Brown Rudnick LLP   USA, UK, France

Joseph F. Ryan - Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Law Firm
+1 617 856 8200
+1 617 856 8201
One Financial Center
Boston , Massachusetts 02111 United States
Samuel P Williams

About Brown Rudnick LLP

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe, represents clients from around the world in high-stakes litigation, international arbitration and complex business transactions.

Clients include public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 businesses and start-up enterprises. The firm also represents investors, as well as official and ad hoc creditors’ committees in today’s largest corporate restructurings, both domestically and abroad. Founded more than 60 years ago, Brown Rudnick has more than 240 lawyers and government relations professionals providing advice and services across key areas of the law. The firm regularly serves clients in Europe, the United States and North America, the Middle East, North Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. With its Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest, the firm has created an innovative model combining its pro bono, charitable giving and community volunteer efforts.

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Ryan

is Chief Executive Officer of Brown Rudnick and Chairman of the Firm’s Management Committee. A senior partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Restructuring Department, he also maintains an active practice representing public and private companies in turnaround and restructuring situations in and out of bankruptcy.

Joe has represented principal parties in the successful reorganization of businesses in a variety of industries, including airline transportation, biotechnology, chemicals, computer services, energy, health care, manufacturing, real estate, retail and telecommunications.


Sam Williams is

the Managing Director of Brown Rudnick’s Corporate & Capital Markets Department, concentrates his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, licensing and strategic partnerships and international law. He counsels publicly and privately held corporations in a variety of industries including businesses in the information technology, semiconductor, communications and other high technology sectors.

In addition to his transactional experience, Sam has considerable experience guiding clients in formulating their intellectual property, licensing and distribution arrangements and in establishing domestic and multinational strategic partnerships. He advises clients in complying with securities laws in proxy solicitations, the ongoing reporting requirements of public companies antitakeover techniques and a broad range of other matters affecting companies and their officers and directors.

As part of Brown Rudnick’s Family Office team, Sam is also part of collaborative, cross-disciplinary initiatives assisting clients in this area.

Other Offices - USA



185 Asylum Street Hartford, CT 06103



New York

7 Times Square New York, NY 10036




Orange County

2211 Michelson Drive 7th Floor Irvine, CA 92612





10 Memorial Boulevard Providence, RI 02903




Washington, DC

601 Thirteenth Street NW Suite 600 Washington, DC 20005



Other Countries

United Kingdom


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