Ryan R. Baker
For more than 15 years, Ryan Baker has focused on the representation of brokerage firms, investment advisers, associated persons and others involved in the financial services industry. Across the country, Ryan has represented clients before arbitration panels, state and federal courts, the SEC, FINRA and state regulators in disputes involving sales practices, customers, competition, employment, recruiting and regulatory matters. Whether handling a single dispute or many related disputes, Ryan leverages his understanding of the industry with technological acumen to provide value and efficiency. He created the proprietary BBS Arbitrator Database with detailed notes and information on thousands of arbitrators and arbitration awards, regularly analyzing the data and identifying trends.
Ryan’s practice includes:
- Broker-Dealer and Financial Products – Representing brokers/dealers, registered representatives and brokerage firms in disputes with public customers and one another, primarily through arbitration, but also through complex litigation; serving as first chair in FINRA arbitration proceedings; and handling post-arbitration vacatur and confirmation proceedings;
- Corporate and Securities Litigation – Representing financial services entities and their registered representatives on a range of claims, including securities law violations, breach of contract or fiduciary duty, fraud or misrepresentation, unfair competition related to employee departure to join competitor, and other employment claims.
Outside of the office, Ryan has coached the Houston High School Mock Trial Team and the University of Memphis School of Law’s Mock Arbitration Team. As a private pilot, he flies a 1941 Piper Cub Cruiser. Ryan also enjoys sailing and is building a small wooden sailboat, a project that has become perpetual.
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Media Mentions & Firm News
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013, 2020)
Vanderbilt Law School — Academic Excellence Awards in Conflicts of Law, WTO Dispute Resolution and Public Education Law