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Koreen A. Ryan

Koreen A. Ryan

Hospira, Inc.
Senior Counsel, Corporate & Securities
Lake Forest, IL, USA


Koreen has practiced law for over 20 years, concentrating in securities, corporate governance and corporate law; and, serving nearly 10 of those years as general counsel.  Koreen began her career at the Midwest Office (Chicago) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, practicing nearly five years as an enforcement attorney.  While at the SEC, she investigated allegations of violations of the securities laws and enforced the law in areas including private/small offerings (pursuant to Regulations D, S and A), fraud in the offer and/or sale, broker-dealer sales practices, market manipulation, investment adviser practices, accounting irregularities, and professional practice before the SEC.  After leaving the SEC, Koreen has worked primarily in-house, advising clients on corporate securities transactions, public disclosure and FD compliance. 

Koreen’s former employers include the Chicago law firm, Arnstein & Lehr, Metris Companies (NASDAQ), McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE), Enesco Group, Limited (NYSE), and Empire Today, LLC (private company with public debt).  Currently, she is senior counsel for corporate and securities at a pharmaceutical company, Hospira, Inc. (NYSE), located in Lake Forest, Illinois. 

Koreen received her J.D. in 1993 from Valparaiso University School of Law, having received simultaneously in 1990 a B.S. in Quantitative Economics and a B.A. in English (Writing), from Indiana University at South Bend.  Koreen has presented and/or participated in multiple panels, including for the Chicago Bar Association, NASPP, DuPont Corporation, the Chicago Chapter of the ACC, and the Midwest Minority In-House Counsel.  She is/has been a member of the ACC, The NASPP, the CBA, and the MMIHC.  She also served as a board member of the MMIHC, and as an advisory board member of the Legal Prep Charter Schools.

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