Ryan S. Lean

Ryan Lean is an associate with Keesal, Young & Logan in its Long Beach office.  His practice includes a broad range of civil litigation in state and federal court and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

In his securities practice, Ryan has defended financial services firms, registered representatives, and corporate executives in judicial and arbitration proceedings involving allegations of fraud, unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and violation of federal and state securities laws.  Ryan’s experience includes the defense of claims involving publicly-traded equities and options, private equity funds and other alternative investments, tenant-in-common interests and various other investments, often involving high net worth investors.  He has also represented registered representatives in expungement proceedings before FINRA and in state court, and has assisted financial services firms in regulatory proceedings before FINRA and the SEC.

Ryan also represents financial services firms in employment matters involving wrongful termination, defamation, and breach of contract disputes.  He has also represented mortgage banking clients in state and federal court, including bankruptcy court.  His mortgage banking practice includes the defense of origination and servicing claims involving individual lending transactions, including allegations of fraud, wrongful foreclosure, unfair business practices, promised or failed loan modifications, RESPA, TILA, FDCPA, and other state and federal consumer protection laws.  Ryan’s practice also includes professional liability litigation, including legal malpractice claims and claims against insurance brokers and agents.

Ryan graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006 with a double major in legal studies and international trade.  While there, he was a four-year competitor on the men’s varsity swimming team and Team Captain his senior year.  Ryan received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2010.  During law school, he was a senior editor of the Los Angeles Public Interest Law Journal, which published an article he wrote titled Equity and Adequacy in California Schools: A Roadmap for a Return to Litigation as a Means of School Finance Reform.  Ryan also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow in the United States District Court for the Central District of California while he was in law school.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach.

Ryan is admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in California.