Ryan G. Blanch

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in New York, NY

The Blanch Law Firm, P.C.
 | 261 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-736-3900
Fax: 212-736-3910
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Ryan G. Blanch is the founder and managing partner of the Blanch Law Firm, a prominent Manhattan criminal defense firm with an emphasis on cases involving all criminal matters, government investigations, white collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement, and major felonies, including drug offenses and violent crimes. Over the course of his career, Mr. Blanch and his legal team have represented executives, attorneys, accountants, health care providers, financial industry professionals and other individuals, as well as numerous corporations, in both state and federal criminal investigations, trials and appeals throughout New York.

Mr. Blanch is a graduate of UCLA (1995) and Southern Methodist University School of Law (1999) who began his career as an attorney at the New York office of a large, nationally recognized law firm. He has since gone on to successfully defend thousands of clients and be listed in Top 100 Trial Attorneys as selected by The National Trial Lawyers.  He also acheived a "Superb Rated Attorney" award by AVVO (for which he carries a 10.0 rating) every year since 2011.

Mr. Blanch has also had a number of cases chronicled in various media outlets and is frequently sought for his insights and comments by The New York Times, The New York Post, FOX News Live, The Wall Street Journal, Slate Magazine, the BBC and others.


The Blanch Law Firm's NYC office:

261 Madison Ave Floor 12

New York, NY 10016

(212) 736-3900


Ryan Blanch is the managing Partner for The Blanch Law Firm and is licensed in New York. He is admitted Pro Hac Vice on a case-by-case basis with Alana Segal as local California Counsel. Alana Segal is a top-rated California-certified criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, California and has been slected to the 2013-2014 Super lawyers Rising Stars list herself. 


The Blanch Law Firm Los Angeles:

355 S Grand Ave. #2450

Los Angeles, CA 90071

(213) 261-8923

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Antitrust Litigation (0%): Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Antitrust & Trade Litigation


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2013

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About Ryan Blanch

Admitted: 2000, New York

Professional Webpage: http://www.theblanchlawfirm.com/attorney/?attorney-id=1854


  • Law Review Outstanding Service Award, Law Review, 1998
  • "Preeminent" - Martindale Hubbell:  AV Rated.  5 out of 5.    2013-2015
  • "Top 100 Trial Attorney" -The National Trial Lawyers  2009-2015
  • "Top Attorney" -Am. Registry.  Awarded for NY top criminal attorneys.  2010-2015
  • "Superb" -AVVO.  Rated 10/10. 2011-2015
  • Best Speaker and Best Brief
  • Criminal Law Moot Court National Champion

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Son of Sam Laws, Winner for Article Submission
  • Lecturer, Extension of Fourth Amendment Rights to Dwellings of Homeless, Washington, D.C., 1999
  • UCLA columnist for article regarding drug program
  • Model Brief Regarding Constitutional Standing and Ripeness, 15 PACENVLR 913, 1998

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • ABA White Collar Crime Committee, Member:  American Bar Association 2013-2015
  • United States District Court for The Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • New York
  • Member, New York County Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Lawyers Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, New York State Defenders Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Son of Sam law prohibits those convicted of a crime from profiting from any story related to that crime.  This intersects with the 1st Amendment right to free speech.  Son of Sam turns this on its head giving "free speech" a new meaning insofar as any prison inmate's literary efforts will have to go uncompensated for.  Loyola Law School article writing competition for placement., Son of Sam: Giving New Meaning to, Loyola Law School Law Review, 1998


  • For more Verdicts and Settlements see Representative Clients, below., 2003
  • No Charges Filed:  DOJ Antitrust Investigation against our billion dollar corporate client. 2008-2011
  • Not Guilty, Federal Verdict:   SDNY Money Laundering trial.  We represented a CEO of a russian online bank who was accused of laundering millions of dollars for an organized russian crime cartel operating a sophisticated ATM cyber-mule operation.  After nearly three years of litigating the matter we obtained a Not Guilty verdict from the jury.  Ryan Blanch headed up the litigation strategy and other attorneys of the firm were instrumental in obtaining the verdict.  2009-2012
  • Marketing Co. CEO:  Federal Case Dismissed:  Organized Crime / Human Trafficking:    Client was included in a 36-defendant indictment alleging involvement in an international criminal network (SDNY). U.S. Attorney's office alleged that our client was using his advertising company to help drive customers into illegal establishments that in turn funneled money into the crime cartel.  After several court appearances, meetings with the AUSA, written submissions and an internal investigation we convinced the government to drop the charges against our client without the need for cooperation.    2011-2013

Representative Clients:

  • Partner of a major Turn Around and Corporate Restructuring Company in NY:  Tax Evasion and money laudering charges filed.  The government alleged that she had not paid any taxes for over 30 years despite earning an income of over $2 Million annually. The client rejected the government's offer of 2-6 years in prison but did not wish to proceed to trial.  Client accepted a plea and allowed us to argue for minimum time to the judge.  Outcome:  Client served 93 days in jail.  , 2012
  • China's Third Largest Juice Distributor, 2009
  • Pharmaceutical Company:  Investigated for allegedly issuing medication to thousands of patients under the pretense of false prescriptions signed by doctors who never examined the patients.  Client called us when their offices were being raided.  We arrived and immediately stopped the seizure of documents as the agents were conducting the search without a warrant.  Result:  After nearly a year no charges were filed against our client., 2007
  • Principle of a Billion Dollar Hedge Fund:  Arrested in NY and charged by the Manhattan D.A.'s office.  Client came to us needing an immediate dismissal of his/her case before even appearing at the first court date.  Having an open criminal case would have caused the banks that inject capital into the fund and to withdraw their pledges which would have caused him/her to lose his/her position at the fund. , 2007
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines in DOJ's Price Fixing Investigation, Washington D.C.  Over 30 airlines were investigated for allegedly fixing prices in violation of the antitrust laws.  Several of the air carriers paid fines in the tens and hundreds of millions of dollars.  Our client came out unscathed with no settlement or cooperation., 2006
  • Telecomm Company Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).  Result:  No Charges Filed.  2009-2014
  • Owner of Multi-State Health Care Clinics accused of Organized Crime (enterprise corruption), Money Laundering, Insurance Fraud and Grand Larceny.  Facing over 30 years in prison.  Government alleged that they had bilked Medicaid for millions of dollars by treating phony patients who were driven into the clinics by feeder companies in order to provide unnecessary or non existent medical treatment.  The insurance checks were allegedly converted into cash at corrupt check cashing agencies, one of which was being run by the prosecution as part of their extensive investigation.  Prior to indicting our clients the government had been investigating them covertly for over a year and had acquired undercover surveillance video in which our client allegedly admitted to engaging in illegal conduct in order to run his business.    Result:  After over year of fighting the charges we were prepared to go to trial.  The government made a last minute offer of a deal with no jail time and restitution of $500,000 in order to dipsose of the case.  Our client accepted the government's offer, as it required that he pay only a fraction of the amount allegedly stolen. 2006-2009
  • Award Winning Movie Director:   Represented famous movie director,   The matter never went to court and remains confidential today.  2009-2011.
  • Multi Office Dental Practice:  Investigated by the Attorney General's office and accused of engaging in massive insurance fraud by fabricating millions of dollars worth of patients and procedures.  Result:  no charges filed.  Representation began several years ago and is ongoing.  By 2011 several years had passed since we asserted our defenses-- with no follow up by the government and we deemed the case closed. 2009-2014
  • CEO of a Russian Bank: Money Laundering. Result:  Verdict:  Not Guilty. 2010-2012
  • Defending International Air Cargo Carrier in Federal Anititrust Litigation in SDNY against freight forwarders class action law suit.  Several other airline defendants represented by major, 1000+ lawyer law firms. 2010-2013
  • Several Business Owners and Individual Clients

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Selected to Advisory Panel by ABA (American Bar Association), 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, B.A., 1995, Honors: Dean's List, Rowing Crew, With Honors, Daily Bruin Op-Ed Journalist, Major:  English, 1995

Industry Groups

  • Corporate Investigations Committee (ABA)
  • FCPA/Anti-Corruption Subcommittee (ABA)
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • NYS Defenders Association
  • Prosecution/Cooperation/Sentencing Committee (ABA)
  • White Collar Crime Committee (ABA)
  • White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys (LinkedIn)
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Office Location for Ryan G. Blanch

261 Madison Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-736-3900

Fax: 212-736-3910


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Last Updated: 10/8/2018

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