People: Ryan Pinkston, Associate

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Ryan Pinkston

Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1013
Fax: (415) 397-8549
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Mr. Pinkston is a senior litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has significant experience litigating a variety of subject matters, including corporate reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, director and officer liability, mass torts, insurance coverage disputes, contracts, secured transactions, fraudulent transfer and asset recovery, health care and pension plan fraud, and civil rights.  In addition to his trial court practice, Mr. Pinkston has successfully handled numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts.  Among other representations, Mr. Pinkston serves as counsel for secured lenders, insurance companies, national banks, trade creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, boards of directors, purchasers of distressed assets, and welfare benefit plans.

Mr. Pinkston was recognized as a member of Seyfarth Shaw's 2010 Pro Bono Team of the Year and as runner-up for 2010 Pro Bono Associate of the Year.

Mr. Pinkston is a senior litigation associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. He has significant experience litigating a variety of subject matters, including corporate reorganizations and liquidations, receiverships, director and officer liability, mass torts, insurance coverage disputes, contracts, secured transactions, fraudulent transfer and asset recovery, health care and pension plan fraud, and civil rights.  In addition to his trial court practice, Mr. Pinkston has successfully handled numerous appeals before state and federal appellate courts.  Among other representations, Mr. Pinkston serves as counsel for secured lenders, insurance companies, national banks, trade creditors, chapter 7 and chapter 11 trustees, boards of directors, purchasers of distressed assets, and welfare benefit plans.

Mr. Pinkston was recognized as a member of Seyfarth Shaw's 2010 Pro Bono Team of the Year and as runner-up for 2010 Pro Bono Associate of the Year.

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 the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District 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 in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016