Bryan Ryan advises clients on a range of strategic corporate transactions, including:

  • Public and private mergers and acquisitions, including SPAC business combinations and cross-border transactions
  • Initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings for domestic and foreign issuers
  • Debt offerings and alternative financing transactions
  • Corporate governance, periodic reporting, and other matters relating to public company status

A versatile corporate lawyer, Mr. Ryan helps his clients navigate commercial and regulatory hurdles in multijurisdictional transactions across a range of industries, including, among others, hospitality, gaming, manufacturing, technology, and energy, crafting company narratives that are compelling to investors and driving transformative transactions to successful close.

Mr. Ryan served as a member of the firm’s Associates Committee from 2020-2022 and as a member of the firm’s Recruiting Committee from 2019-2020.

Mr. Ryan's representative transactions include advising:

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Centennial Resource Development in its US$7.0 billion merger with Colgate Energy Partners III to create the largest pure-play exploration and production company in the Delaware Basin
  • Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) in its US$3.1 billion acquisition of EnLink Midstream and EnLink Midstream Partners, providers of midstream energy services
  • TotalEnergies in its acquisition of half of Global Infrastructure Partners’ interest in Clearway Group and sale of half of TotalEnergies’ interest in SunPower Corp.
  • Chesapeake Energy in its US$2.2 billion acquisition of Vine Energy
  • Fertitta Entertainment in its US$1.6 billion sale of Golden Nugget Online Gaming to DraftKings
  • EQM Midstream Partners in its US$1.0 billion acquisition of Eureka Midstream Holdings and Hornet Midstream Holdings and related US$1.2 billion preferred equity financing
  • Midstates Petroleum in its US$729 million merger of equals with Amplify Energy
  • Stoller Group in its sale to Corteva
  • Equitrans Midstream Corporation in its US$1.8 billion take-private of EQM Midstream Partners
  • Weatherford International in its US$430 million sale of assets to a subsidiary of Schlumberger
  • CNX Resources in its US$357 million take-private of CNX Midstream Partners
  • Spartan Energy Partners in its US$17.1 million acquisition of a minority stake in CSI Compressco LP from TETRA Technologies, Inc.
  • TotalEnergies, as SunPower’s majority shareholder, in SunPower’s spin-off of Maxeon Solar Technologies
  • TechnipFMC on the spin-off of its onshore/offshore business to create a standalone publicly traded company, Technip Energies, listed on Euronext Paris, with a separate OTC listing of its ADRs

SPAC Business Combinations

  • Desktop Metal, a 3D printing technology company, in its US$2.5 billion merger with Trine Acquisition Corp.
  • Intuitive Machines, a leading space exploration, infrastructure and services company, in its US$1.0 billion business combination with Inflection Point Acquisition Corp.
  • X-Energy Reactor Company, a leading developer of small modular nuclear reactor and fuel technology, in its pending US$2.0 billion business combination with Ares Acquisition Corp.
  • ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$1.4 billion merger with Fast Radius, Inc., a cloud manufacturing and digital supply chain company
  • Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II (now known as Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.) in its US$3.8 billion acquisition of Alta Mesa Holdings, LP and Kingfisher Midstream, LLC
  • Tempo Automation, Inc., a software-accelerated electronics manufacturer, in its merger with ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp.
  • Chardan Healthcare Acquisition 2 Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its merger with Renovacor, Inc., an early-stage biotechnology company

Capital Markets

  • ECP Environmental Growth Opportunities Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, in its US$345 million initial public offering
  • Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in multiple preferred equity offerings totaling over US$2.3 billion in aggregate
  • Diversified Gas & Oil PLC in offerings by certain of its special purpose vehicles of an aggregate amount of US$400 million of non-recourse asset backed securities
  • A multinational integrated oil and gas company in multiple registered notes offerings by its subsidiaries totaling over US$5.2 billion in aggregate
  • CONSOL Mining Corporation (now known as CONSOL Energy Inc.) in US$300 million offering of senior secured second lien notes
  • CNX Midstream Partners in US$400 million offering of senior notes
  • Underwriters and Initial Purchasers in numerous equity and debt offerings

Bar Qualification

  • Texas


  • JD, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, 2016
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • BA, Southern Illinois University, 2013
    cum laude

Languages Spoken

  • English