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Ryan Wu

Ryan Wu, Partner

1875 Century Park East, Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90067

P: 310.556.4177 | F: 310.943.0396

Ryan Wu is a partner at Capstone and leads the appeals and complex motions team. An expert in class and PAGA procedure, Ryan received the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) award for Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, 59 Cal.4th 348 (2014). In recent years, Ryan has attained several important victories for consumers and workers before the California Supreme Court, and Daily Journal has twice named one of his cases, including the seminal McGill v. Citibank N.A., 2 Cal.5th 945 (2017), a “Top Appellate Reversal” for the year. He also oversees the firm’s high-stakes fee disputes and settlement approval, with a highlight being his central role in achieving the highly publicized Ford transmission settlement, valued at over $100 million.

Ryan currently serves on the Committee for Appellate Courts for the California Lawyers Association (CLA). He is an editor of CLA’s monthly Litigation Update, and his work has been published by the California Litigation Review, California Labor & Employment Review, Daily Journal, and the Los Angeles Lawyer. He is a contributor to Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB) and is regularly invited to speak at professional conferences. He was named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2023 and 2024 and the 2024 Worker Health & Safety Hero by Worksafe for his work in advancing workplace safety and justice.

Ryan graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2001, where he was an associate editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform and contributor to the law school newspaper. He received his undergraduate degree in political science with honors from the University of California, Berkeley. Ryan is a State Bar of California-Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. He is admitted to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Central, and Southern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third and Ninth Circuits, and the United States Supreme Court. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.