Ryan Rohlfsen co-chairs Ropes & Gray’s global anti-corruption and international risk practice. A former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and former member of the DOJ’s elite unit responsible for global enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), he has been practicing in the area of international government enforcement and compliance risk mitigation for two decades. Ryan is recognized as one of the leading global anti-corruption and FCPA practitioners.
Ryan represents multinational organizations and senior executives in civil and criminal matters before government authorities, internal investigations, and civil litigation. He focuses principally on matters involving allegations of corruption, securities fraud, revenue recognition and accounting fraud, money laundering, environmental crimes, sanctions and export controls, and health care fraud, among other issues. Beyond advising companies in crisis, Ryan counsels organizations on the assessment and development of cutting-edge corporate compliance programs in these areas.
Clients value Ryan’s practical, business-savvy approach, as well as his firsthand knowledge of the prosecutorial mindset. Clients quoted by one leading legal industry publication described him as “very responsive, knowledgeable and energetic—a brilliant lawyer who understands deeply the issues that matter most.”
Ryan regularly presents at major industry conferences, is quoted often in the press on white-collar issues, and is a thought leader who frequently authors articles for major industry publications. One of his successful prosecutions was featured on the television show American Greed.