Ryan Robichaux is an associate in the Governmental Affairs and Litigation Practice groups. While based in the firm's Birmingham office, he represents clients before the executive and legislative branches of government in Montgomery, Alabama and Washington, D.C. Ryan also regularly advises clients on federal and state campaign finance and ethics laws. Ryan assists clients with the establishment and administration of political programs, including the formation of political action committees (PACs) and compliance with campaign finance laws. Ryan also advises clients on how to develop effective internal programs to comply with lobbying and gift laws.
Ryan’s litigation practice concentrates on representing financial institutions and mortgage companies in a variety of residential and commercial litigation matters. In his financial institution practice, Ryan has defended financial institutions and mortgage companies in both federal and state court. He has defended federal causes of action, alleging violations of the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Service members Civil Relief Act, and state causes of action concerning mortgage related fees and services, origination, pooling and servicing agreements, loan repurchase disputes, investor disputes, servicing matters, fraud, and breach of contract. Ryan also has experience with general civil litigation concerning personal injury and commercial matters before state and federal courts.
Ryan graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law. At Alabama, Ryan was a member of the Campbell Moot Court Board and served as the Symposium Chair for the Journal of the Legal profession. He also served as President of the Federalist Society and was involved in the Blackburn Institute.
Prior to law school, Ryan served as a political analyst in the United States Senate and the British Parliament. For two years, Ryan served as a Legislative Aide and Legislative Correspondent for United States Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) where he specialized in trade and manufacturing policy. Prior to that, Ryan served as a Research Assistant for Member of Parliament Nigel Waterson of Eastbourne.
Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics from the Catholic University of America in 2004 where he was the President of the Undergraduate Student Government. He is currently a member of Catholic University's Board of Governors.