Ryan D.Ball

Partner

Irvine + 1.949.553.7515

Ryan Ball represents public and private companies in complex litigation and government investigations throughout the United States. His practice focuses on matters involving commercial and business disputes, data privacy and cybersecurity, trade secret misappropriation, and unfair competition.

Ryan has led the defense of numerous nationwide class actions asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the California Invasion of Privacy Act (CIPA), and various common law privacy doctrines. He has successfully defeated class certification on multiple occasions and briefed and argued dispositive motions in state and federal courts across the country.

Ryan recently served as lead counsel in a high-stakes trade secrets dispute. He successfully briefed and argued the motion for summary judgment, which was recognized by the Daily Journal as a "Top Defense Verdict" in California for 2021. Ryan also recently prevailed in a series of class actions seeking to expand the scope of the FCRA to encompass behavioral data, devising the strategy and arguing the motions at the trial court, and helping to obtain a complete victory before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his litigation experience, Ryan represents clients in responding to government investigations and enforcement actions, including from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and state regulators and prosecutors. He also regularly advises clients on emerging technologies, data collection and analytics, fintech, and related legal and regulatory risks, including under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA), Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

Experience

  • Experian wins complete victory in trade secret and breach of contract dispute over development of loss forecast modelJones Day successfully obtained a complete victory on behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. in a trade secret and breach of contract dispute against Weiss Residential Research LLC.
  • Experian acquires BillFixersJones Day advised Experian in the acquisition of BillFixers, LLC, a provider of consumer bill negotiation services in the USA.
  • Experian secures precedent-setting Ninth Circuit decision limiting FCRA's scopeJones Day successfully represented Experian Information Solutions, Inc. before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the scope of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of class action concerning prescreen consumer reportsOn behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal of a putative nationwide class action arising under the Fair Credit Report Act ("FCRA").
  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of putative class action lawsuit alleging unlawful bank transfersOn behalf of Experian Holdings, Inc., ConsumerInfo.com, Inc., and Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal with prejudice of putative class claims brought by a consumer.
  • Experian obtains complete dismissal of data privacy consumer class action concerning alleged data breach into third-party analytics firmOn behalf of Experian Information Solutions, Inc., Jones Day obtained complete dismissal of a putative class action arising from an alleged data breach of a third-party data analytics firm that maintained certain Experian marketing data.