Ryan Platt – Chicago’s Newest Attorney

May 22, 2016
To Ryan Platt, Chicago is a great place to be, full of lots of possibilities when it comes to his law career. Likewise, to Ryan Platt, DLA Piper is a great choice when it comes to a law firm that offers him the most opportunities. Because of this, as he makes his way through his first year of practice at DLA Piper's Chicago offices as part of their New Associates Group, he is likely enjoying the experience.
Armed with an undergraduate degree in political science from Colorado College and a Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin, Ryan Platt chose to join DLA Piper for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the potential for a widely diverse experience.
Ryan Platt also likes the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. which is an important part of his life and career in the law. When he was a DLA Piper summer associate, he was able to work on several important programs, like the Second Chance Clinic, which provides free legal assistance for clients with criminal backgrounds who want to move forward with their lives, but had been blocked from getting a job. By helping them seal or expunge their criminal records, Ryan helped such people become better citizens.