Senior Counsel


Ryan Levan is a complex commercial litigator specializing in financial services representations, with a focus on securities and government enforcement matters. He began his career as an associate in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. To date, Mr. Levan has litigated dozens of high-stakes disputes in federal and state courts for Fortune 500 companies, multinationals, financial services firms, large private corporations, and control personnel. His practice focuses on government enforcement actions involving securities and commodities, M&A litigation, antitrust and securities class actions, and commercial real estate disputes.


Mr. Levan also brings valuable business experience to bear in his representations, having founded and operated a small company prior to joining Levan Legal–including through the COVID-19 Pandemic. Thus, in addition to his insights from years of high-stakes litigation, his firsthand knowledge of compliance, regulatory, and business needs allows him to analyze complex matters through the eyes of the business owner and control personnel.


Mr. Levan is deeply committed to pro bono work. He has represented New York-based charitable, religious, and scholastic organizations, and has assisted local businesses in navigating the existential challenges posed by COVID-19. Mr. Levan has also helped secure legal immigration status for more than a dozen low-income women and children from Central America, for which he was recognized with Her Justice’s Commitment to Justice Award.


Mr. Levan holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Columbia Law School, with honors. While at Columbia, he served as a summer clerk to The Honorable Judge John R. Fisher of the D.C. Court of Appeals, was an articles editor for the Columbia Journal of Law & Social Problems, and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.


Mr. Levan is a member of the bars for Pennsylvania, New York, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Mr. Levan can be reached at ryan@levan.legal or by telephone at 215.760.0337.