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Ryan J. Weeks

Ryan J. Weeks

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Direct Dial: (813) 397-2841
Fax: (813) 229-3500
rweeks@pdtlegal.com
Office Location: Tampa

Overview
Professional Involvement
Publications & Speaking
Community

Ryan Weeks joined the firm as an associate in 2012 where he devotes his practice to alternative dispute resolution, complex commercial litigation, construction, cybersecurity and data privacy, fidelity, and suretyship matters.  Ryan’s experience includes a wide-variety of disputes and claims including breaches of contract, negligence, fraud, fraudulent transfers, and Ponzi-scheme related litigation.

Outside of work, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, watching University of Florida athletics, and donating his time to charities including his involvement on the board for the Tampa Pig Jig benefiting NephCure.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Construction
  • Suretyship
  • Fidelity
  • Cybersecurity

Admitted to Practice

  • All Florida State and Federal Courts

Education

  • The University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, B.S., Finance, 2005
  • The University of Florida, Warrington College of Business, M.S., Real Estate, 2008
  • The University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D., 2008
    • Three Rivers Legal Services, Caring & Sharing Mentoring Program, Association for Law and Business, Entertainment Law Review

Professional, Trade, and Philanthropic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
    • Cybersecurity and Data Privacy General Committee
      • Vice-Chair (2018 - 2024)
    • Fidelity and Surety Law Committee
      • Vice-Chair (2021 - 2024)
    • Tort and Insurance Practice Section
    • Litigation Section
    • Forum on the Construction Industry

  • The Florida Bar
    • Trial Lawyers Section

  • The Hillsborough County Bar Association
    • Trial Lawyers Section
    • Construction Law Section

Selected Honors & Recognitions

  • Law & Politics – SuperLawyers “Rising Star” (2018)

Selected Publications

  • Co-Author, Select Sections of Chapters, "The Financial Institution Bond and Commercial Crime Policy: Principles and Annotations" (October 2023).
  • Co-Author, Recent Developments in Fidelity and Surety Law, Tort Trial &  Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 58 No. 2 (Spring 2023).
  • Co-Author, Florida Chapter of 2023 Fidelity and Surety Law Electronic Payment Bond Deskbook (March 2023).
  • Co-Author, Recent Developments in Fidelity and Surety Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 57 No. 2 (Spring 2022).
  • Co-Author, "Freeze! You Have the Right to Receive Restitution... Maybe: Insurers' Rights Under Federal Law as a Crime Victim," The Fidelity Law Journal, Vol. XXVII (November 2021).
  • Co-Author, Recent Developments in Fidelity and Surety Law, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 56 No. 2 (Spring 2021).
  • Co-Author, "The Evolution of Fidelity Claims: How Technology Affected Bank/Lending Fidelity Claims," (January 2020).
  • Co-Author, "Feeding Frenzy: Claim Issues Raised by Feeder Funds with Ponzi Schemes," (January 2019). 
  • Co-Author, "Needs of Your Insured Banks: FDIC and Regulatory Issues, Risks, Coverages," (January 2018). 
  • Assisting Co-Author, Chapter 6, "Tender by the Surety," in the Bond Default Manual (4th Ed. 2015).

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Fidelity Program Co-Chair, 2024 Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, January 2024 (New Orleans, LA).
  • Program Co-Chair, 2022 Fidelity Law Association Conference, November 2022 (Philadelphia, PA).
  • "Freeze! You Have the Right to Receive Restitution... Maybe: Insurers' Rights Under Federal Law as a Crime Victim," Fidelity Law Association, Co-Presenter, November 2021 (New York, NY).
  • "The Evolution of Fidelity Claims: How Technology Affected Bank/Lending Fidelity Claims," Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Co-Presenter, January 2020 (New York, NY).
  • “Feeding Frenzy: Claim Issues Raised by Feeder Funds with Ponzi Schemes,” Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Co-Presenter, January 2019 (San Diego, CA).
  • “Taking it from the Top: An In-Depth Analysis of Handling Complex Fidelity Claims from the Beginning,” Fidelity Law Association, Co-Presenter, November 2018 (Philadelphia, PA).
  • “Needs of Your Insured Banks: FDIC and Regulatory Issues, Risk, and Concerns,” Fidelity and Surety Law Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, Co-Presenter, January 2018 (Washington, D.C.).

Community Involvement

  • Tampa Pig Jig
    • Board Member, 2012-present

  • Hillsborough Kids
    • Board Member, 2010-2011