For over a decade, Ryan Hudson has litigated with or against many of the nation’s top litigation law firms in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the United States. He has first-chair federal jury trial and appellate experience, and he focuses on class actions and complex litigation.
At Sharp Law, Ryan has taken a primary role in several class actions focusing on claims for violations of antitrust, consumer protection, civil RICO, and the underpayment of royalties to natural gas lease owners. He was appointed as Liaison Counsel for the Plaintiffs in several lawsuits involving fraud and antitrust violations involving the EpiPen (In re: EpiPen Marketing, Sales Practices and Antitrust Litigation, 17-md-02785).
Ryan also has taken a lead role in drafting and pursuing a wave of cases against the U.S. Olympic Committee and its National Governing Bodies (including USA Taekwondo) involving federal claims for forced labor and commercial sex trafficking under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) and 18 U.S.C. § 2255.
Following law school, Ryan served as a federal law clerk in Kansas City for then-Chief Judge John W. Lungstrum of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas. For several years he then worked in Dallas at two of the top international law firms in Texas. After moving back to Kansas City, Ryan was an associate and then a partner at a prominent Kansas City litigation boutique law firm.