Ryan Q. Keech is a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice group.
Ryan’s practice focuses on high-stakes media and entertainment, complex business, and non-patent intellectual property disputes.
Ryan has successfully represented US and international clients in trial and appellate litigation and arbitration in a wide variety of industries, including feature and television production, music, toys and other consumer products, cosmetics, financial services, fashion, monoline bond insurance, government, fund management and activist investing, social media, and mobile technology. He has significant experience handling disputes involving copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets, business torts, complex contract interpretation, antitrust, unfair competition, false advertising, and FTC claims. Ryan is regularly trusted to advise, counsel, and handle mediation, litigation, and arbitration - frequently on a confidential basis - involving profit participation, film and television production and distribution patterns, intellectual property, allegations of on- or off-set misconduct, collective bargaining, labor relations, and initial and residual compensation issues.
Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was a partner with a Los Angeles-based litigation firm. Earlier, Ryan served as in-house counsel for the trade association charged with representing the major studios, broadcast television networks, and certain basic cable and pay television services in labor negotiations and related matters in the US and Canada. Ryan began his career with a global litigation firm. Over the course of his career, Ryan has represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual artists and entrepreneurs in matters spanning from bet-the-company litigation to more routine litigation and negotiations.
- Selected to the Southern California Rising Stars list (2021, 2022, 2023)
- Member, Association of Business Trial Lawyers Los Angeles
- Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Panelist, “The Shifting Sands of Offensive Trademarks,” World Intellectual Property Review Panel Discussion (22 July 2021)
- Speaker, “Trial Strategies in U.S. Trademark Litigation,” WIPR Trademarks Live (9 June 2021)