Ryan D. Junck

Ryan D. Junck

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations

Ryan Junck is the head of Skadden’s European litigation/controversy practices and European White Collar Defense and Investigations Group.


Mr. Junck represents corporations and individuals in U.S. and multinational regulatory investigations, including those brought by the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, state attorneys general and district attorneys, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Federal Reserve, the U.S. Congress and international regulators, such as the Serious Fraud Office.

He has conducted numerous internal investigations and related government inquiries, often cross-border in scope, including investigations concerning:

  • market abuse/insider trading;
  • financial fraud;
  • anti-corruption;
  • anti-money laundering;
  • economic sanctions laws; and
  • cyber incidents.

He also handles crisis management representations and due diligence work in the context of corporate transactions.

Mr. Junck has represented clients and conducted investigations in a variety of industries, such as financial and professional services, manufacturing, technology, media and telecommunications, asset management, private equity, construction, natural resources and pharmaceuticals. He has conducted reviews in more than 50 countries, with a particular focus on EMEA and Russia/CIS.

He regularly advises on compliance and corporate governance matters, in addition to leading numerous reviews of corporate compliance programs and conducting related risk assessments and gap analyses, with the goal of identifying and preventing potential violations of law.

Mr. Junck is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers UK, in which clients describe him as “truly excellent” and praise his “deep experience in leading internal investigations and handling cross-border enforcement proceedings,” as well as a leading individual in the Regu­latory Investigations and Corporate Crime category in The Legal 500 UK. He also has been recognized in Chambers High Net Worth. He was included in Global Investigations Review’s 2017 40 Under 40, recognizing the world’s most accomplished young practitioners in the fields of investigations and white collar crime, and was named a Transatlantic Rising Star at the 2016 American Lawyer Transatlantic Legal Awards.



  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2003 (cum laude)
  • B.A., University of Nebraska, 2000 (summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)


  • California
  • New York


  • Law Clerk, Nebraska Supreme Court (2003-2004)

Ryan D. Junck

Partner, White Collar Defense and Investigations