Ryan Caughey has consistently been recognized as one of America’s leading litigators. He was named as one of a small handful of nationwide Plaintiff’s Trailblazers by the National Law Journal and was honored as one of 50 Texas Trailblazers by the Texas Lawyer (ALM 2020). He was named by Best Lawyers in America as one of the nation’s top commercial litigators; he has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation as among the country’s top litigators under the age of 40 from 2018 – 2021; he was named by Lawdragon as one of the 500 leading Plaintiff’s Financial Lawyers (2020, 2021, 2022); and he has perennially been recognized as among the top 2.5% of Texas lawyers under the age of 40.
Ryan’s results speak for themselves. He has won multimillion-dollar jury verdicts in federal and state courts, and in total, he has recovered more than $700 million for his clients. On the defense side, Ryan has represented clients defending against billions of dollars of claims. Ryan’s wins have been reported in The Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, Texas Lawyer, Law360, and other leading publications.
Ryan’s expertise is wide-ranging. While Ryan regularly represents some of the world’s largest companies—such as Chevron and Walmart—he also has won courtroom victories and valuable settlements for small businesses and individuals. Ryan typically represents his clients on a flat fee, contingency fee, or other alternative fee arrangement.
Ryan has particular experience in the areas of antitrust and competition, technology and trade secrets, construction, oil and gas, environmental, and business and partnership disputes. Ryan also handles federal and state appeals.
Ryan joined Susman Godfrey after starting his career at Gibson Dunn in Washington, D.C. and clerking for the Honorable Timothy Tymkovich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.