Ryan Straus focuses his practice on providing strategic advice to companies on legal, policy and business issues relating to financial technology. As an attorney with a background in both technology and financial services, Ryan assists clients with payment and lending matters, including electronic payments, mobile payments, prepaid cards, virtual and digital currencies, consumer lending, and federal and state licensing.

 

In addition to his law practice, Ryan is Adjunct Professor at Seattle University School of Law and co-developed the Digital Commerce and Financial Technology curriculum for Seattle University’s new LLM in Innovation and Technology Law. Ryan is the author of Bloomberg BNA’s Emerging Payments portfolio, part of Bloomberg BNA’s Banking Practice Series, and co-author of the United States chapter of “The Law of Bitcoin.”