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Ryan J. Straus

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Ryan J. Straus , Principal


    As an attorney with a background in both technology and financial services, Ryan assists clients with payment matters, including electronic payments, mobile payments, prepaid cards, alternative currencies, and federal and state licensing. He has also been interviewed by and written for many national publications, including American Banker, Bloomberg Brief: Financial Regulation, Communications of the ACM, the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, and The Hill.

    Ryan is co-Chair of the Payments practice group, and a member of the Corporate Finance and Securities practice group.  He assists banks with operational compliance issues, corporate governance, and regulatory matters.

    Ryan represents national retailers, new media companies, authors, publishers, and musicians.

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    Education and Admissions

    Ryan received his B.A. from the University of Washington, Business Administration, and Information Systems.  He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, magna cum laude.

    Ryan is admitted to practice in Washington.

    Professional and Community Involvement

    Ryan is a member of the Board of Directors for the Puget Sound Chapter of the Risk Management Association, and is a graduate of Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2010.

    Awards and Unique Recognition

    Ryan has been designated a Washington Rising Star®.



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