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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.


  • Private equity firm and portfolio company obtain voluntary dismissal of employment-related claimsJones Day represented a private equity firm and one of its portfolio companies in litigation brought by a former remote employee of the portfolio company.
  • Safelite secures complete dismissal of qui tam suitA Jones Day cross-office team achieved a complete dismissal of a California insurance fraud qui tam suit for our client Safelite, the market leader in vehicle glass repair and replacement services.
  • 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.
  • FirstEnergy officers and directors defend against claims in securities class action and related opt-out casesJones Day defends certain current and former officers and directors of FirstEnergy Corp. in a securities class action and two related opt-out actions.
  • Peabody secures Eighth Circuit victory upholding chapter 11 discharge of global warming claimsThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a bankruptcy court order ordering three California municipalities to dismiss their global warming claims against Jones Day client Peabody Energy Corporation because those claims were discharged by Peabody's successful chapter 11 plan of reorganization.