Ryan Searson

Financial Reg Analyst


Ryan Searson is a financial regulatory analyst with Foley & Lardner LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Securities Enforcement & Litigation Practice.

Ryan assists in the representation of clients facing subpoenas and inquiries from the government, financial regulators, and exchanges (i.e. SEC, DOJ, FINRA, CME Group, CFTC and the NFA) related to trading in equities, options, derivatives, and other products to identify response strategies and potential risk to clients.  He also routinely assists in internal investigations for clients facing allegations of fraud and compliance wrongdoing.  Ryan identifies and performs analysis on client and external data to assist with investigating and responding to inquiries and also assists with the collection of trade and other data and identifies appropriate platforms for data analysis.  He prepares visual and narrative summaries of trade and other data analysis and assists in witness interviews, matter negotiations and settlement proceedings.  With a background in programming and database management, Ryan combines these tools and techniques with a knowledge of the financial markets and statistical techniques to identify patterns and potential risks for clients. Ryan has experience in object-oriented programming, SQL, Visual Basic, systems analysis and design, data mining and warehousing, and financial modeling.


Ryan received his B.A. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. He received a M.S. in information systems from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in 2015. He is currently pursuing his J.D. at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.