Ryan Toohey | Senior Managing Director | Strategic Communications
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Ryan Toohey

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Ryan Toohey is a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment at FTI Consulting and is based in New York.

Mr. Toohey serves as head of the Crisis & Issues Management practice in the Americas, a multi-disciplinary team that specializes in tackling and solving “bet the company” issues, particularly involving complex legal or regulatory challenges, across a range of sectors. 

Throughout his nearly two decades of corporate, government, and political experience, Mr. Toohey has served as the architect of complex reputational, advocacy and crisis campaigns, leading efforts that integrate public affairs, litigation support, and public opinion research with messaging and earned media strategies.

Mr. Toohey works with companies to prepare for and respond to high-profile and multipart investigative reports and advises companies, including several navigating emerging markets, on responding to investigations or settlements with a range of government agencies including, among others, the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission and over 25 state Attorney General’s offices. He has a specific expertise in labor relations, regularly advising Fortune 500 leaders on collective bargaining, unionization efforts and dispute resolution.  He also has significant expertise working in Latin America, Eastern Europe and China.

Mr. Toohey’s government and political experience includes serving at the most senior levels of New York State politics as a pollster, communications strategist, media consultant and campaign manager in addition to serving in a number of roles in the office of the New York State Attorney General and as the lead political advisor to the Governor and Democratic Party. 

Mr. Toohey joined FTI Consulting after four years as a partner at Global Strategy Group, a New York-based public affairs firm. He began his agency career in the research and consulting group at Weber Shandwick.

He holds a bachelor’s in classics and government from the University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo), and attended Columbia Law School. 

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