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Ryan Yeh

Ryan Yeh’s practice focuses on high-stakes civil litigation involving complex financial and economic issues.  Mr. Yeh has litigated at every level of the U.S. judicial system, from bankruptcy and trial courts to the United States Supreme Court. 

Mr. Yeh is a knowledgeable advocate in bankruptcy and distressed debt litigation.  He is skilled at reviewing multi-party contracts and debt documents, deciphering intricate financial transactions, and working with expert witnesses. Mr. Yeh’s clients include foreign and U.S. corporations, hedge funds and asset managers, and bankruptcy litigation trustees. 

Before joining MoloLamken, Mr. Yeh clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, an expert on bankruptcy and restructuring law.  Mr. Yeh was previously an associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he worked on a variety of insolvency-related transactions and litigation, and advised large financial institutions on their investments in distressed businesses.  Mr. Yeh also worked as an analyst at Cornerstone Research, where he supported expert witnesses providing economic, financial, and statistical analysis. 

Mr. Yeh is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker.

Representative Matters

  • A cosmetics company, in inter-creditor disputes involving billions of dollars in pre-bankruptcy debt transactions
  • A post-confirmation litigation trustee, to enforce a bankruptcy court judgment against the debtor’s private equity sponsor
  • An ad hoc group of lenders seeking recovery for fraudulent misrepresentations made by bankrupt business communications company
  • Special board committee for leading social media company in conducting investigation into breach of fiduciary duty allegations stemming from activist investor settlement
  • A hedge fund, as the largest creditor of a bankrupt retailer, in disputes involving the confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan
  • A debtor-in-possession (DIP) lender in the bankruptcy of a U.S. solar panels manufacturer
  • The trading desk of a major financial institution in transactions involving distressed and post-reorganization securities
  • The lessor of precious metals to a distressed fiberglass manufacturer in restructuring proceedings in Latvia and the United States
  • Pro bono plaintiffs seeking enforcement of a settlement agreement in a lawsuit challenging conversion therapy as a fraudulent and unconscionable business practice


  • Law clerk to the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


Yale Law School, J.D.

Editor-in-Chief, Yale Journal on Regulation

San Francisco Affirmative Litigation Program Clinic 

Cornell University, B.A., magna cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 
  • United States Supreme Court
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