Ryan Christian



Ryan Christian is an Associate in the Global White Collar Practice at White & Case LLP in Washington, D.C. His practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, foreign and domestic investigations, and complex civil litigation. Mr. Christian also maintains an active appellate practice, having handled matters in the U.S. Supreme Court and several U.S. Courts of Appeals. Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Christian served as a law clerk to the Honorable Emilio M. Garza of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and to the Honorable Henry H. Kennedy, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the D.C. District. Prior to his clerkships, Mr. Christian was an Associate in the Litigation Practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Mr. Christian earned a Juris Doctor (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a Legal Writing Fellow and an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. Mr. Christian spent his 3L year as a visiting student at Stanford Law School. Prior to law school, Mr. Christian earned a Master of Science (Highest Distinction) in Public Policy and Management and a Bachelor of Science (University Honors) in Business Administration and Political Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Mr. Christian has taught courses at Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, and Stanford, and has been a member of the Legal Rhetoric program at WCL since 2012. Mr. Christian is admitted to the California, Pennsylvania, and District of Columbia bars.



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Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (magna cum laude)
  • M.S., Carnegie Mellon University (Public Policy and Management, Highest Distinction)
  • B.S., Carnegie Mellon University (Business Administration and Political Science, University Honors)