Ryan Mrazik is an associate in the firm's Litigation practice and a member of the firm's Privacy & Security, Internet Industry and Social Media teams.
He counsels on and litigates privacy and data security issues for communications service providers, emerging technology companies, and companies in retail, entertainment, healthcare, financial and other industries.
Surveillance and User Data Requests
In the primary part of his practice, Ryan assists communications service providers in responding to government and other requests for lawfully authorized electronic surveillance and disclosure of user information in accordance with the federal Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), including under the Wiretap Act (Title III), the Pen Register/Trap and Trace Statute, the Stored Communications Act (SCA), and also under the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
His representation includes reviewing domestic and international legal process, counseling and training regarding compliance and internal provider procedures, and litigating these issues in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country. This aspect of Ryan’s practice also includes counseling on and litigating related issues, such as reporting to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), records custodian and witness testimony requests, requests for location-based information, pre-suit discovery, and First Amendment protections afforded to anonymous speech on the Internet.
Regulatory Compliance Counsel
Ryan also counsels technology and others companies regarding compliance with a range of privacy and data security statutes, including the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act, Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) and state equivalents, state recording statutes, federal and state biometric identification statutes, and other similar laws.
Additionally, he assists clients with company-wide privacy and data security assessments and legal analysis; data breach notification and response policies and procedures; rapid response to computer intrusions and remedies under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA); and service provider rights and obligations under the Communications Decency Act (CDA).
Ryan defends privacy-related class action litigation, including under the federal Wiretap Act, Stored Communications Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and other federal and state privacy and data security statutes. In addition, Ryan handles government agency inquiries and investigations of company’s privacy and data security practices , including from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state Attorneys General. Ryan's litigation experience also includes general litigation, such as consumer protection, contract and intellectual property matters, in federal and state courts for a range of technology and other clients.
In 2008, Ryan completed a Perkins Coie Internet Law Fellowship, during which he worked on emerging issues in Internet law and implemented his knowledge through on-site placement with the firm's communications service provider and technology clients.
- Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children, Washington, D.C., Court-Appointed Special Advocate, 2004 - 2006
- District of Columbia Employment Justice Center, Washington, D.C., Intake Volunteer, 2004
- Professor Andrew Schoenholtz, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., Research Assistant, 2007 - 2008
- Perkins Coie LLP, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2007
- Department of Justice, Civil Division, Office of National Courts, Washington, D.C., Legal Intern, 2007
- District of Columbia Law Students in Court Program, Washington, D.C., Intake Specialist and Investigator, Summer 2006
- Association of Academic Health Centers, Washington, D.C., Program Assistant, 2003 - 2006
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2008
Senior Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
- Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service, 2003