Ryan S. Baasch

New York
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA

Ryan Baasch is an associate in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. 

Mr. Baasch’s practice focuses primarily on appellate and trial court litigation involving challenges to government actions. He has litigated and provided counseling on novel issues of administrative and constitutional law for clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications and pharmaceutical spaces.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Baasch clerked for Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. Baasch received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law where he was an articles editor for the Virginia Law Review and where he was elected to Order of the Coif. Mr. Baasch has authored several law review articles and other professional publications, including “Reorganizing Organizational Standing,” 103 Virginia Law Review Online 18 (2017). 

Mr. Baasch's recent representative experience includes:

  • Par Sterile Products, LLC et al v. Hargan, 1:17-cv-02221 (D.D.C. Oct. 26, 2017): challenging FDA “guidance” document purporting to exercise “enforcement discretion” over certain drug compounding activities
  • The People of the State of New York v. Charter Communications, Inc., No. 450318/2017 (Sup. Ct. NY): defending Charter Communications, Inc. from New York Attorney General enforcement action alleging false advertising and unfair and deceptive business practices
  • Citizens Telecommunications Co. v. FCC, 901 F.3d 991 (8th Cir. 2018): successfully defended FCC deregulatory order on business data services on behalf of Intervenors Comcast Corporation and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
  • National Association of Wheat Growers et al v. Zeise, 2:17-cv-02401 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 26, 2018): obtaining on First Amendment grounds a preliminary injunction against enforcement of California’s Proposition 65’s warning requirement
  • National Family Farm Coalition v. EPA, 17-70196 (9th Cir.): defending Monsanto Company’s regulatory approval for new herbicide registration
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