Ryan M. Garcia

  • Adjunct Professor


  • JD University of Texas at Austin
  • BGS University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ryan Garcia is a member of the Dell Legal team where he represents the Social Media and Communities, Consumer Indirect Sales (Retail, Distribution, Telco), and Gaming (Alienware) teams. Prior to joining Dell, Ryan was a technology litigator representing DirecTV in hundreds of satellite piracy lawsuits and also represented Sun Microsystems in their copyright and antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft. Prior to becoming an attorney, Ryan was a multimedia programmer and video game developer.

Ryan has spoken at and chaired numerous social media legal conferences around the country. He has also been invited to speak on social media legal topics before American Bar Association committees, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association Summit, and the Game Developers Conference. Ryan frequently blogs about social media legal issues at somelaw.wordpress.com. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue has called Ryan the funniest Dell lawyer he knows.