After graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1994, Steve Ryan joined Briggs & Morgan law firm. On January 1, Briggs merged into Taft, and Ryan serves as partner-in-charge of the 133 attorneys based in Minneapolis. Ryan, who represented the Vikings on the financing and development of U.S. Bank Stadium, says the firm is doing well financially despite the disruptions caused by the coronavirus. Taft has about 600 attorneys total, and Ryan says the firm formed a cross-office Covid-19 task force to address developing client issues. In 2021, Ryan intends to focus on fully integrating the Minneapolis office into Taft.