Ryan McDevitt protects market participants. As a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, he focuses on ensuring fairness in the marketplace on behalf of consumers, investors, and innovators.
In recent years Ryan has played a significant role in achieving and administering landmark settlements on behalf of drivers of diesel Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Ram, and Jeep vehicles in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” and Fiat-Chrysler “EcoDiesel” multidistrict litigations. In addition to these and other automotive matters, Ryan has experience litigating cases involving consumer protection and antitrust claims, securities fraud and financial mismanagement, intellectual property infringement, and federal labor law violations in state and federal courts across the country. Representative clients include the Federal Home Loan Banks of Boston, Chicago, and Indianapolis in litigation against dozens of issuers, underwriters, and sponsors of private label mortgage-backed securities worth $13 billion; putative classes of mortgage borrowers in cases relating to unfair treatment by mortgage servicers and banks; and the Navajo Nation in litigation concerning 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 multistate investigations into two international price-fixing conspiracies. In law school, he served as a research assistant to June Besek in her capacity as chair of the American Bar Association’s Copyright Task Force.
Bar and Court Admissions
2011, US District Court for the Western District of Washington
2012, US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
2019, US District Court of the Eastern District of Michigan
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, Strategic Planning Committee; past Trustee Ex Officio and Alumni Board President
Articles & Presentations
Panelist, HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Automotive MDLs – Preview of Tomorrow’s Arguments, July 24, 2019.