Ryan A. Walton

Staff Attorney

Houston
T +1.713.646.1378
F +1.713.751.1717

Overview

The tenacity and drive that fueled Ryan Walton’s accomplishments as an investment banker are now instrumental in propelling his commercial and complex litigation practice. His current practice and experience includes the handling of wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases stemming from product defects and matters involving heavy construction equipment and automobiles. He assists clients regarding methods to limit the scope and cost of litigation, including early case assessment, deposition and interrogatory preparation, and providing defensible privilege logs. Ryan also has experience representing clients with large scale matters and responding to civil investigative demands and second requests for information from the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, the New York Attorney General’s office and other governmental agencies.

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Product Liability
  • Represented one of the world’s largest automobile suppliers in product liability cases involving issues of contract, warranty and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • Represented an American Fortune 100 corporation, which markets and sells heavy construction machinery, in a variety product liability and contract disputes.
Commercial Litigation
  • Acts as local counsel defending insurance carriers in hundreds of National Flood Insurance Act and Standard Flood Insurance Policy disputes in state and federal courts.
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Experience

Product Liability
  • Represented one of the world’s largest automobile suppliers in product liability cases involving issues of contract, warranty and Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • Represented an American Fortune 100 corporation, which markets and sells heavy construction machinery, in a variety product liability and contract disputes.
Commercial Litigation
  • Acts as local counsel defending insurance carriers in hundreds of National Flood Insurance Act and Standard Flood Insurance Policy disputes in state and federal courts.
  • Member of team representing Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC, in connection with BakerHostetler’s role as court-appointed counsel.
  • Member of the team that represented one of the country’s leading financial institutions in a mortgage dispute with the United States Department of Justice and the New York attorney general’s office, ultimately minimizing damages.
  • Member of the team that successfully represented a well-known European aircraft manufacturer in an antitrust matter.
  • Worked on large-scale matters and a variety of enforcement actions, including tobacco litigation, internal investigations, mergers and acquisitions, and product and liability disputes.
  • Directly managed technology-assisted reviews within e-Discovery practice area.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association

Community

  • Habitat for Humanity: Volunteer (2012 to 2013)

Pro Bono

  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers
  • Veteran's Clinic
  • Legal Lines

Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 2007; Southern Regional Black Law Students Association: Attorney General, Parliamentarian; Thomas Moore Inn of Court; Loyola University New Orleans Black Law Students Association: Vice President
  • B.S., Florida A&M University, 1999, cum laude

Blog

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Discovery Advocate
E-Discovery and Cryptocurrencies – What you need to know
By Nkosi D. Shields, Ryan A. Walton
February 8, 2018
Does bitcoin keep appearing in your news feed? As cryptocurrencies become adopted and accepted by mainstream vendors and consumers, it’s a good idea for attorneys to think about the potential litigation and eDiscovery challenges ahead...
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Discovery Advocate
Why Aren't You Using FRE 502(d)
By Nkosi D. Shields, Ryan A. Walton
December 18, 2017
In 2008, Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) was signed and enacted into law by Congress to minimize the cost of civil litigation, particularly in matters with large volumes of ESI. The intent of the rule is to allow parties to produce large...
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