Elizabeth Ryan works in Washington D.C. as an attorney at Patton Boggs LLP, a leading international law firm. In this role, she advises clients on a range of international business, policy, and legal matters in the U.S. and overseas, and develops strategic initiatives to advance public-private partnerships and to address complex legal and regulatory issues at the federal level in Washington. Since joining Patton Boggs, Elizabeth has served as counsel for a $100 million international charitable fund established by a sovereign state in the Middle East, where she oversaw and managed investments in housing, health care, and education projects. Active in the region, she was selected to co-convene a working group at the 2012 U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. Before entering private practice, Elizabeth worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for several Congressional Committees. In addition to her work in the U.S. Government, Elizabeth draws on her previous experience with the CNN News Group at Turner Broadcasting Inc., where she developed a strong background in media and public affairs that augments her legal practice. Elizabeth holds a Juris Doctor from George Mason University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Sector: Private Sector
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: United States of America
City of Residency: Washington D.C., U.S.A.