Ryan J. Frankel Associate

Ryan is a native Houstonian and a second-generation litigator. Ryan has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of complex commercial litigation—particularly in the energy industry.

He also has experience helping companies protect their trade secrets and enforce their non-competition agreements.


Prosecuted bet-the-company trade secret and breach of fiduciary litigation for Fortune 150 energy company, obtaining a significant settlement at the eve of trial.

Obtained directed verdict dismissal of injunction proceeding in Texas state court for appliance company and blue collar workers involving claims of breach of contract and restrictive covenants.

Obtained multi-million dollar international arbitration award in favor of Ecuadorian engineering company against Brazilian construction company, including a six-figure award for pre-judgment interest and a six-figure award for attorney’s fees.

  • The University of Texas School of Law, JD, Editorial Board Member, The Review of Litigation, 2019
  • The University of Texas at Austin, BA, with High Honors, 2016

Executive Committee Member, Young Technology Professionals, Institute for Law & Technology

Board Member and Co-Chair of Evening with the Judiciary Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Selected for inclusion in “Ones to Watch”, Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2022, 2023

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