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Ryan M. Tosi

Ryan Tosi is a partner in the Boston office of K&L Gates, and a member of the firm's financial institutions and services litigation, class action litigation defense, and investigations, enforcement and white collar practice groups. Ryan’s practice focuses on bankruptcy litigation, federal and state class action litigation, and consumer finance litigation. Ryan has extensive experience representing financial services institutions, consumer credit institutions, mobile wireless companies, and sports entertainment companies in class action litigation, consumer bankruptcy proceedings, government enforcement matters, and individual litigation matters. Ryan serves as national coordinating counsel for national consumer financial services institutions in connection with government and consumer inquiries into various bankruptcy servicing practices. In addition, he has significant experience representing corporations and individuals in internal investigations, white collar crime matters, regulatory investigations, and securities enforcement investigations.

Ryan has represented a variety of corporate and individual clients in bankruptcy litigation, consumer protection litigation, class action litigation, government enforcement matters, complex commercial litigation, qui tam litigation, cyber security litigation, tort litigation, legal malpractice matters, and general business litigation matters in federal and state courts throughout the United States, including California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington state. Ryan has prepared appellate briefs before the United States Supreme Court, and the First, Third, Eighth, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

  • American Bar Association (Litigation Section, Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee)
  • Boston Bar Association (Multidistrict Litigation and Class Actions Steering Committee)
  • Exhibits and Objections, K&L Gates Presentation, July 18, 2018
  • How Safe Are the "Safe Harbors"? How to Protect Your Investment Funds and Trades From Bankruptcy Clawback After the Supreme Court’s Recent Merit Management Ruling, Webinar, July 11, 2018
  • Current Consumer Bankruptcy Issues, Fall 2017
  • Exhibits and Objections, K&L Gates Presentation, July 19, 2017
  • Panelist, The Consumer Financial Services Market: Current Trends and Future Outlook, The Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, April 3, 2017
  • Exhibits and Objections, K&L Gates Presentation, July 7, 2016
  • Panelist, 10 Years of Removing Class Action Litigation Under the Class Actions Fairness Act: Recent Trends from the Plaintiff's and Defendant's Perspectives, The Boston Bar Association, February 26, 2016
  • A Primer On Federal Class Action Procedure And Recent Class Action Supreme Court Decisions, K&L Gates Presentation, July 2011
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Difficult Questions On Class Action Removal At High Court, Law360, 23 January 2019.
  • Federal Courts Follow Two Approaches Post-Spokeo When Analyzing StandingWashington Legal Foundation, Legal Backgrounder, Vol. 32 No. 3. 27, 27 January 2017.
  • Scope Of The Amendments To Bankruptcy Rule 3002.1, Law360, 23 May 2016.
  • “Parties,” Chapter 18 of the treatise, entitled Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, Thomson Reuters and the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, Fourth Edition, 2016
  • “Ninth Circuit Further Strengthens Defendants’ Ability to Seek Removal of State Class Actions,” American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, 25 March  2014.
  • “Parties,” Chapter 18 of the treatise, entitled Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, published by Thomson West and the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, Third Edition, 2012. Samuel Adams, Michael S. Greco, and Ryan M. Tosi co-authors.
  • Double Vision: The Eleventh Circuit Requires Class Action Plaintiffs to Satisfy Both CAFA and Traditional Diversity Amount-in-Controversy Requirements, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, by Andrew C. Glass and Ryan M. Tosi, 21 July 2010.
  • Seventh Circuit Requires Full Daubert Analysis and Ruling Prior to District Court Certification of Class Action, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, Ryan M. Tosi,13  May 2010.
  • State Class Actions: Practice and Procedure, Massachusetts Chapter on Class Actions, Ryan M. Tosi, Aspen Publishers, Editors Matthew G. Ball, Todd L. Nunn, Irene C. Freidel, 2009.
  • “Parties,” Chapter 15 of the treatise, entitled Business and Commercial Litigation in Federal Courts, published by Thomson West and the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation, Second Edition, 2005. Samuel Adams and Ryan M. Tosi co-authors.
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