Ryan brings a robust background in privacy and cybersecurity to his role at Michael Best, focusing his practice in the areas of information technology, outsourcing, data protection, licensing, e-commerce, and intellectual property. He serves clients across industry sectors, including financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals.
Ryan provides expert counsel to numerous well-known, global consumer and business-to-business brands, including strategic and programmatic approaches to regulatory compliance and pre- and post-breach cybersecurity governance and planning. He has deep experience preparing a variety of agreements for technology-driven transactions, with a focus on complex, high-value, and mission critical transactions for outsourced business processes, software development, licensing, hosting, software-as-a-service, cloud offerings, and complex technical implementations.
Ryan has unique experience advising clients in the hospitality and travel industries, focusing on technologies and services involved with on-property and above-property hotel operations, including:
- loyalty programs
- reservations processing
- electronic distribution
- revenue management
- co-branded arrangements
- property management systems
- point of sale systems
- in-room entertainment technologies
In addition, Ryan collaborates with information technology procurement professionals in the hospitality industry on creating standard documents and processes intended to streamline negotiation and purchase processes.