John Ryan is the executive vice president and chief legal officer for Level 3 Communications and secretary for the company. He is responsible for managing Level 3’s legal, regulatory and compliance functions globally. He also directs Level 3’s government-relations function, including public-policy strategy.
Mr. Ryan has worked in roles supporting Level 3’s customer contracting and vendor contracting since 1999 and led Level 3’s public policy group from 2005 until 2010. Prior to his tenure at Level 3, Mr. Ryan was an associate and partner at the Fraser Stryker law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, where his practice focused on the communications industry. Mr. Ryan represented Level 3, MFS Communications, NorthPoint Communications and MCI during his years in private practice.