Magistrate Judge
Donna M. Ryu

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 3rd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612

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Weekly Court Calendar Schedule
Criminal Law & Motion 2nd & 4th Thursdays 11:00 a.m.
or during the regular criminal calendar when Mag. Judge Ryu is on criminal calendar duty
Criminal Duty Matters Daily During Duty Months 9:30 a.m
Civil Law and Motion 2nd & 4th Thursdays 11:00 a.m.
Case Management Conferences 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of the month 1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Ivy Garcia 510-637-3639
Civil Case Docketing & Docket Corrections Jordan Burgan 510-637-3537
Criminal Case Docketing Jessie Mosley
Email for Proposed Orders:
New! Email for Settlement-Related Communications:
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Criminal Docket Corrections: (Civil) (Criminal)
Media Liaison

For all media inquiries: Lynn Fuller

About Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu

Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu joined the Northern District bench in March 2010, and has presided over consent cases in a wide variety of fields, including commercial disputes, intellectual property, employment, civil rights, insurance, personal injury, environmental, maritime, and constitutional law. She conducts settlement conferences in all major practice areas, and manages discovery in complex matters, including multi-district litigation. Judge Ryu has served on numerous court committees, including Local Rules, Subcommittee on E-Discovery, and Pro Bono Projects, among others. She also presides over the Oakland Reentry Court.

Judge Ryu began her career as a commercial litigator at a large San Francisco firm before joining an Oakland-based firm specializing in class actions, and later founding a small firm. She has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including discovery, motions and trials. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Ryu was a Clinical Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings, and before that at Golden Gate University Law School.

She has been honored as a California Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law. She is the recipient of the Asian American Bar Association’s Joe Morozumi Award for Exceptional Legal Advocacy, the Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association's Trailblazers Award. She co-designed a national training institute on class actions, and has written and lectured in the areas of employment law, e-discovery, pretrial practice, attorneys’ fees, class actions, ethics, and professionalism.

Judge Ryu graduated with honors from Yale University, and received her law degree in from U.C. Berkeley Law School, where she continues to teach as a Lecturer.