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Ryan Connolly’s law practice includes substantial experience in a broad range of legal matters. Mr. Connolly routinely acts as legal advisor or litigation counsel to a various organizations and individuals. This includes small, medium, and large businesses, startup companies, non-profits, commercial real estate owners/lessors, online retailers, dietary supplement manufacturers, publishers, authors, distributors, sports and anti-doping organizations, public personalities, educational institutions, scientists and sole proprietors. Mr. Connolly’s civil litigation and business law experience is comprehensive, including contractual disputes, tort defense, partnership, real estate, entertainment, employment, construction, unfair business practices, false advertising, IP infringement, brand protection, and many other types of commercial and personal conflicts. Although a zealous advocate for his clients in the courtroom, and experienced with handling litigation through arbitrations and trials, Mr. Connolly understands the importance of strategizing and resolving disputes in a cost-effective manner. He brings a practical approach to all matters that come across his desk and ensures that the client understands the pros and cons of the options available before proceeding on a course of action. If you are in need of an experienced professional to represent you or your business, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.

Mr. Connolly received his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law in 2006 with an emphasis in business law. While there, he published an award-winning article analyzing the scientific and political complexities surrounding anti-doping jurisprudence. Mr. Connolly received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999, and also studied international finance at Oxford University in England. He is a member in good standing with the State Bar of California and is licensed to practice law in all California courts.

Prior to founding the Law Offices of Ryan Connolly, Mr. Connolly practiced for years at a prominent Los Angeles law firm, specializing in high-stakes and entertainment litigation, learning invaluable tools that help his clients achieve their goals. Mr. Connolly also formerly served as Business Director of the world’s largest laboratory dedicated to scientific testing, research, and method development in the field of performance-enhancing athletic drug use. He has advised or litigated in various publicized matters related to doping or dietary supplements. Mr. Connolly co-founded a successful company, Banned Substances Control Group (BSCG), that specializes in certifying supplements to be free of substances banned by athletic organizations. He serves as general counsel to BSCG, as well as chief counsel to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA), which continues to significantly contribute to anti-doping efforts in combat sports. Mr. Connolly routinely acts as a speaker, consultant, author and advisor in the dietary supplement and anti-doping industries.


Practice areas


  1. Business: 30%
  2. Trademark: 20%
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 20%
  4. Contracts: 20%
  5. Entertainment: 10%


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8484 Wilshire Blvd Ste 515
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rated bySuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
2011 Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Offices of Ryan Connolly2010 - Present
AttorneyMiller Barondess LLP2006 - 2010
Summer AssociateHolme Roberts & Owen2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Tracy vs. TracyTrial Victory
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Publication nameTitleDate
Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law JournalBalancing the Justices in Anti-Doping Jurisprudence2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of California - BerkeleyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Presentation to NHLAthletic Dietary Supplement Use2015
World Boxing Council ConventionAnti-Doping2014
ARP ConferenceCurrent Issues in Anti-Doping Law2013
ABC Annual ConferenceVoluntary Anti-Doping Association2013