April 28, 2014

National law firm Polsinelli welcomes Scott C. Ryan to its national Construction, Energy, Real Estate Litigation Practice as shareholder. Ryan, who will practice in Phoenix, has an extensive career in construction. He spent 10 years as general counsel and a corporate officer for large national and global construction companies that executed over $10 billion in projects.  He was responsible for all legal and risk management aspects of day-to-day business operations. 

“Scott’s experience managing and directing the legal matters of very large construction companies and their subsidiaries adds a valuable business component to his legal counsel.” said Roy Bash, who chairs the Construction, Energy, Real Estate Litigation Practice. “His in depth industry knowledge will bring additional depth and value to our national construction practice.” 

Ryan is experienced in large fast-track construction projects, negotiating complex contracts, defending claims, providing on-project risk management and contract management oversight, counseling on contractual obligations, and prosecuting bad faith and coverage actions. He joins a national practice that stretches from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. and includes nearly 30 attorneys who advise clients on issues related to complex construction matters. 

“Polsinelli is a great fit for my construction industry clients.  The firm’s national footprint and reputation for being business-minded will help me continue to provide legal counsel that draws on strategic thinking and proactive problem solving.” said Ryan.  “I am excited to join the team.”   

Ryan is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry. He earned his M.S. in Construction Engineering and a B.S. in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University.  He earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law with a certificate in patent law. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and Illinois. 

Polsinelli continues to experience impressive growth.  With more than 700 attorneys, the firm’s national footprint has expanded to 11 states and 18 cities.  The American Lawyer recently recognized Polsinelli as the fastest-growing law firm in America during 2008 to 2012.  In 2013, the firm rose to 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. 

Ryan is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:     

  • Construction industry trends
  • Large-scale complex commercial development projects
  • Construction risk management 

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM   Polsinelli is a first generation law firm serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally.  Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 700 attorneys in 18 offices.  Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries.  The firm can be found online at Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.

*Law360, March 2014