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Landes, Ryan (1)

Ryan Landes

Direct Tel: +1 213-443-3145
Los Angeles
Tel: +1 213 443 3000 Fax: +1 213 443 3100

Ryan Landes is a partner in Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, and appeals in jurisdictions across the country.  Ryan’s diverse practice includes business disputes of all types, including trade secret, intellectual property, and employee mobility litigation; securities litigation and disputes arising from complex financial transactions; and a wide range of other types of commercial litigation.

  • Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
  • Farmer’s Business Network, Inc.
  • Guardian Life Insurance Company
  • Kuwait Investment Authority
  • MannKind Corporation
  • MassMutual
  • Primer Technologies, Inc.
  • Rimrock Capital Management
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Theravance Biopharma
  • Western Asset Management Company
  • Representing Primer Technologies and its founder defending claims for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation; following the final arbitration hearing, our client prevailed and will be awarded fees.
  • Representing Farmer’s Business Network asserting breaching of non-compete agreement against former Head of Seed; obtained preliminary injunction following two-day bench trial.
  • Represented Theravance Biopharma against its former senior executive arising from his alleged theft of trade secrets; obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions against former executive.
  • Represented WeRide against former senior employees regarding alleged theft of trade secrets; obtained two preliminary injunctions and won terminating sanctions.
  • Represented PivIT Global and its founders defending against trade secret misappropriation claims; compelled the case to arbitration and settled shortly thereafter.
  • Represented Rimrock Capital Management asserting California Blue Sky claims in connection with its purchase of €27 million of Waste Italia securities; settled days before trial.
  • Represented ANCILE Solutions in software licensing dispute against enterprise software company SAP; settled on confidential terms.
  • Represented PIMCO, Western Asset Management Company, and dozens of other investors asserting securities claims against Brazilian oil company Petrobras relating to the revelation of a bribery and corruption scandal; settled on confidential terms.
  • Represented PokerStars defending claims by professional poker player regarding alleged withholding of tournament winnings; obtained full dismissal of claims before discovery.
  • Represented MassMutual Life Insurance Company in a series of cases against banks and mortgage companies related to misrepresentations in the sale of approximately $1.5 billion in residential mortgage-backed securities; cases settled on the eve of trial.
  • Represented MannKind Corporation in breach of contract and fraud matters related to pharmaceutical licensing; obtained dismissal of two related actions before any discovery; achieved unanimous affirmance on appeal.
  • Represented San Diego Gas & Electric and Sempra Energy in defense of over $2 billion in property damage claims; settled claims by over 6,500 plaintiffs; obtained $824 million in settlements from three cross defendants before trial; defeated class certification of two proposed classes; obtained victories on three appeals.
  • Represented Olaplex in breach of contract dispute after Quinn Emanuel was retained on the eve of trial.
  • Represented Bio-Rad in federal jury trial defending wrongful termination claims.
  • Represented Xerox’s largest shareholder in dispute regarding Xerox’s proposed business reorganization and treatment of preferred stock.
  • New York University School of Law
    (J.D., cum laude, 2007)
    • New York University Law Review:
      • Articles Editor, 2006-2007
    • Florence Allen Scholar
    • Morton Geller Award
    • Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition:
      • Semifinalist
  • University of California, Berkeley
    (B.A., Economics, 2004)
  • The State Bar of California
  • United States District Courts:
    • Central District of California
    • Northern District of California
  • NERA Securities & Finance Seminar, July 2018, “Cybersecurity – Trends in Cybersecurity-related Securities Enforcement Actions and Litigation.”
  • “Layovers and Cargo Ships: The Prohibition of Internet Gambling and a Proposed System of Regulation,” 82 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 913 (2007).