Professional Details

Ryan W. Light


Ryan Light is an Associate attorney in the Century City office of Theodora Oringher PC. Ryan’s practice encompasses a broad range of business and commercial litigation, including unfair competition, false advertising, product liability, contract disputes, fraud, and other business torts. Ryan has represented clients in retail, manufacturing, energy, and technology in all stages of litigation, in both state and federal court as well as in arbitration. In addition, Ryan has significant experience defending against class actions.

Ryan graduated from UCLA School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Ryan served as a Managing Editor of the UCLA Law Review, a judicial extern for the Honorable R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a research assistant for Dean (then-professor) Jennifer Mnookin, and a legal research and writing advisor for first-year law students. Ryan graduated from Duke University with a BS in biology and a minor in psychology.

Prior to joining Theodora Oringher, Ryan was an associate at Arnold & Porter. 

Representative Matters

  • Represented retailers and manufacturers in multiple class actions alleging false advertising claims.
  • Represented manufacturer in class action alleging product liability claims and in related construction defect action.
  • Represented major energy company in multiple actions by municipalities alleging tort claims related to climate change.
  • Represented major energy company in multiple mass actions related to various franchise disputes.
  • Represented waste collection company in arbitration related to contract dispute.
  • Represented partners of real estate firm in litigation related to division of partnership assets and enforcement of prior arbitration award.
  • Represented major technology company in multiple trade secret misappropriation actions. 
  • Represented non-profit in a multi-million dollar appeal related to funding for low- and moderate-income housing