• Meet our Founding Partners

    Silvia L. Serpe & Paul W. Ryan

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  • Our Team

    We are seasoned trial attorneys and effective negotiators.

  • Our Practice Areas

    In all matters, we provide our clients with smart, practical, and cost-effective legal advice. The results are telling.

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    Our New York lawyers can help you with: white-collar criminal and government enforcement defense; business litigation, and emerging cryptocurrency laws.

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Serpe Ryan LLP provides a trustworthy and dedicated defense of clients facing government investigations, criminal charges, or civil lawsuits in New York’s federal and state courts, as well as in all arbitration and mediation forums.

We are former prosecutors and regulators; whose decades of experience informs our approach to the defense of every client we represent.

Founded in 2012 by a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and a former Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), we understand how prosecutors and adversaries think and litigate cases. We are seasoned trial attorneys, distinguished appellate advocates, and effective negotiators who are relentless in our pursuit of the best possible legal outcome for all of our clients. 

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