Former Assistant United States Attorney Joins Armstrong Teasdale as Trial Lawyer in New York

January 11, 2021 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale announces the addition of Partner Ryan M. Wilson to its New York office. Wilson’s practice focuses on white-collar criminal defense as well as civil litigation involving complex financial instruments and financial services. His past experience includes serving as an Assistant United States Attorney on President Obama’s Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities (RMBS) Task Force in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Wilson joins more than 300 Armstrong Teasdale attorneys nationwide.

“We’re fortunate to have had a number of high-profile individuals with federal prosecution, government agency and Department of Justice experience join the firm in the past several years,” said Managing Partner David Braswell. “Ryan’s robust experience, including reaching a record-breaking settlement in the wake of the financial crisis, will only further strengthen our bench and our ability to best serve clients around the world.”

Over the last year, the firm has added over a dozen professionals to its White-Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations practice across the country, including Partner Eric Creizman in New York. “White-collar defense and financial services litigation have become a core function of Armstrong Teasdale with the addition of a handful of skilled practitioners handling high-profile matters,” said Creizman. “This depth of experience is unique and advantageous for clients facing challenging litigation. I have no doubt Ryan will add to the creativity of our team and further enhance the strategic counsel we provide to clients.”

Wilson advises clients in connection with federal and state government investigations, criminal prosecutions, and enforcement actions and litigations, as well as sensitive internal investigations. His matters often involve complex financial products, including cryptocurrency and other fintech products and transactions, derivatives and securities. His clients primarily include hedge funds, private equity firms and Fortune 500 companies, and he counsels them in a variety of complex commercial matters and criminal and civil investigations by the United States Attorney’s Office and the New York Attorney General’s Office. He also has experience representing clients in parallel investigations and proceedings.

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Wilson was a lead attorney in the prosecution of the third-largest RMBS issuer/underwriter in the world for its participation in the 2006-2009 worldwide financial crisis. That prosecution led to a $7.2 billion settlement with the government – the largest single-bank fraud prosecution in the history of the United States Department of Justice – for which Wilson received the Department of Justice Director’s Award. After concluding that matter, Wilson served as the lead prosecutor against the bank’s former head of subprime trading for the trader’s role in the bank’s fraud. He was one of only a small handful of prosecutors to bring cases against individuals who contributed to the financial crisis.

Wilson is a highly experienced trial lawyer, having tried over 20 cases to verdict, including civil and criminal trials at both the state and federal level.

Active in pro bono matters, he has also represented multiple clients of a local organization serving low-income women in need of legal assistance in custody and other legal matters.

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