Ryan Berry

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Managing Partner, Ward & Berry


Ryan Berry is the Managing Partner of Ward & Berry, a Washington D.C. boutique law firm focused on representing federal contractors. He has successfully handled significant commercial litigation matters through trial for clients in the national security and technology sectors, and has guided clients through investigations brought by the Inspector General (IG) of federal agencies, Congressional investigations, suspensions and proposed debarments. Ryan assists companies in developing and maturing their compliance and ethics programs, conducts internal investigations, and provides periodic training to clients on critical compliance topics, such as mandatory reporting requirements, code of conduct, responding to government investigations, and whistleblower protection. Ryan maintains an active security clearance to represent defense and intelligence community clients in legal matters involving their classified government contracts.

Ryan’s service to the broader contractor community has included his elected term from 2017 to 2020 as the private security industry representative for the Americas on the board of directors of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) and his on-going roles as outside legal counsel and Advisory Council member of the International Stability Operations Association (ISOA). Ryan graduated from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Prior to practicing law, Ryan was a management consultant for the Department of Defense, and earlier served as an officer in the United States Air Force in Space & Missile Operations and Acquisition Management roles. He holds a graduate certificate in Technical Program Management for Commercial Business from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned his bachelor’s degree from the United States Military Academy (West Point), where he competed on Army’s NCAA Rifle squad. BEAT NAVY.