Ryan’s practice is primarily focused in the areas of health law and the regulation of professions, extending to administrative law and litigation matters.
As general counsel to a number of regulators, Ryan provides opinions on professional conduct processes, including investigations, complaints and discipline, and is often involved in the drafting and interpretation of governing legislation, regulations, by-laws and policies. He also provides advice with respect to Board governance and Board members’ fiduciary responsibilities. Additionally, Ryan presents and offers training on professional conduct processes and other important aspects of self-regulation.
Further demonstrating his expertise, Ryan recently assisted in the development of the regulatory framework for a new professional health regulator, providing support with the drafting of by-laws and acting as general counsel. He also has a unique perspective of regulators’ internal operations, having recently worked in-house on a secondment basis with a leading health regulator.
Ryan is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association, where he sits on the Professional Development Committee. He is also the Vice-Chair of the CBA-NS Health Law Section and sits on the Board of Directors for Lymphoma Canada.
An avid world explorer, Ryan has volunteered with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association and interned with an HIV/AIDS NGO in Swaziland, Africa. Most recently, he spent a month in Mongolia, providing training and advising on human resources issues. Ryan has lived on four continents and travelled to over 35 countries.
J.D., University of New Brunswick (2014)
B.A. Political Science and Human Rights (distinction), St. Thomas University (2010)
- Nova Scotia (2016)
- Prince Edward Island (2015)