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Ryan Scarborough


    Ryan Scarborough draws upon his deep experience in both federal and state courts across the country to advise his clients and litigate cases.  Ryan frequently defends financial institutions, law firms, corporations, and their directors and officers who are under investigation or find themselves facing litigation from government authorities, regulators, consumers, shareholders, and competitors. 

    He has litigated against the CFPB, FDIC, Federal Reserve, OCC, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, and other financial regulatory agencies. Ryan is ranked by Benchmark Litigation and has been recognized by The Legal 500 for his work in handling Financial Services litigation, which describes him as an “[o]utstanding attorney and strategic thinker” and praises him for his “calming approach.”

    Ryan frequently speaks and writes about topics related to the representation of directors and officers, including regulatory and enforcement initiatives.  Ryan has guest lectured regarding bank examination and enforcement topics at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, and has authored articles geared towards financial institutions and their officers and directors.  Some of Ryan’s published articles include “Why Does the FDIC Sue Bank Officers? Exploring the Boundaries of the Business Judgment Rule in the Wake of the Great Recession” (2015), “The Law of Unintended Consequences: How the CFPB’s Unprecedented Legislative Authority and Enforcement Approach Has Invited Increasing Challenges” (2016), and “Sometimes It Pays to Litigate Against the CFPB” (2017).  

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