Ryan Harmanis represents clients in complex matters, including health care litigation, nationwide class actions, and lawsuits brought by state attorneys general. Ryan has substantial experience in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act (FCA) and state equivalents, including health care matters involving the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the Stark Law, and Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement. Ryan also briefs and argues cases on appeal and has argued three times before the Ohio Supreme Court.
Ryan recently defended a major Columbus company against a false advertising claim, as well as a Fortune 100 company facing multiple lawsuits in federal court, including a nationwide class action. Currently, he is defending one Fortune 500 company against breach-of-warranty, fraud, and consumer-protection claims and another Fortune 500 company facing dozens of lawsuits brought by state and local governments raising consumer protection claims.
Ryan's health care experience includes successfully defending a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company facing multiple FCA lawsuits alleging anti-kickback violations. He is currently representing a major hospital system in an FCA case alleging violations of Medicaid regulations and a Fortune 500 company in a case alleging improper Medicaid billing.
Before joining Jones Day, Ryan served as a Deputy Solicitor General for the State of Ohio and worked on several cases argued before the United States Supreme Court.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
States' Stances on Public Interest Standing, 76 Ohio St. L.J. 729 (2015)
- The Ohio State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2015; Order of the Coif; Staff Editor, Ohio State Law Journal; Donald S. Teller Award for Best Student Writing; M.B.A. with honors 2015); Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A. in Math & Economics 2011; Phi Beta Kappa; Outstanding Economics Major)
- Ohio, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Deputy Solicitor General, Appeals Section, Ohio Attorney General's Office (2016-2017)
- Law Clerk to Judge Eric E. Murphy (2019-2020) and Judge David W. McKeague (2015-2016), U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit