W. Ryan Snow
Ryan handles high-stakes litigation with a focus on complex business disputes. He also serves as local counsel in the Eastern District of Virginia in patent and other cases.
Ryan is Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Bar Association and was Managing Partner of CWM from 2012 to 2020. In 2022, Inside Business named him one of four "People to Watch" in its annual Power List edition.
Ryan’s experience includes state and federal jury trials, mediations, panel arbitrations, and appeals. His cases involve business conspiracies, technology disputes, indemnity claims, injunctions, franchise disputes, and construction and government contract claims, among others. Ryan successfully argued one of the seminal financial tracing cases in the Virginia Supreme Court and was co-counsel in one of the largest patent cases tried to jury verdict in Norfolk federal court.
Ryan is listed in Best Lawyers in America® and has been selected a Virginia Legal Elite in four categories. He is a past Chair of the Construction & Public Contracts Law Section of the VBA, a member of the IP Section of the Virginia State Bar, and a former President of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court. He was selected 2022 Lawyer of the Year - Construction (Norfolk) by Best Lawyers in America®.