Ryan's practice focuses on representing clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation. He drafts motions, develops litigation strategy and assists with all aspects of discovery.

Before joining Shook, Ryan practiced complex commercial litigation at a global law firm in San Francisco where he represented clients in the IP brokerage, electronics, insurance and banking industries. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters including business torts, antitrust and bankruptcy adversary proceedings.

Ryan is also committed to pro bono service.  He has represented asylum and immigration clients from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Iraq and worked on human rights issues related to Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia and Liberia.


Too Rough a Justice:  The Ethiopia-Eritrea Claims Commission and Civil Liability for Claims for Rape Under International Law, 20 Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 385 (2012).

Contextualizing Sexual Violence Committed During the War on Terror: A Historical Overview of International Accountability, 45 University of San Francisco Law Review 911 (2011) (with K. Alexa Koenig and Lauren G. Groth).

Rule of Law for Whom?  Strengthening Rule of Law as a Solution to Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 26 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 139 (2011).

Comment: To Proceed with Caution?  Aiding and Abetting Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute, 28 Berkeley Journal of International Law 604 (2010).