Ryan Baasch

Ryan Baasch

Chief of the Consumer Protection Division, Texas Office of the Attorney General

Ryan Baasch is the Chief of the Consumer Protection Division in the Texas Attorney General's Office. He previously served as an Assistant Solicitor General where he worked on Texas's most significant cases defending the constitutionality of State statutes and challenging federal regulatory programs. He was counsel of record at the Fifth Circuit in Netchoice v. Paxton, where the Court concluded that Texas could constitutionally require dominant social media platforms not to discriminate against users based on viewpoint.

Ryan earned his law degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an articles editor of the Virginia Law Review. After law school, he clerked for Judge Karen L. Henderson on the D.C. Circuit.  He also practiced law at the D.C. and New York offices of Latham & Watkins, where he litigated constitutional challenges to State statutes and administrative law challenges to various federal regulatory programs.


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