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Ryan Harmanis represents clients in complex commercial matters, including health care litigation and nationwide class actions. Ryan has substantial experience in qui tam actions under the False Claims Act (FCA), particularly 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 successfully 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 — and a major energy producer in bankruptcy proceedings. He is currently involved in efforts to defeat class certification in several utility class actions and a related securities class action pending in federal and state courts.

Ryan's health care experience includes successfully defending a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company facing multiple FCA lawsuits alleging anti-kickback violations. Currently, he represents a Fortune 500 company in an FCA case involving AKS violations, as well as a major hospital system in an FCA case involving allegations under the Stark Law.

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.


  • Wells Fargo provides Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan for CBL PropertiesJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with the Chapter 11 financial reorganization plan of and secured exit financing for CBL Properties (“CBL”), a publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns and manages a portfolio of shopping malls.
  • Fortune 50 automaker opposes Ohio's efforts to recover $60 million in tax creditsJones Day represented a Fortune 50 automaker in opposing the State of Ohio's efforts to recover $60 million in job creation and job retention tax credits provided to the automaker in connection with the modernization of a manufacturing plant in Ohio.