Ryen Rasmus has comprehensive experience in the fields of intellectual property, complex business transactions, and business-related litigation. Ryen specializes in the drafting of contracts and operations documents; resolution of business and intellectual property-related disputes; and counseling in the fields of corporate, employment, and government contracts law. Ryen further serves the firm’s clients by providing mergers and acquisitions-related advice and conducting regulatory oversight reviews to ensure that clients’ businesses are compliant and protected to the maximum extent. Ryen also works extensively on contracts and intellectual property matters connected to the arts and entertainment industry.

Prior to his joining the firm, Ryen served as law clerk to Chief Judge Karen J. Burrell and the Hon. Louis A. Sherman of the Norfolk Circuit Court. While in law school, Ryen worked at a Top 200 law firm in Washington D.C., a Hampton Roads law firm specializing in entertainment law and small business-related issues, and the office of legal counsel at a major state educational institution. He also participated as a member of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and was honored with the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law.

Outside of his work with the firm, Ryen is active with a number of local bar associations, entertainment groups, and intellectual property law-related organizations. Ryen also volunteers time with several non-profit organizations that seek to promote education and positive youth development.

Professional Memberships 

  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Executive Committee Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Business Law Section Chair
  • Virginia Bar Association