Megan E. Ryan


Megan 2015-0610-101327

Megan Ryan joined Goldstein, Borgen, Dardarian & Ho in August 2014.  Prior to joining GBDH, Megan worked as a Supervising Attorney and U.C. Berkeley Law School Lecturer for the East Bay Community Law Center, Neighborhood Justice Clinic in Berkeley, California.  During her tenure at the EBCLC, Megan directed the consumer protection practice and supervised the general legal service clinic.  Before that, she worked as an extern for the Honorable Claudia Wilken, U.S.D.C., Northern District of California and as an employment law intern at La Raza Centro Legal in San Francisco, California.  Prior to that, Megan worked at the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office as a law clerk in the Consumer and Environmental Protection Division.  She also worked for many years at the alternative dispute resolution organization Partners for Democratic Change holding a variety of different positions, including Director of Operations.  Megan is fluent in Spanish.

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  • J.D., University of San Francisco School of Law, 2008
  • M.A., Development Studies, Brown University, 2000
  • B.A., International Relations, Brown University, 2000

Bar and Court Admissions

  • State Bar of California, 2009

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Disability Rights Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Volunteer Attorney, East Bay Community Law Center

Prior Employment

  • East Bay Community Law Center, Neighborhood Justice Clinic, Berkeley, CA, 2009-2014
  • Extern, The Honorable Claudia Wilken, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, Oakland, CA, 2008
  • Intern, La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Summer Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Law Clerk, Alameda County District Attorney's Office, Oakland, CA, 2007
  • Partners for Democratic Change, San Francisco, CA, 2000-2007

Representative Publications

  • Ethical Issues in Developing a Class or Collective Case” (with William Jhaveri-Weeks), Plaintiff Magazine (Jan. 2016)

  • United States Agency for International Development: “Anti-Corruption and Transparency Coalitions: Lessons from Peru, Paraguay, El Salvador, and Bolivia

  • Hastings Women’s Law Journal: “A World View for the Next Generation of American Feminists: Lessons Learned from the United Nations Fourth World Conference at Beijing” Vol. 8, No. 2 (Fall 1997) University of California, Hastings College of the Law