Ryan J. Lowry


Ryan Lowry is an associate with Foley & Larder LLP. He is a member of the firm’s Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations and Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practices, as well as the Securities Enforcement & Litigation, Insurance & Reinsurance Litigation, and the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Teams. His practice includes conducting large-scale investigations for companies and individuals. He also has experience in commercial litigation disputes concerning contractual and employment-related issues.

Ryan has a considerable background in litigation and high-stakes arbitrations, as well as in investigating and litigating False Claims Act matters, particularly in the areas of health care, employment law, insurance and reinsurance, and various business disputes. In his practice, Ryan works closely with clients and the government to respond to any governmental inquiries, including grand jury subpoenas, civil investigative demands, and subpoenas duces tecum. In doing so, Ryan provides his clients complex legal and risk analysis and navigates his clients through large-scale data collection efforts.

While in law school, Ryan worked as a clinic attorney for the Federal Civil Rights Clinic where he was first chair in a jury trial. Additionally, Ryan worked as a law clerk for the Cook County Public Defender’s office. Prior to law school, Ryan was a corps member with AmeriCorps City Year in Seattle, Washington.

Awards and Recognition

  • Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers, 2023
24 January 2023 Article

Supreme Court Changes Its Mind, Decides Not To Mire into Attorney Client Privilege

The United States Supreme Court has changed its mind as to whether to rule on the proper test to assess the applicability of the attorney-client privilege to dual purpose communications.
24 January 2023 Honors and Awards

Foley Attorneys Named to 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers List

Foley & Lardner LLP is proud to announce that 23 of its Chicago attorneys have been named to the 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
12 January 2023 Article

Supreme Court Considers Extent to which Business Communications Are Protected By the Attorney Client Privilege

Soon the Supreme Court may provide new direction as to how to assess whether the attorney-client privilege protects dual purpose communications — that is, communications with both a legal and non-legal purpose.
13 December 2022 In the News

Foley Attorneys Co-Author Chapter of “Federal Criminal Practice,” 2023 Edition

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner Lisa Noller and Associates Hayley Altabef and Ryan Lowry co-authored the Pretrial Motions chapter of the 2023 edition of “Federal Criminal Practice,” published by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education.
24 February 2022 In the News

John Zabriskie, Ryan Lowry and Zachary Kumar Author Article on Midwest Food Labeling Litigation

Foley & Lardner LLP Partner John Zabriskie and Associates Ryan Lowry and Zachary Kumar recently authored an article for Law360 titled, “Parsing The Recent Surge In Midwest Food Labeling Litigation.”
20 March 2020 Blogs

Illinois Governor Pritzker Announces Stay at Home Order

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker announced that, effective tomorrow, March 21 at 5:00 pm through April 7, all residents of Illinois are subject to a stay-at-home order. All nonessential business operations have been ordered to cease.