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).
- University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude 2012); University of Central Florida (B.S. in Finance 2008)
- California and New York
The Best Lawyers in America: "Ones to Watch" for class actions (2023)
New York Metro Super Lawyers: "Rising Star" in business litigation (2017-2018)
Daily Journal: "Top Defense Verdict of 2021"
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Leslie Abrams Gardner, United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia (2015-2016) and extern to the Honorable Jay P. Cohen, Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal (2010)