Overview

Ryan P. Forrest focuses his practice on high-risk litigation in federal and state courts. He has a wide range of experience litigating matters involving class actions, technology, financial services, administrative law, and international law.

Prior to joining Littler, Ryan clerked for U.S. District Judge Sheri Polster Chappell of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. While there, he handled civil and criminal cases at the trial level, and worked on appellate matters when Judge Chappell sat by designation on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before that, he was an attorney at a litigation boutique, where he handled numerous federal class action matters involving global technology companies. He also advised clients on issues involving trademark law and international trade with Cuba, and he worked with members of Congress to form a pediatric cancer research reform bill.

During law school, Ryan was an articles and comments editor for the Inter-American Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Federal Bar Association

Member

Dade County Bar Association

Appointed Member

Miami-Dade County Nuisance Abatement Board

Recognition

Recipient, Dean’s Merit Scholarship

University of Miami School of Law

Dean's List

University of Miami School of Law

Recipient, Book Award

Immigration Law

University of Miami School of Law

Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award

International Finance

University of Miami School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

Cuba: Deja Vu or New Beginnings

University of Miami Business Law Review

December 2017

Education

  • J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 2014cum laude

Bar Admission

Florida
California
District of Columbia

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California