Ryan Reed is an attorney at Diaz Trade Law and an active member of the D.C. Bar. Ryan has experience designing compliance plans and vetting commercial clients for forced labor and export control risk in cross-border transactions.

Before joining Diaz Trade Law, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Maurice A. Ross at the District of Columbia Superior Court. Prior to his judicial clerkship, Ryan worked on complex international trade matters as a law clerk for a Fortune 500 company. His work included designing the company’s internal manual for conducting due diligence on foreign companies in accordance with U.S. forced labor laws and export controls. Ryan also supported the company’s global business operations by vetting hundreds of foreign commercial entities throughout the LATAM, EMEA, and APAC regions.

Ryan’s academic studies have provided him with both substantive knowledge of international trade law as well as a strong understanding of national security policy, which often informs the U.S. government’s enforcement of import and export laws. In law school, he completed the George Washington University National Security and U.S. Foreign Relations law concentration, which included substantial coursework on U.S. sanctions, EAR, ITAR, and FCPA. Ryan also wrote a dissertation on U.S. national security policy as part of his graduate studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ryan is based out of Washington, D.C. and lives in Alexandria with his wife and son. He is a self-described food enthusiast and is currently on the search for the best arepas in D.C.