Ryan Landis makes it a priority in his practice to provide value to clients by strategically evaluating each client’s case-specific goals while considering all aspects for the proliferation of the client’s business objectives. His diverse background working for governmental entities, public interest groups and private corporations enables him to provide well-balanced perspectives for strategic decisions in product liability and toxic tort litigation and regulatory compliance.
Ryan’s practice involves the defense of corporations in environmental and toxic tort matters including chemical discharge, asbestos/toxic exposure, product liability and premises claims. His practice also includes federal and state environmental counseling and litigation with an emphasis on petrochemical and agricultural product regulations, hazardous waste and groundwater contamination (including alleged hexavalent chromium discharges), environmental auditing, air quality management (including AB 32/greenhouse gas consulting), and hazardous waste cleanup. His prior work includes consulting on property Phase I and Phase 2 assessments and any necessary remediation for commercial, industrial or mixed-use properties (including former manufacturing facilities, schools and metal recycling complexes). Ryan also regularly counsels clients regarding compliance with various federal, state, local and international environmental laws and regulations (RCRA, Clean Water Act, CERCLA) and defends those clients in litigation both in Federal and State Court. Ryan’s practice includes an emphasis on Proposition 65 consulting and litigation defense as well. His extensive experience in all aspects of litigation provides critical value for cases headed for trial and he has served as trial counsel for a number of toxic tort matters throughout California.
Ryan has defended companies in litigation matters related to California's Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65) and Unfair Competition Law (17200) for more than 10 years. He also advises companies on Prop 65 compliance and regulatory changes. His Prop 65 clients have ranged from large retailers to vendors and manufacturers, in industries including: sports and fitness products; food and dietary supplements, automotive materials; safety and home/business protection products; cleaning product manufacturers; personal care and cosmetic products; transportation companies; and home-care appliance products. He has defended Prop 65 actions and advised clients in matters regarding listed chemicals including lead, crystalline silica, acrylamide, phthalates (BBP, DEHP, DINP), mercury, 1,3-Dichloropropene, and Diethanolamine.
Early in his career, Ryan worked for the Attorney General’s Office in the state of Alaska, where he focused on such matters as statutory enforcement and compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations, wastewater treatment system monitoring, Mine Closure Remediation, statutory “permitted use” allocations for the fishery industry, and government sovereign immunity cases. He also worked for the Department of Defense: Office of General Counsel on matters ranging from federal Superfund claims to federal agency authority designation, and Issues related to a variety of environmental statutes including: CEQA, RCRA, CERCLA, Clean Water Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, National Historic Preservation Act, and the Magnuson-Stevens Act.