Ryan Scott Spiegel

Ryan Scott Spiegel

Principal, Paley Rothman
  • Business Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, New York
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Summary

Ryan Spiegel chairs the firm’s Government Contracts practice and is a member of its Litigation, Corporate, and Science & Technology practice groups. His work spans a wide range of industries, includes general business and risk management counseling, and is characterized by outstanding client service, effective case strategy, and creative legal arguments. While he can be a tenacious litigator when necessary and maintains an excellent grasp of procedure, Ryan strives to understand his clients’ interests and goals and seek the best solution for them. He believes that resolving problems and disputes is more important than arguing for its own sake.
In recent years, Ryan has established an impressive Government Contracts practice, covering bid protests, trade secrets, the False Claims Act, and various contract disputes and business torts. In 2017, Law360 named him one of only five Rising Stars nationwide in Government Contracts law. He often advises contractors on responding to government investigations, organizing their corporate structure, and obtaining set-aside statuses for small and disadvantaged businesses. Ryan understands the interplay between contract law, government procurement, and corporate law – giving him particular insight to identify issues of concern and propose creative approaches. Additionally, Ryan leverages his command of the intricate processes of administrative law and civil litigation to advance his clients’ interests.
Ryan also handles trademark law matters and has experience with Maryland municipal law issues as well as Maryland election and campaign finance laws.
Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Ryan spent a decade litigating in the D.C. office of the Am Law 100 firm, Winston & Strawn. As a law student at Stanford Law School, he worked as an extern in the Office of the Legal Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, helping to prosecute international war criminals and forge multilateral agreements with other countries.

Education
University of Maryland - College Park
B.A.
Honors: magna cum laude - H.C. Byrd Citizenship Award (most outstanding graduating male), 2000
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Stanford Law School
J.D. (2003)
Honors: - Lawrason Driscoll Moot Court Award, 2003
Activities: President of the Law & Policy Review - Summer clerk/extern for U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar- Kotelly
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Professional Experience
Principal
Paley Rothman
Current
Awards
VIP List (Successful by 40)
The Daily Record
“Rising Star” (2015-2018)
Maryland Super Lawyers
“Rising Star” (2015-2018)
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers
Rising Star in Government Contracts
Law360
Outstanding Achievement Award
Washington Lawyers Committee, for work on Immigrant and Refugee Rights
"Commitment to Justice" award
Winston & Strawn Pro Bono
Professional Associations
The Navy League of the United States, National Judge Advocate
The Navy League of the United States, National Judge Advocate
Current
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Maryland Municipal League,
President of Montgomery County chapter and member of state Board of Directors
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Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
- Board of Directors - Member of Climate, Energy & Environment Policy Committee
Current
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Maryland State Bar
Member
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New York State Bar # 4202891
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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New York
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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U.S. District Court for Maryland
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U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
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Practice Area
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Government Contracts
  • Litigation: Business
  • Litigation: Individual
  • Corporate
  • Science & Technology
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
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Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354