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Ryan P. Newell - Partner

Ryan P. Newell


1201 North Market Street, 20th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801
Ryan P. Newell - Partner
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Ryan P. Newell


1201 North Market Street, 20th Floor
Wilmington, DE 19801

Ryan Newell represents clients who are faced with a variety of business law issues, both in and out of litigation.

In litigation, Ryan has represented parties in corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Supreme Court, and the District of Delaware. He has also represented parties as Delaware counsel in intellectual property litigation in the District of Delaware.

While the bulk of his practice is focused on these types of commercial litigations, Ryan has experience representing government entities and parties in trust litigations. In particular, Ryan was part of a team that successfully defended the State of Delaware before the United States Supreme Court in an original jurisdiction action brought by New Jersey that challenged Delaware’s sovereignty over the Delaware River within its historic Twelve Mile Circle.

Outside of litigation, Ryan advises companies and their principals in matters concerning Delaware corporate governance and other Delaware commercial law issues. He is also a Delaware Superior Court certified mediator and has been appointed by the Court of Chancery and Superior Court as a Special Master and an assistant to a Special Master. Ryan has also completed The Sedona Conference's eDiscovery Negotiation Training program, which is an invitation only program.

Ryan is ranked among Delaware’s leading Chancery practitioners according to Chambers USA: Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Sources praise Ryan for his "productive and cordial demeanor.”  Chambers USA also identifies Ryan in its list of intellectual property practitioners.  In addition to Chambers USA, Ryan has been honored by Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America and he has been voted by his peers as one of the state’s Top Lawyers as identified in Delaware Today magazine. Ryan has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review certification, which is Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for lawyers.

Ryan was elected as a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society for trial attorneys and he is a part of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.  The Fellows compromise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty and legal scholars whose careers demonstrate an outstanding dedication to the legal profession. In 2010, Ryan received the Delaware State Bar Association’s New Lawyers Distinguished Service Award.

Ryan attended the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University on a Dean’s Scholarship. He was the Casenote Editor for the Penn State Law Review and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kevin A. Hess in the Cumberland County (Pennsylvania) Court of Common Pleas. As an undergraduate, Ryan graduated from the University of Notre Dame and its nationally acclaimed Mendoza College of Business. He is the president of the Notre Dame Club of Delaware.

Representative Cases

Delaware Business, Commercial and Corporate Litigation
AVIC Int’l USA Inc. v. Tang Energy Group Ltd., C.A. No. 11182-VCN
Stanton, et al. v. Organic Energy Corp., et al., C.A. No. 10945-VCL
FdG Logistics LLC v. A&R Logistics Holdings Inc., C.A. No. 9706-CB
In re Kinder Morgan Energy Partners L.P. Capex Litig., C.A. No. 9318-VCL
Policemen’s Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago Illinois, et al. v. DV Realty Advisors LLC, C.A. No. 7204-VCN
In re Morton’s Rest. Group Inc. S’holders Litig., C.A. No. 7122-CS
Plymouth County Ret. Ass’n v. Brookfield Asset Mgmt. Inc., et al., C.A. No. 6062-VCP
Great-West Investors LP v. Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., C.A. No. 5508-VCN
Rohm and Haas Co. v. Dow Chem., C.A. No. 4309-CC
Bentley Sys., Inc., et al. v. Cobalt BSI Holding, LLC, et al., C.A. No. 4294-VCS
GE Funding Holdings, Inc. v. FGIC Corp., C.A. No. 4012-VCG
In re: Citigroup Inc. S’holder Derivative Litig., C.A. No. 3338-CC
In re: Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc., C.A. No. 2776-CC
Forsythe, et al. v. ESC Fund Mgmt. Co. (U.S.), Inc., et al., C.A. No. 1091-VCL
American Int’l Group Inc. Consol. Derivative Litig., C.A. No. 769
Wilmington Trust, Nat’l Ass’n v. Soundview Elite Ltd., et al., C.A. No. N13C-06-156 EMD CCLD
Shred-it Int’l, Inc., et al. v. ELOF Hansson USA Inc., C.A. No. N12C-06-087 JRJ CCLD
Bentley Sys., Inc. v. Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corp., N12C-06-088 JRS CCLD
Huffington v. TC Group, LLC, et al., C.A. No. N11C-01-030 JRJ CCLD
Charge Injection Techs. Inc. v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., C.A. No. 07C-12-134 JRJ
MJMM, Inc. v. TranDotCom Solutions, LLC, C.A. No. 14-526-GMS

Intellectual Property Litigation
Adaptive Headlamp Techs., Inc. v. General Motors, LLC, C.A. 15-781-GMS
Hospira, Inc. v. Amneal Pharm. LLC, C.A. No. 15-697-RGA
Nox Med. Ehf v. Natus Neurology Inc., C.A. No. 15-709-RGA
Innovative Display Techs. LLC v. General Motors LLC, C.A. No. 14-850-RGA
Koninklijke Philips N.V., et al. v. Nintendo Co., Ltd., et al, C.A. No. 14-602-GMS
Alex is the Best, LLC v. Inc., et al, C.A. No. 13-1722-RGA
Alex is the Best, LLC v. HTC Corp., et al., C.A. No. 13-1725-RGA
Andover Healthcare, Inc. v. 3M Co., C.A. No. 13-843-LPS
Forest Labs., Inc., et al. v. Sandoz Inc., C.A. No. 13-1830-SLR
In re Bendamustine Consolidated Cases, C.A. No. 13-2046-GMS
Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Nextel Operations, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 13-1634-LPS
Kissei Pharm. Co., Ltd., et al. v. Sandoz, Inc., C.A. No. 13-1092-LPS
Teijin Ltd., et al. v. Zydus Pharm. (USA) Inc., et al, C.A. No. 13-2086-SLR
Arendi S.A.R.L. v. HTC Rocp., et al., C.A. No. 12-1600-LPS
CallWave Commc’ns LLC v. T-Mobile USA Inc., et al., C.A. No. 12-1703-RGA
Comcast IP Holdings I LLC v. Sprint Commc’ns Co. LP, et al., C.A. No. 12-205-RGA
Sprint Commc’ns Co. L.P. v. Comcast Cable Commc’ns LLC, et al., C.A. No.12-1013-RGA
IpLearn, LLC v. Blackboard Inc., C.A. No. 11-876 RGA
IpLearn, LLC v. K12 Inc., C.A. No. 11-1026
IpLearn, LLC v. Oracle Corp., et al., C.A. No. 11-825 RGA
Motivation Innovations, LLC v. PetSmart Inc., C.A. No. 11-615-SLR
Microsoft Corp., et al. v. Geo Tag Inc., C.A. No. 11-175 RGA

Special Master Appointments
Partner Investments, L.P. v. Theranos Inc., C.A. No. 12816-VCL (Del. Ch.)
Barba v. Boston Scientific Corp., et al., N11C-08-050 MMJ (Del. Super. Ct.)
Mine Safety Appliances Co. v. AIU Ins. Co., C.A. N10C-07-241 MMJ (Del. Super. Ct.) (Court appointed assistant to Special Master Boyer)

Miscellaneous Litigations
State of New Jersey v. State of Delaware, 552 U.S. 597 (2008)
Nichols v. City of Rehoboth Beach, et al., C.A. No. 15-602-GMS (D. Del.) and Case No. 15-3979 (3d Cir.)
In re the New Maurice J. Moyer Acad. Inc., C.A. No. 10398-CB (Del. Ch.)Alderman, et al. v. Clean Earth, Inc., et al., Nos. 568-570, 2007 (Del.)



Speaking Engagements

  • The Scope of E-Discovery: Your Digital Footprint, International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Region II Conference (January 16, 2019)
  • The Scope of E-Discovery: Your Digital Footprint, University of Delaware - Institute for Public Administration (April 6, 2018 and March 13, 2015)
  • Best Practices in E-Discovery, Bifferato Trial Practice Forum (January 15, 2016)
  • Electronic Discovery in the Delaware Courts: What Delaware Counsel, Outside Counsel, and In-House Attorneys Need to Know (Mar. 19, 2014) with the Honorable Abigail LeGrow
  • Delaware Supreme Court Commission on Law & Technology Ethics Update (Feb. 21, 2014)
  • Ethics and E-Discovery in the Delaware Courts (October 30, 2013)
  • The Scope of E-Discovery: Your Digital Footprint (Sept. 12, 2013)
  • Best Practices in E-Discovery: Proportionality and Cooperation from Preservation to Production (Aug. 23, 2013)
  • Best Practices in E-Discovery, Delaware Supreme Court Pre-Admission Conferences (2010 – Present)
  • Recent Decisions in E-Discovery that Affect All of Us (Dec. 12, 2007)

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