Ryan D. Junck


Ryan Junck is the head of the London-based corporate investigations practice. Mr. Junck represents corporations and individuals in criminal and civil matters in federal and state courts. He also has significant experience representing clients in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general, district attorneys, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Congress and various international regulators.

Mr. Junck has conducted numerous internal investigations and has substantial experience representing clients in cross-border matters, including investigations concerning insider trading, financial fraud, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the economic sanctions laws administered by OFAC. He has represented clients and conducted investigations in various international jurisdictions, including France, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the U.S., Japan, Singapore, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Angola, Greece, India, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Israel and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Junck regularly advises clients on anti-bribery and anti-corruption due diligence, and often consults with clients regarding their compliance and training programs.

Mr. Junck’s representations have included:

  • global financial institutions in federal, state and regulatory investigations concerning potential violations of U.S. sanctions laws;
  • foreign financial institutions and senior executives in cross-border tax investigations;
  • senior executives at foreign financial institutions in cross-border tax investigations;
  • a senior executive of a public company in a federal securities fraud prosecution and related civil proceedings;
  • an alleged “tipper” in a federal insider trading prosecution;
  • a hedge fund employee in a federal insider trading investigation;
  • an asset management firm in federal and state insider trading investigations;
  • a news organization in federal and state insider trading investigations;
  • board members of a private holding company in an FCPA investigation;
  • a financial institution in a state bribery investigation;
  • a foreign financial institution in a state investigation concerning mortgage-backed securities;
  • a senior executive of a public company in a stock options backdating prosecution; and
  • an audit committee in civil and criminal investigations into its company’s accounting practices.

Skadden’s London Corporate Investigations practice is ranked in tier one by The Legal 500, which quotes sources describing Mr. Junck as “truly excellent.”

Prior to joining Skadden, Mr. Junck worked for another international law firm in New York, where he represented corporations in various civil matters in federal and state courts.


J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2003 (cum laude)

B.A., University of Nebraska, 2000 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


Law Clerk, Nebraska Supreme Court (2003-2004)