Elizabeth Ryan is a partner in the Public Policy International Practice where she represents clients confronting complex regulatory and policy issues around the globe. Elizabeth advises multinational corporations and governmental entities on a range of regulatory and policy matters, including trade policies and economic sanctions, international treaty negotiations, international development and foreign investment matters.
In a climate of heightened enforcement of US laws abroad, Elizabeth counsels clients with global operations on the constantly changing cross-border regulatory environment to meet evolving expectations of government regulators. Her experience spans all corners of the globe and she has advised clients in proceedings initiated by US executive agencies, the US Congress, the United Nations, the International Labour Organization and the European Commission.
A former advisor in the US Congress, Elizabeth leverages her political acumen and strong grasp of the legislative and regulatory processes to help clients interpret and navigate legal and policy issues in Washington DC, Brussels and other international jurisdictions. Following her international law training at Oxford University, Elizabeth also advises on best practices for global corporate responsibility and human rights programs.
Repeatedly recognized for her work, the National Law Journal profiled Elizabeth as one of Washington DC’s top Rising Stars for 2015, and Legal BisNow named her to a list of the region’s top 40 Lawyers Under 40. Internationally, the United Nations selected Elizabeth as a 2012 international fellow for the Middle East/North Africa region.