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Ryan Pinkston

Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1013
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Mr. Pinkston is an experienced, pragmatic litigator in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office.  He has successfully counseled and represented clients in complex, high-stakes disputes across the country in federal and state court litigation, appellate proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations.  Mr. Pinkston has handled disputes involving a variety of subject matters, including bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, director and officer liability, complex fraud and business torts, commercial litigation, and health care and pension plan fraud.  Mr. Pinkston’s clients include financial institutions and investors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees, boards of directors, government contractors, manufacturers, insurance companies, ERISA benefits plans, and a variety of other public and private business entities, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Mr. Pinkston is an experienced, pragmatic litigator in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s San Francisco office.  He has successfully counseled and represented clients in complex, high-stakes disputes across the country in federal and state court litigation, appellate proceedings, arbitrations, and mediations.  Mr. Pinkston has handled disputes involving a variety of subject matters, including bankruptcy litigation, corporate reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, director and officer liability, complex fraud and business torts, commercial litigation, and health care and pension plan fraud.  Mr. Pinkston’s clients include financial institutions and investors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees, boards of directors, government contractors, manufacturers, insurance companies, ERISA benefits plans, and a variety of other public and private business entities, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

Education

  • J.D., Indiana University - Bloomington (2008)
    magna cum laude
    Articles Editor, Federal Communications Law Journal
    Order of the Coif
    Dean’s List (2005-2008)
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis (2005)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • California

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of Illinois

The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and no certificate, award or recognition is a requirement to practice law in Illinois.

Affiliations

  • American Cancer Society of Illinois, Associate Board of Ambassadors
  • Chicago Bar Association

Presentations

  • “The “Unfinished Business” of Failed Law Firms: Pending Client Matters and Potential Fraudulent Transfers,” Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Bankruptcy Committee Meeting (October 2, 2012)
  • Co-presenter, “Practice Pointers in Preference Litigation," Chicago Bar Association (April 5, 2011)

Publications

Accolades

  • Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Mr. Pinkston as an Illinois Rising Star from 2013 through 2018