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Ryan Y. Park

Washington, DC

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Harvard Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2010; co-Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Int'l Law Journal; Yong Kim Prize for best paper on Asian Law; Political and Outreach Chair, Asian Pacific American Law Students Asscociation

Amherst College, B.A., with distinction, Economics, Political Science, 2005; President, Student Government


Hon. David H. Souter (retired), U.S. Supreme Court, 2013-2014 Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court, 2013-2014 Hon. Robert A. Katzmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 2011-2012 Hon. Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2010-2011


District of Columbia

New York

United States Supreme Court

United States Court of Appeals: Second, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits

United States District Courts: Southern District of New York

Ryan Park’s practice focuses on appellate and complex commercial litigation.  He has authored or co-authored dozens of briefs in appellate and trial courts across the country, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Ninth, Eleventh, and D.C. Circuits.  Mr. Park’s substantial litigation experience also includes the drafting of several federal court complaints, management of the discovery process, and preparation for trial.   Recent experience includes:

  • Briefing and presenting oral argument in the Eleventh Circuit in a plaintiff’s side case against Bank of America related to its mortgage foreclosure activity.
  • Representing a foreign sovereign before the Fifth Circuit in a dispute raising novel issues under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. 
  • Representing Cogent Communications before the D.C. Circuit as an intervenor in support of the Federal Communications Commission’s successful defense of its 2015 “net neutrality” order.
  • Serving as part of the trial team in a brief-writing capacity in a high-profile federal antitrust class action in the portable music industry in which the firm won a complete defense verdict.  
  • Serving as a lead associate in various commercial litigation matters on behalf of major technology companies.

Mr. Park maintains an active pro bono practice.  He serves as an associate trustee of the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and received the Committee’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for Equal Employment Opportunity.  His recent pro bono experience includes:

  • Representing CNN Reporter Josh Levs in the settlement of his suit alleging that CNN’s parental leave policies violated Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act.  In 2015, CNN changed its parental leave policies to expand paid leave for both biological fathers and mothers.  
  • Representing a government prosecutor who was dismissed in retaliation for her political expression and affiliation in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Park served as a law clerk at all three levels of the federal court system, including at the U.S. Supreme Court.  He also served as an Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. State Department, where he negotiated and served as legal counsel on hundreds of international property transactions, many of which involved high-profile deals worth billions of dollars.  

Mr. Park is a contributor to The Atlantic magazine.  He is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and the American Constitution Society.


The Globalizing Jury Trial, 58 American Journal of Comparative Law 525 (Summer 2010). 

Proving Genocide: International Precedent and ECCC Case 002, 63 Rutgers Law Review 129 (Fall 2010) (cited in Flomo v. Firestone, 643 F.3d 1013 (7th Cir. 2011) (Posner, J.)). 

Exploring the Curious Lenience of International Criminal Law, 52 Harv. Int’l L. J. Online 98 (Winter 2010).

The Genocide Debate, 10 Journal of Int’l Criminal Justice 1019 (2012) (book review)

Related News

Prof Urges 9th Circ. To Nix Ore. Immunity In Oracle IP Suit (Law360)

The criticism of Ruth Bader Ginsburg ignores much of the nation’s history (The Washington Post)

The Supremely Old, Supremely Sharp, Supreme Court (The Atlantic)

The Committee Announces Settlement of Journalist Josh Levs’ Sex Discrimination Charge... (The Washington Lawyers' Committee)

Attitudes Shift on Paid Leave: Dads Sue, Too (The New York Times)

Two Supreme Court Clerks Join Boies, Schiller & Flexner (February 11, 2015)

What Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taught Me About Being a Stay-at-Home Dad (The Atlantic)

Government Service

Attorney-Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser