Ryan Azad is an associate in the San Francisco office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He practices in the firm’s Litigation Department and focuses on appellate litigation.
Before joining the firm, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar of the Supreme Court of California, the Honorable Milan D. Smith, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Honorable 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 and taught an undergraduate course as a Collegium of University Teaching Fellow. As a member of the UCLA Supreme Court Clinic, Ryan helped draft the merits brief for Matal v. Tam and the cert petition for Murphy v. Smith. 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.
Ryan is admitted to the State Bar of California.
University of California - Los Angeles - 2017 Juris Doctor
University of California - Los Angeles - 2014 Bachelor of Arts