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Ryan McDevitt


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101 

P: 206.623.1900
F: 206.623.3384



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

2010, Washington

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

2020, Michigan


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

Recent Posts

Keller Rohrback investigates Porsche for possible emissions cheating

Is your Toyota or Lexus putting you at risk?

Is Your Jeep or Fiat SUV Stalling from Consuming Too Much Oil?

Did you get your General Motors eight-speed transmission serviced, only to have problems continue?

Is Ford Telling the Truth About the Fuel Efficiency of the 2019 Ranger and the 2017-2019 F-150?

Is the Airbag in Your Vehicle Defective? Check this list

Keller Rohrback investigates serious engine issues and car fires in 625,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles

Ford May Have Misreported Fuel Economy and Emissions Data

$307.5M Class Settlement with Fiat Chrysler, Bosch Will Compensate Owners and Lessees, Provide Repairs that Protect Environment

Keller Rohrback Investigates Jeep Wrangler Frame Weld Failures

Deadline to Submit Claim for 2.0-Liter VW/Audi Diesel Emissions Settlement Program Is Approaching

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims Ford Rigged F-250 and F-350 Trucks to Cheat Emissions Tests

Additional Complaint Against Certain German Carmakers for Collusion and Cartel Behavior

Keller Rohrback Continues to Investigate Reports of Alleged Collusion Among German Automakers

Keller Rohrback Files Complaint Against Certain German Carmakers Related to Collusion and Cartel Behavior

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Allegations of Collusion and Cartel Behavior Among German Carmakers

Plaintiffs File Consolidated Class Action Complaint in FCA litigation

Court Grants Final Approval to 3.0-Liter Class Action Settlement & Bosch Class Action Settlement

Case Update | JPML transfers “EcoDiesel” cases to Northern District of California

Preliminary Approval of VW/Audi/Porsche 3-liter and Bosch Settlements in Volkswagen "Clean Diesel" Litigation

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Files Suit Over Defeat Devices in “EcoDiesel” Ram 1500 & Jeep Grand Cherokees

Bosch Agrees To $327.5 Million Settlement in VW Diesel Emissions Fraud Case

Settlement Agreement Filed for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche 3.0-Liter

Keller Rohrback Files Suit Over Defeat Devices in “EcoDiesel” Ram 1500 & Jeep Grand Cherokees

EPA & CARB Issue Notices of Violation to Fiat Chrysler Over Defeat Devices

Important Info for Owners of TDI 3.0-Liter VWs/Audis/Porsches

Keller Rohrback Investigates Claims of Emissions Fraud in “Eco-Diesel” Ram 1500 & Jeep Grand Cherokee

Keller Rohrback & Co-Counsel Sue Audi & Volkswagen over Cheating in A6, A8, Q5 Gas-powered vehicles

Audi at it again! Keller Rohrback Investigates More Emissions Cheating from VW Group!

Court Grants Final Approval 2.0-Liter Settlement

Volkswagen Litigation Update – 8/25/2016

Volkswagen Litigation Update – Preliminary Approval of VW Settlement Granted

Volkswagen Litigation Case Update

Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-Liter Emissions Settlement

Keller Rohrback Continues Investigation of Fiat Chrysler Vehicles Recalled for Rollaway Risk

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo XC90 T8 Hybrids

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Volvo Hybrid Battery Life

Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Investigates Fiat Chrysler’s Recall of Vehicles for Transmission Problems Linked to Rollaway

VW Litigation Case Update

JPML Sends VW Lawsuits to San Francisco

Keller Rohrback Files Suit on Behalf of Porsche, Audi, and VW Consumers

Keller Rohrback Warns Consumers About VW Goodwill Package

Keller Rohrback Expands Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against VW

KR Launches Investigation After EPA Adds Audi & Porsche to VW Clean Air Act Violation

Keller Rohrback Files Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Against Volkswagen

VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's Alleged Violation of Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Investigated by EPA Over Clean Air Standards

Volkswagen Violates Clean Air Act

Volkswagen Class Action Complaint Expands To Include Affected Porsche and Audi Vehicles

KR Asks Federal Judge to Prohibit VW and Audi From Making Misleading Statements to Drivers

Keller Rohrback Asks Judge To Stop Misleading Communications

Volkswagen News From Around The Web

Volkswagen Help Center - Useful Links

KR attorney Dan Mensher discusses environmental impact of VW Dieselgate

Meet the Keller Rohrback Volkswagen Team

Keller Rohrback Advocates for Volkswagen Diesel Consumers Nationwide in Class Action

Nationwide Class Action Complaint Filed Against VW

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