Christopher Michael Ryan

Professorial Lecturer in Law


2000 H Street, NW Washington DC 20052

Christopher Ryan is a partner in the International Arbitration Group at Shearman & Sterling. He has extensive experience in international arbitration and litigation, and has represented private and governmental clients before international arbitral institutions, NAFTA Chapter 19 dispute resolution panels, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body, and U.S. federal courts. Mr. Ryan also has advised U.S. and foreign companies on various issues of public and private international law, investment and trade policy, and strategies for mitigating the risks associated with foreign investment.

Mr. Ryan regularly speaks and writes in the area of international law and dispute resolution. In addition to teaching at The George Washington University Law School, Mr. Ryan is a Lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Law, where he teaches a course on international investment law and investor-State disputes. In 2005, Mr. Ryan was a Visiting Scholar at Yale Law School, researching and writing on the area of international investment law and international commercial arbitration.

BA, Temple University; MA, Villanova University; JD, George Washington University