Ryan Murguía


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Ryan Murguía represents individual and corporate clients in a variety of matters with a focus on white collar defense, federal investigations, and complex commercial litigation, including class actions, coordinated proceedings, and multi-jurisdictional litigation. Ryan has prepared witnesses for testimony before the US Securities and Exchange Commission, defended clients in criminal matters involving health care fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering, and represented pro bono clients in asylum proceedings. Ryan’s extensive and diverse experience allows him to maximize his clients’ interests.

Prior to joining O'Melveny, Ryan was a federal prosecutor with the US Department of Justice where he handled criminal cases involving human trafficking, bias-motivated hate crimes, and law enforcement misconduct. At the Department of Justice, Ryan argued motions, conducted numerous grand jury investigations, and successfully prosecuted cases in federal courts in Texas, Tennessee, Virginia and Nevada. He worked closely with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and other federal and state agencies. He also previously served as a law clerk to Judge S. James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California.

Corporate & Government Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section, US Department of Justice


  • Spanish

Honors & Awards

  • US Department of Justice Attorney General’s Honors Program
  • US Department of Justice, Special Achievement Award
  • Hispanic National Bar Foundation Scholar


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • US Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


  • Northwestern University School of Law, JD, Senior Articles Editor, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology
  • Yale University, BA, with Distinction

Professional Activities


  • Hon. S. James Otero, US District Court, Central District of California


  • Hon. Amy J. St. Eve, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • US Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois


  • Mexican American Bar Association, Board of Trustees
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member