Ryan Merker

Ryan Merker



Ryan helps clients successfully navigate and resolve complex litigation through effective communication and attentive service.

Ryan is an associate in Dorsey’s Trial Group. His practice covers all phases of litigation, including factual and legal research, e-discovery issues, motion practice, and deposition and trial preparation.

Before joining Dorsey, Ryan served as a judicial intern at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and a legal intern at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Minnesota.

Education & Admissions

Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Juris Doctor, 2018), summa cum laude; First Rank in Class; Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing; CALI Awards for Excellence

Macalester College (B.A., Psychology, 2015), Dean’s List; Davis United World College (UWC) Scholar


  • Minnesota
  • California


  • English & Vietnamese


  • Judicial Extern, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz, 2017-2017

Industries & Practices

  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Appellate
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities & Financial Services Litigation & Enforcement

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Serving as Strategic Counsel to United World College (UWC) National Committee in Vietnam


North Star Lawyer

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer, 2018
Ryan Merker