Ryan McDevitt protects market participants. Ryan is a member of Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group. His practice focuses on ensuring fairness in the marketplace on behalf of investors, innovators, and consumers.
Ryan has experience litigating cases involving securities fraud and financial mismanagement, consumer protection and antitrust claims, intellectual property infringement, and federal labor law violations in state and federal courts across the country. He currently represents Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche consumers in the high-profile Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” multi-district litigation; the Federal Home Loan Banks of Boston, Chicago, and Indianapolis against dozens of issuers, underwriters, and sponsors of private label mortgage-backed securities worth $13 billion; and putative classes of mortgage borrowers in cases relating to unfair and deceptive treatment by mortgage servicers and banks during and after the financial crisis. Ryan is also involved in complex intellectual property litigation, representing the Navajo Nation in a trademark suit involving Urban Outfitters’ infringement of the NAVAJO trademark.
Before joining the firm, Ryan served as a law clerk in the Antitrust Division of the Washington State Attorney General where he worked on a multistate investigation concerning an international price-fixing conspiracy as well as on local Washington antitrust matters. In law school, he served as a research assistant to June Besek, chair of the ABA Copyright Task Force.
Outside of work, Ryan enjoys skiing, backpacking, travel, and soccer.
Bar and Court Admissions
2011, US District Court for the Western District of Washington
2012, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Claremont McKenna College – B.A., 2007, Government and Leadership Sequence, Departmental Honors in Government
Columbia Law School – J.D., 2010, Harlan Fiske Stone Honors Scholar
Professional and Civic Involvement
Washington State Bar Association, Member
King County Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Member
Seattle Academy of Arts & Sciences, Alumni Board President, Board of Trustees Member Ex Officio