to investigate and defend complex allegations of corporate misconduct, including inadequate corporate disclosure, breach of fiduciary duty and fraud-related claims.

 

Having spent nearly a decade serving as a securities regulator and federal criminal prosecutor, Mr. O'Quinn brings a unique perspective to internal investigations, complex civil litigation teams, and regulatory and corporate criminal defense efforts.

Education

AB, Princeton University; JD, Washington and Lee University School of Law


United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation: defense

Within: Securities litigation: defense

John Clarke in New York and James Mathias in Baltimore are chairs of DLA Piper LLP (US)’s corporate and securities litigation practice, which continued to expand its roster of talent in 2017. Recent hires include Jessica Masella in New York, who was a member of the securities and commodities fraud task force in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, and experienced trial lawyer Amy Rudd in Austin, who joined from Dechert LLP. They complement the firm’s already strong bench, which includes San Diego-based Shirli Weiss, who won a motion to dismiss for Super Micro Computer in a class action regarding errors in reported revenues, and Robert Brownlie; and Andrew Escobar in Seattle, who with Clarke defended Morgan Stanley against allegations of misstatements and omissions in registration statements for IPOs of SandRidge Mississippian Trusts. Ryan O’Quinn in Miami has in-house experience at the SEC and advises clients in the financial services, healthcare and transportation sectors.

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