M. Ryan Jarnagin
Ryan Jarnagin is an Associate at Miller Law. His practice is concentrated in complex commercial, class action, and securities litigation. Mr. Jarnagin is admitted to practice in Michigan (2013), Massachusetts (2010), and the Eastern District of Michigan (2012). He has been selected as a Michigan “Rising Star” in the area of Business Litigation by Super Lawyers every year since 2013.
He has litigated on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants complicated disputes in banking, supplier pricing and products deficiencies, construction, transportation and logistics, insurance, healthcare, employment, executive compensation, and products liability. He represented an industry leading aerospace engine manufacturer in a $110 million claim against a Fortune 500 supplier concerning a pricing dispute and deficiencies in complex electronic and hydro-mechanical engine components. At arbitration, he prepared fact and expert witnesses and conducted examinations of key engineering witnesses. The matter settled after three weeks of the scheduled five week arbitration. He was on the trial team for The City of Farmington Hills Employees Retirement System v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Civil No. 10-4372 DWF/JJG (United States District Court, District of Minnesota). The case settled the weekend before trial for $62.5 million. He was also on lead counsel’s litigation team for In re American International Group Securities Litigation 2008 (S.D.N.Y.) which settled in 2014 for $970.5 million –the largest shareholder class action in history for a case lacking criminal or regulatory enforcement actions. He is currently counsel to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in In re New England Compounding Pharmacy, Inc. Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2419 (D. Mass) (nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated steroid injections). In that matter he participated in dispositive motions and conducted depositions of national defendants and experts on behalf of over 2,000 tort claimants who suffered injury or death.
Mr. Jarnagin is on the Board of Directors for the Auburn Hills Community Foundation which funds worthwhile community endeavors that are not typically supported by local government. He is a member of the 2013 Multiple Sclerosis Leadership Class for the MS Society, Michigan Chapter. In 2008, he was a Top 100 fundraiser in Michigan for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2005, he received the Outstanding Civilian Commendation Award from the Troy, MI Police Department. He is a member of the Brother Rice Warrior Bar Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and is a member of the Inns of Court.
Mr. Jarnagin has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo. After law school, Mr. Jarnagin earned a Master of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. There, he focused his studies on corporate and international taxation and wrote a final thesis paper on new IRS transfer pricing regulations for cost sharing of intangible asset development.