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Jake Ryan

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Jake Ryan is global Co-chair of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation Practice and Chair of the Litigation & Trial Department in San Diego. He is a trial lawyer who focuses on intellectual property litigation, white collar criminal defense and government investigations, and other complex business litigation. Mr. Ryan has established a record of successfully resolving cases at trial and by dispositive motions in a wide variety of subject areas, including trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and financial fraud.


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘ability and willingness to step in to assist on such a wide range of issues is one of the features which sets the firm apart’. The ‘quick’ and ‘high-quality’ team is well known for its trial and litigation prowess and high-profile clients. ‘Good communicatorChristopher Harris in New York is ‘able to achieve good results’; he chairs the practice alongside Sean Berkowitz in Chicago and Jake Ryan in San Diego. The department saw continued growth throughout 2017; key hires included Leslie Caldwell and Elizabeth Deeley in San Francisco from the DOJ and Kirkland & Ellis LLP respectively and former deputy white house counsel Nicholas McQuaid in New York. Century City-based Laura Washington made partner in 2018. Jeff Hammel (New York) and Peter Wald (San Francisco) are also recommended.

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