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Ryan M. Philp
Ryan M. Philp is an associate in the trial section of Bracewell & Giuliani's New York office. Mr. Philp maintains a broad-based litigation practice in both federal and state courts. He concentrates his practice on complex commercial disputes, including claims involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and other business disputes, securities litigation, corporate governance and derivative actions. He also has experience litigating bankruptcy-related matters. He has represented clients in many industries, with a particular emphasis on those in the financial sector, in all phases of civil litigation, including trial, dispositive motion practice, and document and deposition discovery, as well as in settlement negotiations and alternative dispute resolution.
Prior to joining Bracewell & Giuliani, Mr. Philp was an associate in the litigation/regulatory department of an AmLaw 100 firm and a member of that firm's securities and corporate governance practice group. Mr. Philp also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, from September 2004 through September 2005.
Lead associate representing publicly-traded asset management company, its former chief executive officer and a subsidiary in case challenging a merger transaction under Delaware law.
Member of team representing private equity firm, its funds and principals in related federal actions, including a derivative action involving various claims under Delaware law, including breach of fiduciary, aiding and abetting breach of fiduciary duty and corporate waste.
Lead associate representing computer software company in connection with several New York state and city investigations.
Member of team representing municipality in federal litigation against Monoline Insurance Companies.
Member of team that represented private equity firm, on behalf of its managed funds, in litigation regarding the sale of assets pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and issues of corporate governance under Delaware law.
Represented private equity firm and its chief executive officer in case involving claims of fraud and negligent misrepresentation and a shareholder derivative claim for breach of fiduciary duty under Delaware law.
Obtained favorable settlement in litigation involving fraud, negligent misrepresentation and tortious interference claims.
Served as lead associate on team that obtained favorable settlement in litigation and mediation concerning post-closing indemnification claims made pursuant to a Stock Purchase Agreement.
Represented private equity fund as plaintiff and defendant in litigations arising out of numerous real estate transactions.
Member of team that represented creditors committee in an adversary proceeding involving bankruptcy law avoidance claims that culminated in a six month bench trial.
Member of team that represented private equity firm and its agents acting in their capacities as directors of an affiliated entity in a Multi-District Litigation involving federal securities fraud claims, state law fraud claims, and RICO claims.
Member of team that represented an affiliate of a private equity fund in case involving claims arising out of a third-party's reliance on agreements and promises that raised issues regarding the extent to which lenders can rely on information learned in their due diligence.
Represented estate of deceased executive in insurance coverage dispute.
Publications and Speeches
Panelist, "Does a New Era of Ponzi Scheme Fraud Necessitate Heightened Regulation?", New York American Inn of Court, April 15, 2010.
Panelist, “The Future of Securities Regulation under the Obama Administration: A Critical Analysis of Key Legislative Proposals,” New York American Inn of Court, March 26, 2009.
"Silence At Our Expense: Balancing Safety and Secrecy in Non-Disclosure Agreements," 33 Seton Hall L. Rev. 845 (2003).
J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, Seton Hall University School of Law, 2003
B.A., cum laude, Loyola College in Maryland, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
U.S. District Court New Jersey
Senior Symposium Editor, Seton Hall Law Review