Ryan Farnsworth

Staff Attorney

Farnsworth, Ryan

Ryan Farnsworth is a staff attorney in the firm's WilmerHale DiscoverySolutions Department, 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.

Publications & News


August 18, 2014

USDA Poultry Regulations To Undergo Major Overhaul

An article co-authored by Ryan Farnsworth, published by Law360 on August 18, 2014.


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JD, cum laude, New England School of Law, 2007

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

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia


New York

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