Ryan Light's practice encompasses a broad range of complex commercial litigation, including mass action and trade secret matters, in both state and federal court. In addition to his commercial matters, Mr. Light maintains an active pro bono practice. Mr. Light was a summer associate at Arnold & Porter in 2012. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Light volunteered for the Impact Litigation Unit at Bet Tzedek Legal Services and worked as a research assistant for Professor Jennifer Mnookin at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law.

Mr. Light graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Mr. Light served as a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review, a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and a legal research and writing advisor for first-year law students. Mr. Light graduated from Duke University with a BS in biology and a minor in psychology.

Experience

  • Major oil company in multiple mass actions related to the wholesale pricing of gasoline and various retail franchise practices.
  • Major technology company in multiple trade secret misappropriation actions.
  • Major oil company in litigation arising from the sale of a pipeline.
  • Partners of a real estate firm in litigation related to the division of the partnership's assets and enforcement of a prior arbitration award.
  • Non-profit in a multi-million dollar appeal related to funding for low- and moderate-income housing.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 2013, Order of the Coif
  • BS, Biology, Duke University, 2010, Dean's List
Admissions
  • California
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • US District Court, Northern District of California
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