P. Ryan Burningham
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Yale Law School, J.D.

Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Brigham Young University, B.A.


Judicial Clerkship

Law Clerk to the Honorable Jill N. Parrish, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah

P. Ryan Burningham

Mr. Burningham’s high-stakes legal practice spans a variety of commercial litigation matters in federal and state courts across the country. Mr. Burningham has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants, scoring legal victories for industry-leading corporations and hometown labor unions alike.

Some of Mr. Burningham’s most recent cases include:

  • Representing the nation’s largest retailer, Walmart, in a business dispute, Walmart Inc. v. Synchrony Bank, in the Western District of Arkansas. The case settled favorably in 2019.
  • Representing NetFuel Inc. in a complex patent-infringement matter, NetFuel v. Cisco, in the Northern District of California. The case is ongoing.
  • In an antitrust lawsuit, Northshore Sheet Metal Inc. v. Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local 66, in the Western District of Washington, Mr. Burningham helped defend a local labor union by spearheading discovery efforts. Though the case had been pending nearly four years, the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed the case after only six months of involvement by Susman Godfrey.

Mr. Burningham received his law degree from Yale Law School and is now on the steering committee for Yale Seattle, a local alumni and professional networking group. He devoted his 3L year mornings to teaching a high school class on the subject of constitutional law through the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project. He also volunteered as an instructor in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program in Beijing.

Before law school, Mr. Burningham worked in Brownsville, Brooklyn, as a middle-school history teacher. He completed his undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University, where he earned a B.A. in Chinese, with honors.  He also received a M.A. in teaching, with honors, from the Relay Graduate School of Education in New York City.

Professional Associations and Memberships

U.S.  District Court for the Western District of Washington