Ryan litigates cases across the country on both the plaintiff and defense side seeking justice for his clients against the gun industry, challenging dangerous gun lobby backed laws, and defending cities that pass common-sense gun safety ordinances.
Ryan has briefed and argued cases at both the trial and appellate levels, on issues of preemption, State and Federal Constitutional law, and a host of procedural issues.
In addition to his litigation work, Ryan has presented at conferences on various gun violence prevention issues, including as a key-note speaker at the Equal Justice Works Conference alongside Congressman Jamie Raskin. Ryan has also served as a guest lecturer for a law school class speaking about gun safety litigation. He has published on the topic of Federal Sentencing Law, and is serving as a guest editor of the Federal Sentencing Reporter, a highly respected journal on the topic.
Prior to joining Everytown Law, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was a litigation associate with Jenner & Block, LLP, and interned for the Honorable Jed S. Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. During law school, he served as the notes editor of the Annual Survey of American Law and received the Gary E. Moncrieffe Award for his work on racism and the law. Prior to law school, Ryan worked as a paralegal at the New York Legal Assistance Group helping people with food stamps and public assistance cases.
The College of New Jersey, B.A.
New York University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
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30 percent of guns recovered by ATF in California have no serial number on them, making it impossible for law enforcement to trace.