Ryan Stoll concentrates in complex litigation, internal investigations, complex torts defense, white collar criminal defense, and U.S. and international arbitration.


Mr. Stoll has extensive trial and appellate experience and previously served in the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, where he handled a wide variety of cases, including complex racketeering, public corruption and fraud prosecutions.

Mr. Stoll has been involved in a number of significant civil litigation matters, including federal multidistrict proceedings and other complex state and federal litigations. He successfully argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of Wisconsin Energy Corporation for reinstatement of regulatory permits authorizing construction of a $2.15 billion power plant. Mr. Stoll also successfully represented Wisconsin Electric Power Company in appellate proceedings obtaining the reversal of a $100 million punitive damage award. He represented DeVry, Inc. in the dismissal of a False Claims Act case and has represented clients in connection with investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Additionally, Mr. Stoll has represented defendants in various multidistrict proceedings and successfully defended corporate clients in a variety of other class action and mass tort proceedings.

Mr. Stoll also has successfully represented clients in both U.S. and international arbitration proceedings. He successfully represented WePower, LLC in an arbitration relating to the construction of a coal-fired power plant, and successfully represented the Jim Pattison Group in a post-acquisition arbitration.

Mr. Stoll also has counseled and represented individuals and corporate clients with respect to various criminal matters and grand jury proceedings. He successfully represented Scott Jensen, former speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, in the appellate reversal of Mr. Jensen’s conviction for felony misconduct in public office.

While an assistant U.S. attorney, he twice received the Director’s Award for Superior Performance and also was awarded the Chicago Chamber of Commerce’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Mr. Stoll has consistently been named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America.



  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1990 (Editor, Harvard Law Review)
  • M.A., Stanford University, 1987
  • B.A., Stanford University, 1987 (Phi Beta Kappa; "Block S")


  • Illinois
  • U.S.C.A. Seventh Circuit

Government Service

  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois (1995-1999)


  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law (1998-2000)
  • Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago Law School (1998-2002)
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Jerome Farris, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1990-1991)

R. Ryan Stoll

Partner, Litigation; Mass Torts, Insurance and Consumer Litigation; Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime