Katharine Ryan Co-Founder

Katharine M. Ryan, co-founder and managing partner of the Firm, graduated cum laude from Villanova University School of Law in 1984. Ms. Ryan is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to forming the Firm, from 2002 until 2009, Ms. Ryan was a partner at Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check, LLP in Radnor, PA. While there, Ms. Ryan was the litigating partner for several major complex securities cases and was integral to the excellent results achieved therein. Most notably, Ms. Ryan actively litigated and assisted in achieving the historic settlement of $3.2 billion reached in the Tyco International, Ltd. Sec. Lit. No. 02-1335-B (D. N. H. 2002), which was the largest settlement ever paid by a single corporate defendant. Other cases Ms. Ryan litigated include: In re The Interpublic Group of Companies Sec. Lit., No. 02Civ.6527 (S.D.N.Y. 2002) (settlement value approximately $107 million); In re New Power Holdings, Inc. Sec. Lit., No.02Civ.1550(S.D.N.Y. 2002)( settled for $41.5 million); Kaltman, et al. v. Key Energy Services, Inc., et al., 04-CV-82(W.D. Tex.) (settled for $15.425); In re Solectron Corporation Sec. Lit., 03-CV-986 (N.D. Cal. 2003) (settled for $15 million); In re Cornerstone Propane Partners LP Sec. Lit. 03-CV-2522(N.D.Cal. 2003) (settled for $13.5 million); In re El Paso Electric Company Sec. Lit., 03-CV-4 (W.D. Tex. 2003) (settled for $10 million); Tanne v. Autobytel, Inc., et al., No CV04-8987 MMM(JWJx) (C.D. Cal. 2004) (settled for $6 million); In re Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Sec. Lit., 02-CV-8334(S. D. N.Y. 2002) (settled for $5.95 million).

Prior to joining the Barroway firm, from 1991 until 2002, Ms. Ryan was a member of the firm Savett Frutkin Podell & Ryan, PC. in Philadelphia, PA, where she gained invaluable experience in several complex class action matters. Before that, Ms. Ryan began her career at what is now known as Kohn, Swift & Graf in Philadelphia, PA.

Contact Information:
Katharine Ryan
Ryan & Maniskas, LLP
995 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 311
Wayne, PA 19087
kryan@rmclasslaw.com
484-588-5516


Richard A. Maniskas Co-Founder

Richard A. Maniskas, co-founder of the Firm, has significant experience in complex litigation. Mr. Maniskas has successfully represented plaintiffs in class action securities, consumer protection, and ERISA actions and representative shareholder derivative and take-over litigation.

Mr. Maniskas received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from the Widener University of the School of Law. At Pitt, Mr. Maniskas received a varsity letter for football. While in law school, Mr. Maniskas served as Internal Editor of the Widener Journal of Public law.

Upon graduation, Mr. Maniskas was a law clerk for the Honorable Vincent A. Cirillo (deceased), President Judge Emeritus, for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Upon completion of his clerkship, Mr. Maniskas was associated with the firm Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin, P.C. in Philadelphia, PA where he represented the interests of numerous FINRA and NYSE Member broker-dealers, Registered Representatives, CFPs, RIAs, insurance agents and brokers and other securities and insurance industry professionals throughout the United States in litigation, internal investigations and regulatory inquiries. In 2003, Mr. Maniskas joined the firm now known as Barroway Topaz Kessler Metlzer & Check, LLP in Radnor, PA. While at the Barroway firm, Mr. Maniskas gained invaluable experience in several complex class action matters and was extensively involved in identifying and assessing potential class action matters, including but not limited to, securities, mergers and acquisitions, derivative, ERISA, and consumer matters. In 2008, Mr. Maniskas moved to the Los Angeles, CA office of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg, LLP where he represented both institutional and individual investors in complex corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, derivative, ERISA, and consumer litigation.

Mr. Maniskas is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New York, and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the District of Nebraska.

Contact Information:
Richard A. Maniskas
Ryan & Maniskas, LLP
995 Old Eagle School Rd., Suite 311
Wayne, PA 19087
rmaniskas@rmclasslaw.com
484-588-5516