Stephen M. Ryan was quoted in a February 15 article published by Newsday regarding the potential federal investigation into whether Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee committed perjury, witness tampering and obstruction of justice at a recent congressional hearing. As a partner in McDermott’s Government Strategies Practice Group, Mr. Ryan discussed the likelihood that federal prosecutors would initiate investigations into incidents that allegedly occurred in their jurisdictions. "It was the equivalent of a nuclear explosion going off; [a prosecutor] can't look away," he said. Mr. Ryan noted that while Clemens' decision to testify was a mistake, it may be hard to criticize the baseball player's need to clear his name. "You're not Roger Clemens, and you have not won seven Cy Young Awards," he said.