Ryan Schultz

Ryan Schultz
Vice President, Business Development

Ryan is a US lawyer with significant experience helping clients litigate claims across the United States and the world.  As VP, Business Development, he works with claimants and leading lawyers around the world to identify opportunities for investment.  Clients and lawyers look to Ryan’s extensive expertise in evaluating cases in combination with his proven track record handling cases through jury trial and appeals in determining which opportunities have significant value.

Prior to joining Woodsford, Ryan was a Partner in the Intellectual Property & Technology Group at Robins Kaplan, LLP, a preeminent trial law firm in the US.  Ryan represented plaintiff and defendant clients across a wide variety of technologies in various IP matters, including semiconductor, standard essential technology, medical device, mechanical, software, pharmaceuticals, and wireless protocols.  Ryan helped clients monetize their IP assets in the US and around the world to provide maximize value.  In addition to handling numerous patent matters, Ryan handled other intellectual property cases involving copyright, trademark, misappropriation of trade secrets, and breach of license.  Ryan also litigated other commercial matters, such as breach of contract, bankruptcy, and tort claims.

Ryan obtained two B.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota: Biochemistry and Genetics.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Cincinnati, where he was on Law Review and was an extern for the Hon. S. Arthur Spiegel of the Southern District of Ohio.

Email Ryan or telephone +1 215-450-6497

Testimonials

“I would strongly recommend Woodsford – the team is made up of very experienced litigators who have practised at top firms who understand the cases and the strategy behind them, and they are always on hand and responsive as needed if we want their input.”

Ben Summerfield,
Partner, Reed Smith (London)

Testimonials

“We have had the privilege of working with Woodsford over many years. We have seen first-hand the resources and the resolve they bring to the equation which, when combined with a strong claim, a determined client, and a formidable legal team, can make the difference between justice delivered or denied.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

Testimonials

“The entire working relationship and experience has been not only a pleasure from the outset but also a master class in professionalism.”

Damian James
Partner, Collas Crill (Jersey)

Testimonials

“Clients and counsel want funders with established track records of funding cases through to completion; ample resources to handle the expense of litigation; the fortitude to weather the uncertainties that are an inevitable feature of litigation; the ability to make funding decisions without inordinate delay; and the ability to offer sound advice along the way, while still respecting the autonomy of the client and the ethical duties of the lawyer to his or her client.”

Eric L. Lewis, Senior partner
Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss (New York)

Meet the team

Our People

Our team offers a unique blend of legal and financial expertise. We use our own in-house legal capability and deploy our own funds, rather than relying on external advice or capital.

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Association of Litigation Funders

Association of Litigation Funders

Woodsford is a founder member of the Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales (ALF), the body dedicated to promoting best practice in the litigation funding industry and campaigning to improve the uses and applications of litigation funding.

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Downloads

Keep ahead of the latest thinking in litigation and arbitration funding with our series of papers and comment pieces, as well as brochures, product sheets and case studies which can be downloaded as PDFs.

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