Ryan McDevitt


1201 Third Avenue, Suite 3400
Seattle, WA 98101 

Ryan McDevitt protects consumers, competitors, investors, and innovators. As a partner in Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group, he focuses on ensuring fairness in the marketplace.

In recent years Ryan has played a significant role in achieving and administering landmark settlements on behalf of drivers of Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Ram, and Jeep vehicles in the Volkswagen “Clean Diesel" and Fiat Chrysler “EcoDiesel" multidistrict litigations. Ryan currently serves on the court-appointed Executive Committee in litigation concerning defective transmissions in Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, and is a key member of the Keller Rohrback team appointed co-lead counsel in litigation concerning a serious safety defect in Chevrolet Bolt EV batteries. He also works alongside partner Gretchen Freeman Cappio in her capacity as a member of the Plaintiffs' Steering Committees in significant matters involving allegedly defective airbag control units in 12.3 million vehicles from six major automakers and allegedly defective transmissions in numerous Chevrolet, Cadillac, and GMC vehicles, and as Settlement Counsel in a case concerning alleged engine defects in numerous Hyundai and Kia models. Ryan was also recently featured by Law360 as one of their "Rising Stars" for 2023. 

In addition to these and numerous other automotive fraud and defect cases involving major automakers and auto parts suppliers, Ryan has litigated consumer protection and antitrust claims, financial and securities fraud, intellectual property infringement, and federal labor law violations in federal and state courts nationwide. For example, he has represented the Federal Home Loan Banks of Boston, Chicago, and Indianapolis in litigation against dozens of issuers, underwriters, and sponsors of private label mortgage-backed securities worth $13 billion; classes of mortgage borrowers treated unfairly by mortgage servicers and banks; and the Navajo Nation in protecting its rights to the NAVAJO trademark.

Before joining the firm, Ryan served as a law clerk in the Antitrust Division of the Washington State Attorney General, where he worked on multistate investigations of international price-fixing conspiracies. In law school, he was a research assistant to June Besek, chair of the American Bar Association’s Copyright Task Force.


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