Patrick D. Ryan - McDermott Will & Emery


Patrick D. Ryan focuses his practice on employee benefits & executive compensation matters unique to business transactions as well as generalized qualified plan matters. Patrick also has experience with health and welfare benefits.


  • Represented Destillers United Group S.L., a Spanish company, together with certain of its affiliates including in the United States, Panama, Venezuela and Portugal (Madeira) (collectively, “DUG”), in the sale of its award-winning super premium Diplomático Rum brand and related assets to Brown-Forman Corporation, the publicly traded international spirits company best known for its Jack Daniels whiskey
  • Represented Calendly, LLC in its acquisition of Prelude, a fast-growing recruiting operations platform designed to build an efficient hiring process
  • Represented I.G. Capital, LLC in its acquisition of Barton & Associates, a leading national locum tenens physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, certified registered nurse anesthetist and dentist staffing and recruiting firm
  • Represented Gemspring Capital Management, LLC in the acquisition of Bradford Soap International, Inc., a leading developer, formulator and manufacturer of beauty and personal care products

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The John Marshall Law School, LLM, with honors, 2010
DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2006
Indiana University, BS, 2002