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 the landmark decision Iskanian v. CLS Transportation Los Angeles, 59 Cal.4th 348 (2014). In recent years, Ryan has achieved several important victories for consumers and workers before the California Supreme Court, including McGill v. Citibank, N.A., 2 Cal.5th 945 (2017) (protecting California consumers’ right to pursue public injunctive relief), and Williams v. Superior Court (Marshalls of CA LLC), 3 Cal.5th 531 (2017) (authorizing PAGA plaintiffs to obtain statewide discovery). Daily Journal has twice honored cases handled by Ryan as a “Top Appellate Reversal” for the years 2017 and 2019. He also handles high-stakes fee disputes and supervises settlement approval for the firm, including leading negotiations on 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 for the CLA’s Litigation Update, and his work has been published by the California Labor & Employment Review, California Litigation Review (pending), and Daily Journal. He is regularly invited to present at programs for continuing legal education. 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 Certified Specialist in Appellate Law, one of approximately 350 such specialists certified by the State Bar of California. 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.