D. Ronald Ryland: Lawyer with Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

D. Ronald Ryland

Partner and General Counsel
Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Financial Institutions Litigation
  • Class Action Defense
University College of Wooster, B.A., with honors, 1967
Law SchoolColumbia University, J.D., cum laude, 1970
Admitted1971, California; 2006, District of Columbia; 2009, New York; 2013, Illinois; U.S. Supreme Court and various federal courts


•Founding Chair, General Counsel Committee, U.S. Law Firm Group

•Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers

•Member, Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers

•Member, Bar Association of San Francisco

•Arbitrator, San Francisco Superior Court, 40 years

•Past President of the board, Homeward Bound of Marin, a provider of services to homeless persons, at the time it built the nation's first new homeless facility on a decommissioned military base


D. Ronald Ryland is Of Counsel to the Firm having retired as a partner and as the firm's General Counsel. He remains a member of the Office of General Counsel. He is a member of the bars of Illinois, California, New York & the District of Columbia.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Ryland has been a business litigator and bankruptcy lawyer for over forty years, with a substantial focus on the representation of financial institutions and other creditors. He specializes in the defense of class actions and other litigation and the representation of creditors in workouts and bankruptcies. He has tried cases before the federal district, state and bankruptcy courts throughout California and regularly represents clients in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings.

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Speaking Engagements

•Mr. Ryland lectures on professional responsibility, litigation and commercial lending


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D. Ronald Ryland

70 West Madison Street, 48th Floor
ChicagoIL 60602


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