Ryan S. Brewer

Ryan Brewer is an experienced corporate lawyer whose practice focuses on corporate and securities law matters. He represents both public and private companies in public offerings, private financings, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Brewer also advises companies with respect to securities law compliance and disclosures and general corporate matters. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Brewer was a corporate and securities associate at another law firm in Washington DC where he focused on public offerings, private placements, corporate governance, fund formation and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, he served as a law clerk at the National Sports Shooting Foundation, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Commercial Law Development Program at the US Department of Commerce, and Studio Ubertazzi.


  • Represented one of the nation’s largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in connection with a private Rule 144A offering of $3.05 billion of senior secured notes and $1.825 billion of senior unsecured notes—the largest US high-yield bond offering since 2016.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed mixed-use property real estate investment trusts in connection with a underwritten public offering of $400 million of green bonds.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed independent oil and natural gas company in its sale to an NYSE-listed independent oil and natural gas company for $71 million.
  • Represented a NYSE-listed triple net lease real estate investment trusts in more than $2 billion of underwritten public offerings of common stock, preferred stock, senior unsecured notes and convertible notes.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed leading, clinical stage gene editing company in connection with a $265 million underwritten public offering of common stock.
  • Represented a Nasdaq-listed full-service investment banking and asset management firm in its sale to a Nasdaq-listed full-service investment bank and wealth management firm for $24 million.
  • Represented the largest independent publicly traded business intelligence company, in connection with a Rule 144A offering of $1.05 billion of convertible senior notes—the first convertible note offering in which the stated use of proceeds was to purchase bitcoin.
  • Represented numerous SEC reporting companies in connection with Securities Exchange Act compliance.

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  • Education

    • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2017

      cum laude International Trade Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
    • BA, Philosophy, San Jose State University, 2014

      summa cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • New York