Ryan L. O’Neill Joins Stevens & Lee

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ, June 6, 2024 – Stevens & Lee announced today that Ryan L. O’Neill has joined the firm’s White Collar Defense and Investigations Group in the Bergen County, NJ, office.

A former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey’s Criminal Division, Ms. O’Neill assists clients with white collar criminal defense, corporate and government investigations, state administrative proceedings and complex civil litigation.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ryan and her talents to our firm,” said William P. Thornton, Jr., President and CEO of Stevens & Lee. “The depth and sophistication of her practice strengthens our well-regarded team of litigators and our delivery of high-quality service to clients.” 

During her time with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Ms. O’Neill served in its Healthcare Fraud Unit, Opioids Abuse Prevention & Enforcement Unit and Public Protection Unit. She secured high-profile convictions of tax fraud, money laundering, insurance fraud, witness tampering and immigration visa fraud, as well as multiple convictions and more than $100 million in criminal proceeds from a national health care fraud scheme that emerged as one of the largest industry conspiracies ever investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ms. O’Neill’s white collar defense experience also includes a broad range of civil and criminal cases, including state and federal grand jury investigations, state professional and licensing board inquiries, multi-district products litigation and state consumer class actions, among other matters.

Ms. O’Neill earned her J.D., cum laude, from Seton Hall University School of Law and her B.S., cum laude, from Stockton University.

Continuing the firm’s regional growth in New Jersey, Ms. O’Neill joins a burgeoning team of professionals in the firm’s Princeton and Bergen County offices that includes cannabis law and white collar defense attorney Gregg Hilzer, litigators Randi Knepper and Richard Szuch, and Investor Fraud Protection authority Ron Long.