Ryan D. Meade

Title/s:  Senior Fellow

Specialty Area: Health Law and Compliance

Office #:  726

Phone: 312.915.7888



Ryan Meade is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Regulatory Compliance Studies at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He directs the activities of the Center for Compliance Studies and within the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy he teaches courses addressing both long-standing and emerging regulatory challenges for health care organizations.  He supervises LLM student theses dealing with regulatory compliance, health care administrative law, and compliance programs.

Professor Meade focuses his legal practice on Medicare and Medicaid compliance, clinical research regulatory law, privacy and security of health information, and the organizational integration of compliance programs.

He serves on the faculty of the Health Care Compliance Association’s (HCCA) Compliance Academy and Research Compliance Academy. He co-chairs HCCA’s annual Research Compliance Conference.  He is a member of the advisory boards and an exam writer for the Compliance Certification Board’s Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and Certification in Research Healthcare Compliance (CHRC).

He has practiced law as an associate at Mayer, Brown & Platt, a partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis, and is one of the founding partners of Meade, Roach & Annulis, LLP and its affiliated consulting firm, Aegis Compliance & Ethics Center, LLP.

Professor Meade’s academic interests focus on the role of the administrative state in contemporary society, the interaction of ethics and law, the history of Anglo-American common law, and the organization of the health care system in the United States.  He has undertaken extensive postgraduate study in philosophy and legal theory at Oxford University and University of Edinburgh.  He has taught at Loyola in the Beazley Institute since 1998 and also served as an assistant professor at Rush University for over 10 years.


BA, Northwestern University, 1989
JD, Cornell University, 1992

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

“Executive Power Today: Something More Ancient than the Prerogative,” British Journal of American Legal Studies (forthcoming Vol 7: 2018)

“A Brief Sketch of Complying with Law and Human Nature,” Politics & Poetics (forthcoming Vol. 2: 2017)

“Is it Ever Ethical to Comply with Unjust Laws?” 15 Oxford Philosophical Society Review (forthcoming 2017)

“The Natural Person as the Limiting Principle for Conscience: Can a Corporation Have a Conscience if it Doesn’t Have an Intellect and Will?” in Law, Religion & Health in the United States (Cambridge University Press, G. Cohen and H. Lynch, editors, 2017)

“Thought Experiments and Critical Reasoning,” 14 Oxford Philosophical Society Review 91 (2016)

“Compliance Law,” 1 Loyola Journal of Regulatory Compliance 75 (2016)

“See the Field Anew Through Metaphor,” (with J. Driver, L. Zipperer) in Inside Looking Up: Inspiring Innovative Escalation in Healthcare Risk & Safety Ecosystems (The Risk  Authority Stanford, J. Driver, et al, editors, 2016)

“Clinical Research Compliance & Physician Interaction with the Research Enterprise,” (with C. Goforth) in Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (CCH, 2014)

“Health Care Payment Systems,” in Problems in Health Care Law (Jones & Bartlett, 2013) (10th ed. revisions)

“Clinical Trials Billing Compliance,” in Research Compliance Professional’s Handbook (CCH, 2008)

“Clinical Trial Billing Compliance at Academic Medical Centers” (with C. Boyd), 82 Academic Medicine 646 (2007)

“Overview of the Medicare & Medicaid Programs,” in Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (CCH, 2007)

“HIPAA Security,” (with M. Roach) in Health Care Compliance Professional’s Manual (CCH, 2005)