Attorney Details

Ryan P. Mulvaney - Partner

RYAN P. MULVANEY graduated from Seton Hall University in 1996 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2002. In 1999, Mr. Mulvaney served as a judicial intern to then-United States Magistrate Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. During 2002-03, Mr. Mulvaney served as law clerk to United States District Judge Cavanaugh. In 2002, Mr. Mulvaney was admitted to the bars of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and thereafter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and to the Supreme Court of the United States before which he has now handled three matters.

Mr. Mulvaney is engaged in litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts in New Jersey and other jurisdictions in the areas of commercial and business litigation, and contract disputes; residential default-servicing representing secured lenders, mortgage servicers, and investors in all aspects of contested mortgage litigation; class action litigation; corporate investigations, compliance, auditing and crisis management; life and disability insurance litigation representing insurers with respect to claims for benefits under policies of insurance; local government law; election law; surety litigation; and employment litigation in the area of non-competition disputes.

Mr. Mulvaney complements his extensive litigation and transactional background with a practice in sports and entertainment law providing representation to domestic and international professional basketball players and NCAA collegiate basketball coaches during contract negotiations, as well as sponsorship, intellectual property, licensing, and booking/appearance matters. In that regard, Mr. Mulvaney is exam-certified with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and is licensed with the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) as a basketball agent and contract advisor.

Mr. Mulvaney was also appointed to the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Election Law, and is a voting member of the Special Committee’s five-member Subcommittee on Legislation, which reviews and formulates positions on pending legislation concerning and affecting election law. Mr. Mulvaney regularly represents candidates during election cycles in election recounts and contests, and has served on Election Day legal teams for New Jersey gubernatorial, legislative and municipal candidates.

Mr. Mulvaney was a contributing author of the annually updated New Jersey Local Government Desk Book (Gann 2007), specifically the chapters on the Open Public Records Act, Election Law and Municipal Finance, and provided the research for an article that addressed the potential liability of corporate officers and directors of environmental companies pursuant to various state and federal environmental statutes. Individual Liability under Environmental Law Notwithstanding Corporate Form, THE ALERT (Federal Bar Association Division of Corporate and Association Counsel), Vol. 6 No. 3 Summer 2001.

Mr. Mulvaney is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; a member of the American Bar Association; the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations’ sections on Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law; the Sports Lawyers Association; the New Jersey State Bar Association's Federal Practice Committee; the Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey; the Essex County Bar Association and serves on the executive committee of the Essex County Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee. Mr. Mulvaney has also been listed in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars (2010-2012), a Thomson Reuters business, in the area of Business Litigation. A description of the standard or methodology on which the accolade is based can be found HERE (No aspect of the advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court).

Outside of the office, Mr. Mulvaney served as a Member of the Board of Directors of, and volunteers to coach youth ice hockey for the Montclair Hockey Club, a youth ice hockey organization steeped in over fifty years of history in northern New Jersey.