Carolyn Purwin Ryan

Carolyn Purwin Ryan

Carolyn Purwin Ryan is a partner in our Philadelphia office.
(610) 567-0700


A graduate of Georgetown University, Mrs. Ryan received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Studies/Pre-Med.  Subsequently she earned her Juris Doctorate at Villanova University School of Law.  Mrs. Ryan also received an LL.M. in Taxation from Villanova University.  

Mrs. Ryan’s areas of concentration include life science litigation, products liability, food contamination, cyber security, fidelity and medical malpractice litigation.  She serves as counsel in several state and federal mass tort litigations representing manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical publishers, clinical trial companies, cardiac devices, prosthetics, generic drugs, hip and knee implants, plasma and blood related products and treatments, defibrillators, cosmetic skin lasers, vision devices, surgical mesh and various surgical devices. Mrs. Ryan also focuses her practice on the litigation of professional liability matters where she represents health care systems, hospitals, physicians, nurses, dentists and other health care providers in complex cases involving catastrophic injuries. She serves as national counsel for domestic and international companies.

Mrs. Ryan is a member of the Information Privacy and Data Security Team. Mrs. Ryan works with clients to identify and develop data protection plans; conduct vulnerability evaluations, mitigation strategies and remediation.  Mrs. Ryan has counseled clients in a variety of industries on data privacy practices; regulatory compliance; and risk assessment matters. 

Mrs. Ryan’s career has included a judicial clerkship for the Honorable Joseph Rosa, Jr. of the Superior Court of New Jersey as well as serving as deputy clerk and head judicial intern for the Honorable Richard M. Berman, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Mrs. Ryan is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars, the United States District Courts for Eastern and Western District of Pennsylvania and United States District Court of New Jersey and United States Tax Court. She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, Pennsylvania Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Association.