As Team Leader for Steptoe & Johnson’s Cannabis Counsel, Ryan Dunne Ewing regularly represents corporate cannabis growers, processors, and wholesale dispensaries, and he is the acting General Counsel to numerous wholesale, resale, and retail producers of hemp and hemp products throughout the eastern United States. Ryan regularly counsels his clients on an ever-changing regulatory landscape, including the interstate sale of cannabis under the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills.
Ryan also represents corporate medical cannabis organizations, and he ensures that his clients comply with their state-specific medical cannabis program as well as proper capital handling procedures under the Patriot and Bank Secrecy Acts.
Ryan’s practice also focuses on state and federal infrastructure development. He regularly counsels both public and private utilities before the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, and he has experience with the funding and financing of infrastructure expansion projects. Ryan has also represented clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission concerning interstate and intrastate natural gas transmission pipelines.
Ryan has a wide range of experience on the regulation and expansion of infrastructure on both a state and federal level, including: applications for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, base rate cases, pressure commitment obligations, firm capacity requirements, underground natural gas storage facilities, expedited recovery of infrastructure costs through rate base, pipeline replacement expansion programs, municipal appeal rate cases, earnings tests, depreciation rate cases, affiliated transaction cases, purchased gas adjustment proceedings, purchases and sales of public utilities, consolidation proceedings, and defense of customer complaints.
2015 Summer Associate, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC