"Ryan is one of the hardest working CLO partners, with a great understanding of the industry and top-notch attention to detail."

"Ryan is a consummate professional with great awareness of the CLO market."

"When there are tricky market-related issues Ryan gives excellent advice."

Chambers USA 2023


Ryan Suda is a partner in Mayer Brown’s New York office and a member of the Banking & Finance practice, Structured Finance and CDOs & CLOs groups. He advises financial institutions, asset managers, private equity funds and hedge funds in structured finance transactions and other complex financings. Ryan focuses on securitizations of institutional leveraged loans known as collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). In addition, he advises clients on regulatory issues in relation to securities laws, the US risk retention regulations and the Volcker Rule and has experience in derivatives, secured and unsecured credit facilities, private placements, asset finance and acquisition finance.

Ryan was recognized by The Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" in structured finance.


New York University School of Law, JD, magna cum laude
Order of the Coif; Article & Note Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics

New York University, BA, summa cum laude
Phi Beta Kappa


  • New York


  • Former Vice President of Board of Trustees, The Chocolate Factor Theater
  • Fulbright teaching assistant, Vienna, Austria (1998-99)