A career prosecutor, Bill Ryan serves as First Deputy Attorney General to Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett. In this role, Ryan supervises all administrative and legal issues within the Office of the Attorney General, and also serves as the primary advisor to Corbett on all major issues.
Prior to his appointment as First Deputy, Ryan served as Director of the Attorney General's Criminal Law Division, overseeing investigations of all criminal matters including insurance fraud, environmental crimes, narcotics and Medicaid fraud.
Ryan earned his bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and J.D. degree from Villanova University School of Law. Upon graduation, he was hired as a legal intern with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office, progressing to Trial Assistant, First Assistant District Attorney and later District Attorney.
Ryan is proud of his Irish heritage and traces his roots back four generations on his mother's side and even further on his father's.
He lives with his wife, Debra, and their two sons in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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