Alexander P. Ryan is a partner in the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Department, specializing in ERISA Title I matters. Alex advises plan sponsors and plan service providers with respect to a range of fiduciary issues arising under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, including Department of Labor guidance and regulations.
Alex’s work focuses on a variety of investment-related matters, including issues arising under the fiduciary and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA related to the structure, design, and implementation of various investment products, such as private equity, real estate, hedge funds, commodity and real assets funds, and many others. He has substantial experience applying ERISA’s prohibited transaction rules to these types of investment products. In addition to his transactional work, Alex represents clients in DOL enforcement actions and investigations.
Prior to joining Willkie in 2021, Alex was a Principal at Groom Law Group.