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Ryan T. Dougherty


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Ryan advises clients on complex litigation matters. 

While earning his law degree, Ryan was an intern at the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, where he represented state agencies and officials in state and federal courts as part of the Government Bureau’s Administrative Law Division. His experience included drafting pleadings, motions, and discovery requests; assisting attorneys defending depositions; and drafting legal memoranda on issues of administrative and constitutional law, federal courts, and statutory construction. Ryan was also a member of Boston College’s European Law Moot Court team and helped the team advance to the regional finals at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. 

Ryan worked as a summer associate with a New York-based national law firm where he focused on insurance, reinsurance, and commercial litigation. He also held judicial internships with the Honorable Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Thomas Kaplanes in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court. 

Prior to law school, Ryan worked for two years as a senior analyst at a Washington, DC-based management consultancy. He also served as a graduate assistant coach for the Georgetown University Men’s Basketball team, and interned in the Office of Federal Affairs and Legislative Counsel in the Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago. In college, Ryan was the captain of the Georgetown University Men’s Basketball team and was selected as a member of the Big East Conference’s All-Academic Team. 


  • Boston College (JD)
  • Georgetown University (MA)
  • Georgetown University (BA)


  • Board member, Georgetown Basketball Hoya Hoop Club
  • Alumni interviewer, Georgetown University

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An article published by Law360 covered a motion hearing in a class action lawsuit, Pereira Brito v. Barr, filed by Mintz, together with the ACLU of Massachusetts and the ACLU of New Hampshire, challenging the government’s practice of denying due process to detained immigrants.