Ryan Rafferty is a corporate partner based in the New York office. He is a member of the firm’s Finance, Private Equity and Special Situations Groups, and focuses his practice on complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions.

Mr. Rafferty has extensive experience in syndicated bank loan and high-yield bond transactions. He regularly advises the firm’s private equity and corporate clients in connection with the financing of acquisitions, investments and restructurings, including the $15 billion merger of Envision Healthcare with AMSURG, the $4.1 billion acquisition of Kindred Healthcare by TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, the acquisition of MedRisk by Carlyle, the acquisition of SunSource by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and the acquisition of RadioShack by Standard General.

Mr. Rafferty is recognized as a Next Generation Partner by The Legal 500 US (2023), where sources are impressed with his “innovation, communication, helpfulness and fast response times.” The guide has previously described him as an “ultimate professional.” He is recommended as an “Up and Coming” attorney by Chambers USA (2023), where clients note that “his service levels are excellent and he strives to make his clients feel like his only priority.” Mr. Rafferty is also recognized by IFLR1000 (2022) as a Rising Star Partner. He joined the firm in 2014. Prior to joining the firm, he was an associate at an international law firm where he represented financing sources in numerous transactions.

Mr. Rafferty graduated cum laude from The George Washington University Law School in 2012. He received a B.S. from Merrimack College in 2009.

Mr. Rafferty is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.


  • George Washington University Law School, 2012, J.D.
  • Merrimack College, 2009, B.S.

Bar Admissions

  • New York