Ryan brings a unique combination of military service and international experience to his law practice. He assists on investigations and a wide range of matters related to litigation, financial markets, trusts and estates, and business transactions. Ryan leverages his diverse experiences abroad to offer a matured approach to client service and legal problem-solving.

Prior to law school, Ryan served for 10 years as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer with operational deployments to Afghanistan, Cuba, and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He served with the 1st Marine Regiment where he led U.S. Marines and foreign partners in counterinsurgency and expeditionary amphibious operations. Later, he led missions to train foreign law enforcement personnel and protect U.S. naval and diplomatic assets with the 2d Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team. As a reservist, he managed humanitarian assistance projects abroad with the 3d Civil Affairs Group.

Ryan also worked as a financial crimes compliance officer with a global financial institution.  

  • Experience

    • Performed anti-money laundering due diligence for a global financial institution.
    • Assisted with interviews and report drafting for the investigations of public institutions in Chicago.
    • Assisted with drafting an appellate brief for an insurance coverage dispute appeal with the Illinois First Appellate District.
    • Assisted with the pre-trial negotiation related to a case of alleged trademark infringement between New York and Los Angeles based fashion designers.
    • Drafted estate planning documents and assisted with advising clients on U.S. and international tax considerations for their estate planning.
  • Credentials


    • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2019, magna cum laude
      Order of the Coif
      Honorable Virginia M. Kendall, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Judicial Extern
      U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, Intern
    • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., History, 2007
      Naval ROTC Marine Officer Commissioning Program

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
        • Insights


          Novel Virus Brings Novel Coverage Theories

          Like new cases of COVID-19, the number of business interruption suits appears to be increasing exponentially. In the last few weeks, dozens of plaintiffs in at least six lawsuits across four states have sought insurance coverage for business losses associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.


          CARES Act: $500 Billion Economic Stabilization Fund for Severely Distressed Businesses

          Under the CARES Act, a $500 billion pool of money was created to make loans, loan guarantees, and other investments for distressed businesses that do not qualify for the small business relief, including airlines, large nonprofit companies, states, and municipalities.


          Risks Remain for Banks Servicing the Hemp Industry

          While the latest guidance on regulating financial services for hemp businesses may feel like a turning point, current banking regulations will likely continue to inhibit hemp businesses from integrating into the mainstream financial system.

          Up Close and Personal

          Celebrating Schiff’s Veterans: Ryan Bintz on Going from Military Service to Client Service

          Ryan received his commission as a Marine officer in 2007 from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana Naval ROTC Battalion. After attending training in Quantico, Va., he was assigned to the 1st Marine Regiment in Camp Pendleton, Calif.

        • Citizenship

          Pro Bono Activities

          Ryan has assists with pro bono matters relating to prisoner rights and juvenile crime.