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Mr. Riley helps innovators and entrepreneurs address their most important challenges, whether in court or in Congress.  An experienced litigator and congressional investigations lawyer, Mr. Riley has handled mission-critical matters for clients on the cutting-edge of their industries.  In 2020, Mr. Riley was named by Law360 as one of four “Rising Stars” nationally in the field of technology.

Mr. Riley has led complex civil litigation matters in state and federal courts across the country, often handling cases involving new technologies or legal precedents.  Mr. Riley also helps clients respond to inquiries from Congress, and he has advised senior executives, including leaders of Fortune 500 companies and fast-growing start-ups, on testifying before various congressional committees.

Mr. Riley previously served as general counsel to Senator Al Franken, the chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Law, and Technology.  In that role, Mr. Riley oversaw and participated in high-profile investigations and hearings, and he managed a broad legislative portfolio that ranged from telecommunications policy to criminal justice reform and included multiple bills that were enacted into law.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Riley has demonstrated a commitment to social and economic justice.  His pro bono work includes successfully representing low-income and special needs children in a civil rights lawsuit against the State of Florida to improve access to health care services.  He also has submitted amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court on behalf of former law enforcement officials challenging the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.

In 2018, Mr. Riley was named The American Lawyer’s “Litigator of the Week” after obtaining a settlement in a high-profile defamation matter, and he was named one of Washington, DC’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by DCA Live.  In 2019, Mr. Riley was named to The National Law Journal’s “40 Under 40” list, and in 2020, he was named among Law360’s “Rising Stars” in the technology category.