Ryan Azad is a litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Appellate and Constitutional Law group. His practice focuses on appellate matters in state and federal courts.
Before joining the firm, Ryan clerked for Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the Supreme Court of California, Judge Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and Judge Samuel H. Mays, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.
Ryan received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he served as a managing editor of the UCLA Law Review, was a member of the Supreme Court Clinic, and taught an undergraduate course as a Collegium of University Teaching Fellow. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, in History from UCLA, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Carey McWilliams Award for his thesis on the freedom of speech in colonial America.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2017 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2014 Bachelor of Arts