Ryan J. Straus Esq.

Fenwick & West LLP
Straus, Ryan J.


Ryan J. Straus is counsel at Fenwick & West LLP, where he serves as co-chair of the Payments practice group and is a member of the Corporate, Intellectual Property, Startup and Venture Capital, and Technology Transactions practice groups. He assists companies with legal, policy and business issues relating to financial technology. In particular, he advises clients on payment matters, including electronic payments, prepaid cards, alternative currencies, and federal and state licensing. Mr. Straus has written for national banking publications and has served as a panelist in emerging payment colloquiums. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington. He received his J.D. from Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College, magna cum laude.

Mr. Straus is the author of BBNA Banking Practice Portfolio Series No. 404, Emerging Payments.