Ryan M. Magee is Counsel in Riker Danzig’s White Collar Criminal Defense and Investigations Group, Cannabis Law Group, and Cyber Security & Data Privacy Group.
Ryan brings substantial trial experience to his criminal defense practice, handling a wide variety of criminal matters, including fraud, larceny, racketeering, sexual assault, and drug offenses. He also represents medical professionals and health care providers in connection with criminal and civil health care investigations and regulatory proceedings. Prior to joining Riker Danzig, he served as an Assistant Prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, where he oversaw the Special Prosecutions Unit, orchestrating financial crime and cybercrime investigations. While at the Prosecutor’s Office, Ryan was nominated to attend the National Computer Forensics Institute, training under the United States Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security. He also served as liaison to the New Jersey Attorney General’s Anti-Money Laundering Task Force.
In his cannabis law practice, Ryan provides clients with advice on the spectrum of issues that arise in the emerging cannabis industry, including the enforceability of federal anti-drug, anti-money laundering, and banking laws, as well as regulatory and compliance requirements for lawful cannabis businesses. Ryan has counseled numerous clients on license applications to cultivate, manufacture and dispense medical cannabis, and also provides ongoing guidance to businesses navigating the unclear legal landscape surrounding CBD and industrial hemp products.
Prior to joining the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Ryan served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Eugene H. Austin, Superior Court of New Jersey, Criminal Division. Ryan received his J.D. degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010, where he was a member of the Seton Hall Circuit Review. He received a B.A. in Public Relations from Hofstra University Honors College in 2007.
Best Lawyers in America®, a peer review of U.S. lawyers, has included Ryan on its "Best Lawyers" list in the field of White Collar Criminal Defense for 2022. Ryan has been included on the Super Lawyers "Rising Star" list for Criminal Defense: White Collar Law for 2020. See Awards and Honors Methodology.
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