Stephen M. Ryan Esq., a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and based in its Washington, D.C., office, is head of his firm’s Government Strategies Practice Group. Mr. Ryan provides lobbying, litigation and counseling services, often for the high-technology community, and companies in highly regulated industries, and he has broad experience in addressing the combined legal, political and press related challenges stemming from congressional oversight and investigation. He has been recognized by Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (among the top five percent in political law) and by the Best Lawyers in America (among the top government relations lawyers). Mr. Ryan, who previously co-taught “Legislative Investigations” as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law with Professor Sam Dash, is co-author of a book on procurement ethics and has published numerous professional articles on congressional policy-making and on the interface of criminal and government procurement law. Frequently quoted in leading newspapers and on television, he is a contributor to the Legal Crisis Strategies Blog covering topics on crisis management and prevention.