Joy M. Ryan has represented insurance, technology, energy, local government and law enforcement clients before legislative and executive branches. Ms. Ryan has broad experience in regulatory matters, with an emphasis on insurance regulatory work in the areas of life, health, long-term care, disability, property and casualty, and title insurance. She has also worked extensively in the procurement arena, identifying opportunities at executive agencies and assisting in the preparation and defense of winning bids for a large dollar multi-year contracts.
Ms. Ryan received her B.A. degree in economics from Brown University in 1982, where she was a National Merit Scholar, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law, Cum Laude, in 1996, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ryan was legislative director and counsel for the Health Insurance Association of America, State Government Affairs, in Washington, D.C. There she managed legislative and regulatory issues at the state level dealing with key health insurance issues, including patients’ rights, privacy, managed care, small group and individual market reforms, prescription drugs, and physician anti-trust waivers. Ms. Ryan has experience in state implementation of the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLBA”). Among other responsibilities, Ms. Ryan managed outside counsel in a number of states on legislative and regulatory issues. As outside counsel for a national health insurance trade association, Ms. Ryan is now beginning work on state implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”).
Ms. Ryan has served as assistant general counsel for a life and health insurance company. She also served as legislative aide for a Florida Senate Health Care Committee Chair. She has served on the Vendor Advisory Committee of Florida Health Choices, a health insurance marketplace.
Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice in Florida and in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the Florida Bar Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee.
Ms. Ryan has served on the School Advisory Committee for a local public school and is active in child-focused charities such as the March of Dimes and various adoption organizations.
Practice Areas: Insurance Regulation | Legislative and Executive Lobbying | Fifty State Government Relations | State Agency Administrative Law | Health Care Regulation