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.
American Bar Association
Tennessee Bar Association
The Florida Bar
Representation of Complete Health Partners, a Pharos Capital portfolio company and physician-centric, professionally managed, technology-enabled primary care group, in its acquisition of Family Care Physicians, LLP is a Florida-based medical group practice specializing in family and geriatric medicine.
Represented Morgan Keegan in obtaining dismissal of customer claims against the firm in a FINRA arbitration, then successfully argued before the Tennessee Court of Appeals to have the zero award reinstated after it had been vacated by the local Chancery Court
Successful representation of Securities Service Network and one of its investment advisory representatives in obtaining dismissal of customer claims against the firm, first in a FINRA arbitration and then in a state court action
Successful representation of Century Securities in a FINRA arbitration involving claims of unsuitably risky and inappropriate investment recommendations to the former trustee of a trust account
Successful representation of Al Frank Asset Management and its Chief Investment Officer in an AAA arbitration involving claims of breach of fiduciary duty and improper use of margin
Successful representation of Banc of America Investment Services, Inc., and one of its agents in obtaining dismissal of customer claims relating to an allegedly unsuitable variable annuity purchase
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