Manatt partner Stephen Ryan and other Manatt lawyers have been working closely with OHI in providing strategic leadership as OHI's first Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair in securing funding for the project, making introductions with third-party service providers and providing legal consultation on leasing contracts.
Ryan has helped spearhead fund-raising for the HOPE Center in Anacostia, valued at $6 million. The HOPE Center will include a cyber cafe with 17 workstations as well as check-cashing and lending opportunities. Ryan was part of the team that was successful in raising money from President Clinton and now $2.5 million from President Bush and the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Manatt client E*TRADE gave $2.5 million to make the D.C. HOPE Center a reality.
Steve has experience in all branches of the U.S. government. He served as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs (GAC), chaired by the Honorable John Glenn, and participated in all aspects of the Committee's legislative and oversight activities, such as government procurement investigations, government audit activities, ethics legislation and oversight of inspectors general. Steve served as Deputy Counsel of the President's Commission on Organized Crime, directing investigations against La Cosa Nostra and other criminals during the Reagan Administration. He also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C., prosecuting criminal cases.
Steve is perhaps unique among registered lobbyists, since he tries cases for his lobbying clients.
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1980
Cornell University, B.S., 1977