- Law Clerk to the Honorable Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- J.D., University of Chicago Law School
- with high honors
- Order of the Coif
- Kirkland & Ellis Scholar
- Editor-in-Chief, University of Chicago Law Review
- Hillsdale College
- summa cum laude
- Senior Class President
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
Of counsel at Eimer Stahl LLP and based in the firm’s Madison office, Ryan Walsh focuses his practice on appellate litigation and complex motions in a wide variety of areas, including antitrust, corporate law, environmental, ERISA, products liability, and white collar. He previously served as Chief Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin, where he presented oral argument in 12 high-stakes appeals (including before the en banc Seventh Circuit) and briefed a total of 32. His advocacy helped secure numerous wins, in the U.S. Supreme Court, where he co-authored a nationally award-winning brief, three federal courts of appeal, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. In his state role, Walsh was also charged with building national, bipartisan coalitions of attorneys general and agencies in support of several lawsuits and briefing efforts, including a Wisconsin-led, 12-state coalition whose suit against the Federal Communications Commission prompted that agency to reverse a major new rule. When he left government, Ryan had a perfect win record in all of his cases to have reached final judgment.
Earlier in his career, Ryan was an attorney in the Issues & Appeals group at Jones Day’s Washington, D.C., office. Ryan also served as a law clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court for the Honorable Antonin Scalia and on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit for the Honorable Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain.
Ryan was named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Law and Policy” list in 2017. More recently, he won an award from the National Association of Attorneys General for a U.S. Supreme Court brief that he co-authored. He also took first place from the State Bar of Wisconsin in the civil category for his appellate briefing defending Wisconsin’s right-to-work law.
- Forbes 30 Under 30: Law and Policy (2017)
- Best Brief, State Bar of Wisconsin (Civil) (2018)
- Best Brief, National Association of Attorneys General (co-author) (2018)