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C. Ryan Reetz

Adjunct Professor

Areas of Expertise

Arbitration, Litigation


International Commercial Arbitration, Introduction to Transnational Civil Litigation and Arbitration


C. Ryan Reetz is the managing partner of the Miami office of Bryan Cave LLP, where he practices in the firm’s International Litigation and Arbitration group.  His international disputes practice focuses on cases involving one or more foreign companies, persons, or governments, as well as disputes involving other interests of foreign countries, such as enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, international discovery, and service of process abroad. His practice also includes class actions, complex commercial litigation, and regulatory matters. In addition to acting as counsel, he has served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. 

Reetz frequently writes and lectures on arbitration and litigation topics. He teaches transnational civil litigation and arbitration as adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, and taught the same subjects at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010. He also serves as a visiting professor at the University of Navarra School of Law in Pamplona, Spain. Reetz is also an instructor for the Florida Regional Program of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has lectured at the Swiss Arbitration Academy and at a number of law schools, including Doshisha University, Marmara University, Istanbul Bilgi University and Istanbul Kültür University.

Reetz currently serves as the immediate past chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, and is active in several other professional organizations, including the American Law Institute, where he serves on member consultative groups for the Restatement (Third), The US Law of International Commercial Arbitration and the Restatement (Fourth), The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida.

Education: JD, Boston University School of Law (summa cum laude); AB, Harvard College (magna cum laude).