Ryan’s work cuts across practice areas, and has engaged a diverse array of clients dealing with a wide variety of subjects. He has argued cases on behalf of private industry, the Government of British Columbia, First Nations, individuals, and non-profit advocacy groups. The subjects he has dealt with include tobacco litigation, First Nations consultation, criminal procedure, energy regulation, workers’ compensation, municipal law, freedom of expression, commercial arbitration, human rights, and tax, among others.
After law school Ryan clerked for Justices William Esson and Mary Newbury of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. He took a leave of absence from the firm in 2005 and 2006 to clerk for Justice Rosalie Abella of the Supreme Court of Canada.
In 2011, at 29, Ryan was named one of Canada’s “Rising Stars Under 40” by LEXPERT magazine, and additionally was named one of Business in Vancouver’s “Forty Under 40”.