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Ryan Connolly | Chief Legal Counsel / Client Relations

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Ryan Connolly serves as Chief Legal Counsel and Client Relations to VADA, bringing a wealth of experience in anti-doping matters. Mr. Connolly formerly served as Business Director of the world’s largest laboratory dedicated to scientific testing, research, and method development in the field of performance-enhancing athletic drug use. He later founded a successful organization, Banned Substances Control Group, that specializes in certifying dietary supplements to be free of substances banned by athletic organizations.Mr. Connolly currently serves as legal counsel and adviser to numerous organizations in the anti-doping and dietary supplement industries.

Mr. Connolly received his Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law. While there, he published an award-winning article analyzing the scientific and political complexities surrounding anti-doping jurisprudence. Mr. Connolly practiced for years at a prominent Los Angeles law firm, specializing in commercial litigation. Mr. Connolly received a Bachelor’s Degree with honors in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, and also studied at Oxford University in England. He is a licensed member of the State Bar of California and can be contacted at