Ryan Ford > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
COLUMBIA SQUARE
555 THIRTEENTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20004
United States

Work Department

Litigation - Washington

Position

Senior associate

Career

Ryan Ford is an experienced litigator who represents clients in both state and federal courts as well as in arbitration and administrative proceedings across the country.

His practice spans a large variety of industries, with a focus on the automotive sector.  In particular, Ryan has considerable experience in motor vehicle franchise law, and he’s skilled in helping clients navigate through the complex web of state and federal regulations governing the distribution of motor vehicles.  He has successfully tried several cases involving disputes between motor vehicle distributors and their franchised dealers before juries and judges from Hawaii to Ohio.

Ryan began his legal career as a staff attorney in the disabilities law program at the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, where he represented individuals with disabilities in litigation.

While in law school, Ryan served as an articles editor for the Annual Survey of American Law, and received the Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award for writing the most outstanding paper in the field of gaming law.

Memberships

Member, Delaware Bar Association, 2010-2012

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, Robert McKay Scholar, 2010

B.A., College of William & Mary, summa cum laude, 2007

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

Providing regulatory advice that shapes the future of mobility, Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s team works with leading participants and disrupters across nearly all levels of the automotive industry supply chain. It also advises on the market’s most significant and high-value rail industry matters. Transportation regulatory practice leader Latane Montague  consistently acts in high-stakes safety and emissions crises; rail practice leader Kevin Sheys  is lead regulatory and railroad counsel on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s planned $5.5bn acquisition of the Washington DC and Richmond (VA) rail line; and Michael Kidney   has over two decades’ experience in defending automotive industry-targeted lawsuits. Also highly regarded are Joanne Rotondi , the industry sector head for transport and logistics; and automotive industry sector co-head, William Yavinsky . In New York, Carl Chiappa is a highly rated motor vehicle franchise law expert, while John Sullivan  focuses on franchise litigation and related disputes. Counsel Emily Kimball in Denver and senior associate Kathryn Lannon are key contacts below partner level. In January 2021, automotive litigation specialist Ryan Ford was made partner. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.