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Ryan O'Sullivan - Georgetown

Professional Overview

Academically and socially, Ryan O’Sullivan has been steadfastly focused on his goals. For his undergraduate degree, Ryan attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., earning his Bachelor of Science in Global Business while minoring in Mandarin Chinese. To advance his language skills and fully immerse himself in Chinese culture, Ryan studied abroad at the Minzu University of China in Beijing. In addition to gaining a worldwide perspective, earning credits toward his degree, and learning adaptability and problem-solving skills, Ryan won first place in a photo contest for his Global Classroom entry to round out this transformative experience.

Ryan proudly served as a Managerial Accounting teaching assistant for Professor Alan Mayer-Sommer. A CMA/CPA member of the Institute of Management Accounting, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Accounting Association, Professor Sommer has taught accounting classes for the U.S. Department of Labor and the American Society of Association Executives. He has many sole- and co-authored published works, including “An Examination of the Relationship Between Ethical Behavior, Espoused Ethical Values, and Financial Performance in the U.S. Defense Industry: 1988-1992”. 

After graduating from Georgetown, Ryan O’Sullivan became an Associate for Ankura Consulting in Washington, D.C., where he worked on the Financial Services Disputes and Investigations team. Ryan assisted expert witnesses in drafting expert reports and conducted data analysis and document reviews in support of financial institutions in defense of various allegations. As a student trainee in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Ryan reviewed court filings, helped prepare discovery requests, researched case laws, and drafted court documents.

Georgetown’s Ryan O’Sullivan is pursuing his Juris Doctor at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law in Chicago, where he is a staff member on the Northwestern University Law Review. Ryan has earned accolades for his academic achievements, including the Kirkland & Ellis Scholar Award for the highest section grade in a 1L course. Ryan was also one of a small handful of students awarded the Arlyn Miner Book Award for his brilliance in persuasive writing. During 2L, Ryan is a teaching assistant to Professor Evan Elsner, an appellate attorney who teaches Communications and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern. Ryan is also active in Northwestern University clubs that affect his peers and community. There are various student government organizations that meet to discuss today’s students’ social, political, and academic issues. Ryan O’Sullivan is a Northwestern University chapter of the Federal Bar Association (FBA) member and actively participates in events and activities. 

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