Ryan Fayhee is a partner in Washington, DC. He previously was with the United States Department of Justice for 11 years, where he was a leading national security prosecutor in the areas of espionage, export controls, sanctions, trade secret theft, and cybercrime. Through a number of investigations and prosecutions, Ryan received special recognition from the Attorney General for devising a model approach to the identification and disruption of foreign military supply and proliferation networks. He also led an investigation and prosecution of a multinational company that resulted in the largest criminal fine to date for sanctions violations. Ryan later served a term as the National Export Control Coordinator, the principal Department of Justice attorney overseeing export control and sanctions investigations and prosecutions nationally. He was also a Trial Attorney with the Civil Frauds Section and an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Illinois.
Ryan represents domestic and multinational companies, boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives in cross-border investigations as well as proceedings involving the Department of Justice and regulators at the State Department, Commerce Department, and Department of the Treasury. He counsels clients on compliance issues and acquisition due diligence with a focus on export controls, sanctions, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, national security reviews of foreign acquisitions, and matters arising under the False Claims Act.
Representative Legal Matters
- Represented the Board of Directors of a multinational company in an internal investigation into allegations of sanctions and anti-money laundering violations.
- Represented a global technology company in an internal investigation and disclosure related to potential sanctions violations.
- Represented a private equity firm in a due diligence investigation related to potential sanctions violations that resulted in the target company making a disclosure to government authorities.
- Represented a US defense contractor in an internal investigation and disclosure related to cybersecurity and potential export control violations.
- Represented an individual under investigation for possible violation of Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
- Advised several multinational financial institutions on trade and sanctions compliance, due diligence protocols and best practices related to screening procedures.
- Advised several US companies and trained personnel on cybersecurity best practices, trade secret protection, and trade compliance.
- Illinois~United States
- District of Columbia~United States
- Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. cum laude)
- Purdue University (Bachelor of Arts)