Ryan Wessels plays a pivotal role as a member of complex litigation teams, such as the class action, UFCW & Employers Benefit Trust v. Sutter Health. In this role, Ryan assists in crafting trial narratives, oversees discovery teams, and provides legal research for motion practice.
As a member of the firm’s Employment team, Ryan handles both single-plaintiff cases and larger class actions. Ryan’s responsibilities on these matters include conducting factual investigation, assessing case strategy and valuation, and negotiating favorable settlements.
Prior to law school, Ryan worked as a paralegal for four years, which has given him expertise in managing complex litigation. As complex cases are typically document-intensive and can involve a large number of parties, organizational and document management expertise are critical. Ryan’s strength in these areas make him an invaluable member of any litigation team.
During law school, Ryan interned with the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office in San Jose, California and also with the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. He was a student manager for Stanford’s housing pro bono and a student attorney at Stanford’s Community Law Clinic, where he successfully represented clients in social security, housing, and criminal expungement matters.