Ryan M. Rourke Reed

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617 239 0580

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Start-up Companies
  • Healthcare
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Telecommunications
  • Cable
  • Wireless & Satellite
  • Life Sciences
University University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D.


American Bar Association


Ryan joined the firm's Boston office in 2011 as an associate in the Business Law Department. He represents private equity firms, public and private companies and investors in a broad range of strategic transactions. His practice focuses on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, SEC reporting compliance and general corporate representation.

Notable experience includes representation of:

•Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock.
•RCN Telecom Services, LLC in its Rule 144A and Regulation S Senior Note Offering.
•FoodShouldTasteGood, Inc., a natural foods maker, in its sale to General Mills, Inc.
•OPNET Technologies, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of Clarus Systems, Inc.
•Innovent Biologics, Inc., a Chinese biopharmaceutical company in multiple venture financing rounds.
•Columbia Capital, in its strategic investment in IntelliBatt, a California-based battery back-up and predictive services company.
•Archimedes Systems, Inc., a personal financial planning company, in its sale to Wealth Management Systems Inc.

Before Edwards Wildman

Before joining the Firm, Ryan was a summer clerk for the Honorable Mary Orfanello in the Quincy District Court, researching Massachusetts civil and criminal law for judicial opinions and attending daily court sessions. At Boston College Law School, Ryan served as Articles Editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review. In addition, Ryan was the Donations and Accounting Manager for the Maranyundo Initiative, a non-profit, middle school for young women in Nyamata, Rwanda. He currently is a member of the Maranyundo Initiative's Board of Advocates. Before law school, Ryan was a teacher at the Paraclete Academy, an afterschool program in South Boston, MA.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Ryan is an enthusiastic fan of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team, having attended at least 40 games in the last 10 years. When not in the office or at a Notre Dame game, Ryan can be found spending time with his family and close friends.


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SEC Advises Issuers to Continue to Comply with Conflict Minerals Rule
Ryan M. Rourke Reed, May 6, 2014
Reacting to a recent court ruling striking down a portion of the Dodd-Frank Act and related SEC Form SD, yesterday, the SEC’s Division of Corporate Finance released a “Statement on the Effect of the Recent Court of Appeals Decision on the Conflict Minerals Rule.” The Statement...

Conflict Minerals: Due Diligence and Disclosure Steps Public Companies Should be Addressing Now
Matthew C. Dallett,Ryan M. Rourke Reed, December 18, 2013
Public companies that manufacture products for which “conflict minerals” or their derivatives1 are necessary to the functionality or production should have concluded or be finalizing the “country of origin inquiries” required by the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Ryan M. Rourke Reed

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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