Ryan A. Lema, Phillips Lytle Partner

Ryan A. Lema

Partner
Buffalo
(716) 504-5790
rlema@phillipslytle.com
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Mr. Lema concentrates his practice in the area of civil litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation matters, including breach of contract claims, commercial torts and shareholder disputes. His practice also includes litigating products liability, workplace accident and insurance coverage matters. In addition, he represents clients responding to government investigations and provides advice on a variety of regulatory compliance matters. Mr. Lema has experience briefing and arguing appeals in both federal and state courts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the Appellate Division, Fourth Department. 

Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Honors & Awards

  • Honoree of the New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel® Program for Pro Bono Work, 2014, 2015

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2010
  • The College of William & Mary, B.A., cum laude, 2007

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Commercial & Federal Litigation Section

Representative Cases

  • WFE Ventures, Inc. v. Mills, 139 A.D.3d 1157 (3d Dep’t 2016)
  • People v. Wilcox, 134 A.D.3d 1397 (4th Dep’t 2015)
  • Willey v. Kirkpatrick, 801 F.3d 51 (2d Cir. 2015)
  • Vital Crane Servs., Inc. v. Micucci, 118 A.D.3d 1404 (4th Dep’t 2014)

Present Activities

  • Leadership Buffalo Rising Leaders, Class of 2019
  • Buffalo Prep, Business Council Member