Ryan Farnsworth

Attorney, Data Analytics and Investigations

Ryan Farnsworth is a DA&I attorney on the firm's WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions team, focused on substantive and strategic areas of discovery for Litigation/Controversy matters.


Mr. Farnsworth focuses his practice on issues of e-discovery. Specifically, he works with other attorneys, litigation technology project managers, and paralegals on teams that manage electronic and other documents in large cases and investigations. Attorneys on these teams take a leadership role in the document control process, systematically tracking documents from preservation to collection and through review and production. They work with e-discovery vendors and their review and analytical tools; review documents; train and oversee other firm and contract attorneys who review documents; and partner with project managers to perform production quality control.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Farnsworth was a Pharmaceutical and Medical Device staff attorney at Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP in Washington DC. He has also volunteered as a pro bono attorney at the Children’s Law Center DC, Kids in Need of Defense, and the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. In 2006, Mr. Farnsworth held a New England Law Honors Judicial Clerkship for the Honorable Charles T. Spurlock of the Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Massachusetts.

Professional Memberships 

Mr. Farnsworth is qualified as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a member of this association.  He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Bar Association of the District of Columbia. 

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  • Education

    • eDiscovery Technology Professional Certificate, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2019

    • JD, New England School of Law, 2007

      cum laude
    • BS, Philosophy and Sports Management, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2003

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Massachusetts

    • New York



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