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G. Ryan Snyder


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  • University of Notre Dame (J.D. summa cum laude 2012; Colonel William J. Hoynes Prize; Senior Editor, Notre Dame Law Review); Miami University (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 2007)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, Ohio, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits


  • Law Clerk to: Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., U.S. Supreme Court (2014-2015) and Judge Raymond M. Kethledge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (2012-2013)

Government Service

  • Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, U.S. Department of Justice (2013-2014)

Ryan Snyder focuses his practice on appellate advocacy and complex civil litigation in federal and state courts. In addition, he advises clients on how to comply with federal regulations and has worked on numerous matters involving proposed or final actions by federal regulatory agencies.

Ryan has experience in a wide range of substantive legal areas, including constitutional and statutory interpretation, bankruptcy, class action defense, ERISA, financial transactions, insurance recovery, and pension reform. He has briefed and argued cases in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Seventh Circuits and has helped brief numerous cases in other federal and state courts. Of particular note, he was the principal drafter of the briefs defending the City of Detroit's historic municipal bankruptcy before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and wrote multiple amicus briefs defending pension reform efforts in the state of California.

Prior to joining Jones Day, Ryan served as a law clerk at the U.S. Supreme Court and at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He also served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General, where he briefed and argued an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, assisted with numerous cases before the U.S. Supreme Court at the certiorari and merits stages, and advised the Solicitor General regarding appeals in the lower federal courts.

Areas of Focus

G. Ryan Snyder