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Ryan’s practice focuses on strategic commercial arrangements involving complex services arrangements and other technology and data-driven transactions. Ryan helps structure and negotiate transformative business relationships across a variety of industry verticals. He also represents public and private companies in matters involving domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, private offerings, and other capital formation activities. As part of his practice, Ryan has represented the leading technology, travel and telecom providers as well as fund sponsors, health care and energy companies, in transactions worldwide. Ryan has been recognized by Chambers USA in the area of Technology (Outsourcing).

Ryan's Relevant Experience

Key Areas of Focus

· Technology development, licensing, commercialization and deployment

· Strategic collaborations

· Travel technology services and travel benefits management

· Global Distribution Systems (GDS)

· AI and Machine learning

· Data use, rights and optimization

· Data privacy and security

· Software-as-a-service offerings, including the development and distribution of platforms

· FinTech and payments/PCI

· Digital health, healthcare services and health data

· IOT and connected devices

· E-commerce

· Manufacturing

· Supply chain management, including purchasing, distribution and logistics

· Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems

Traditional BPO and IT Outsourcing Arrangements Areas

· Infrastructure

· HR & Benefits

· Finance & Accounting

· Procurement

· Real estate

· Research and development (R&D)

· Telecommunications services

· Engineering

· Warehousing

· Order intake and processing

· Call center operations

Drafting and Negotiation of Agreements

· Strategic alliances, partnership and joint venture agreements

· Technology development, commercialization and licensing agreements

· Managed services agreements

· Master services agreements

· SaaS bundling and subscription agreements

· Manufacturing and supply agreements

· Hosting and cloud services agreements

· Consulting services agreements

· Contract manufacturing/tolling arrangements

· OEM and distributor agreements

· Reseller agreements

· Purchase and supply agreements

· Third-party logistics agreements

· Website terms of service, terms of use and privacy policies

· Transition services agreements

Other Info About Ryan


Law School

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.

Undergraduate School

Southern Methodist University, B.B.A., B.S.

Bar Memberships

Ryan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Local & National Recognition

Chambers USA, Technology: Outsourcing, 2022-2023

The Best Lawyers in America® Privacy and Data Security Law, 2018-2024, “Lawyer of the Year,” 2024; Information Technology Law, 2021-2024; IT Outsourcing Law, 2021-2024; Technology Law, 2022-2024

Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list for Technology Transactions, 2018-2023

Named one of “The Best Lawyers in Dallas” by D Magazine, 2017

Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Antitrust Litigation and Information Technology/Outsourcing, 2006, 2011-2016

Firm Committees

Ryan serves or has served in the following leadership role(s) at Frost Brown Todd:

Technology and Innovation Committee, Member

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