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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rated by||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|2011 Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Principal||Law Offices of Ryan Connolly||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Miller Barondess LLP||2006 - 2010|
|Summer Associate||Holme Roberts & Owen||2004 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Virginia Sports and Entertainment Law Journal||Balancing the Justices in Anti-Doping Jurisprudence||2006|
|UCLA School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Univ of California Berkeley||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Presentation to NHL||Athletic Dietary Supplement Use||2015|
|World Boxing Council Convention||Anti-Doping||2014|
|ARP Conference||Current Issues in Anti-Doping Law||2013|
|ABC Annual Conference||Voluntary Anti-Doping Association||2013|