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Ryan Buschell’s practice covers a broad range of civil litigation and arbitration matters—from general commercial disputes to trade secret misappropriation and antitrust actions—with a focus on securing insurance coverage for policyholders. In insurance coverage matters, Mr. Buschell exclusively represents policyholders, and has been involved in the cumulative recovery of over one hundred million dollars arising from breach of fiduciary duty, bodily injury, trade secret misappropriation, property damage, and antitrust claims.

Mr. Buschell also serves on the Board of Editors of the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal.

Insurance Coverage

  • Representing luxury homebuilder in in London arbitration proceedings involving disputes with insurers over water intrusion claims by homeowners.
  • Represented sovereign wealth fund seeking tens of millions of dollars in coverage for losses from fire at a warehouse distribution facility. Secured early summary judgment ruling in favor of policyholder.
  • Represented international marketer and distributor of agricultural products in fee arbitration under California Civil Code Section 2860.
  • Represented international shipping company seeking millions of dollars under decades-old workers compensation policies. Secured early summary judgment ruling in favor of coverage prior to discovery.
  • Represented major healthcare organization seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage under its professional liability policies for damages arising from defense costs and settlement of nationwide class action.

Complex Commercial Litigation and Antitrust Litigation

  • Representing an international marketer and distributor of agricultural products in multi-district class action and commercial litigation involving allegations of fraud, misrepresentation, and RICO conspiracy.
  • Represented major corporation in litigation against insurance agent for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and professional negligence in procuring insurance policies.
  • Represented Philippine Airlines in putative class action alleging price-fixing of transpacific passenger fares and fuel surcharges. 


Pro Bono

  • Represented Greater Birmingham Ministries and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Voting Rights Act challenge to Alabama’s Photo ID law. 
  • Represented condemned inmate in a civil rights action alleging excessive force, deliberate indifference, and racial discrimination against San Quentin custody and medical staff. 
  • Represented California city in challenge to U.S. Postal Service policy that excluded some low-income housing from centralized mail delivery. 
  • Filed amicus curiae brief advocating the constitutionality of California’s “may issue” concealed carry permitting system.