Ryan Lawrence

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.
Ryan Lawrence
Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Appellate view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2017

Education: University of Minnesota Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

Anthony Ostlund Louwagie Dressen & Boylan P.A.

3600 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-349-6969 Email: Ryan Lawrence Visit website


Ryan Lawrence is a commercial litigator whose practice involves a broad range of business disputes. Ryan represents clients across multiple economic sectors, including healthcare, technology, energy, entertainment, transportation and logistics, and real estate. His practice includes breach of contract, employment, trade secret, consumer and securities fraud, and shareholder matters, among others. 

Ryan graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and was named to the Order of the Coif. He was also a member of the Minnesota Law Review. Before joining Anthony Ostlund, Ryan practiced at the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Defense, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment Litigation: Defense

First Admitted: 2015, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://anthonyostlund.com/attorney/ryan-m-lawrence/

Educational Background:
  • B.A. Political Science, University of California - Berkeley, 2009
  • In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.): Represented the debtors in bankruptcy litigation in which unsecured creditors asserted breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting, fraudulent transfer, and equitable subordination claims totaling over $2 billion. After a 15-day trial, the court denied the creditors’ motions to pursue the claims in their entirety. Prevailed in securing plan confirmation after a three-week confirmation trial., 2016
  • Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. v. Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley, S.C., et al. (Winnebago Cnty., Wis.): Represented national diagnostic imaging company in connection with enforcing restrictive covenants contained in its agreements with radiology practice group. Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction and a settlement shortly before trial., 2020
  • Uniform Color Co. v. RTP Co. et al. (Ottawa Cnty., Mich.): Defended thermoplastic manufacturer in trade secret case arising from the hiring of Plaintiff's former employee. Confidentially settled before trial., 2019
  • Richard Smith v. Asset Marketing Services, LLC et al. (Dakota Cnty., Minn.): Represented plaintiff alleging common law and consumer fraud arising from the purchase and sale of over $4 million in numismatic (collectible) coins as investments. Confidentially settled shortly before trial., 2021
  • ACOVA, Inc. and Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC v. Fifth Third Bank (D. Minn.): Represented plaintiff in seeking to hold its bank liable under Article 4 of the UCC for the improper transfer of over $39 million sent through foreign currency wire transfers as part of a fraudulent scheme targeting plaintiff. After the claims survived summary judgment, the matter was confidentially settled before trial., 2019
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Assist Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program applicants with applications and renewals. , 2017
  • Chicago Legal Clinic: Provide legal services for low-income clients in connection with Illinois Public Interest Legal Internship program. , 2015
Representative Clients:
  • BP p.l.c. - Represented BP in connection with litigation arising from Deepwater Horizon oil spill, including multidistrict litigation for plaintiffs who opted out of class action settlement., 2017
  • Kenco Group, Inc.: Represent national third party logistics company in connection with shareholder litigation., 2021
  • AT Venture Sales, LLC: Represent sales representative in connection with litigation with clients over contract disputes., 2021
  • ACOVA, Inc.: Representation in connection with seeking return of fraudulently transferred funds. , 2019
  • Sabine Oil & Gas Corp.: Represented oil producer in connection with bankruptcy litigation., 2016
  • RTP Co.: Represented thermoplastics manufacturer in connection with alleged theft of trade secrets. , 2019
  • Clearwater Analytics: Represented software company in connection with alleged theft of trade secrets., 2017
  • RAYUS Radiology (formerly Center for Diagnostic Imaging): Represent national diagnostic imaging company in connection with litigation with current and former business partners., 2021
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Association - Represented BCBSA in connection with class action litigation arising from data breaches at Anthem and Excellus. , 2017
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Federal Bar Association, 2021
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2021
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Healthcare
  • Real Estate.
  • Technology
  • Transportation And Logistics

Office location for Ryan Lawrence

3600 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022 - 2023

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