Ryan McDevitt protects consumers, competitors, investors, and innovators. As a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, he focuses on ensuring fairness in the marketplace.
In recent years Ryan has played a significant role in achieving and administering landmark settlements on behalf of drivers of Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Ram, and Jeep vehicles in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel” and Fiat Chrysler “EcoDiesel” multidistrict litigations. In addition to these and numerous other automotive fraud and defect cases involving major automakers and auto parts suppliers, Ryan has litigated consumer protection and antitrust claims, financial and securities fraud, intellectual property infringement, and federal labor law violations in federal and state courts nationwide. For example, he has represented 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; classes of mortgage borrowers treated unfairly by mortgage servicers and banks; and the Navajo Nation in protecting its rights to 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 of international price-fixing conspiracies. In law school, he was a research assistant to June Besek, 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 for the Eastern District of Michigan
2019, US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
Claremont McKenna College – B.A., 2007, Government, with Honors
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 Member; past Trustee Ex Officio, Strategic Planning Committee Member, and Alumni Board President
Articles & Presentations
Panelist, HarrisMartin’s MDL Conference: Automotive MDLs, July 24, 2019
Honors & Awards
Named to Rising Stars list in Super Lawyers – Washington, 2020