Overview

Ragan Naresh is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office. Ragan's practice focuses on complex civil litigation in a variety of industries and legal contexts—including energy, biotech, agriculture, telecommunications, and consumer products. Ragan routinely represents clients in class action litigation, and frequently lectures and publishes on issues related to class action litigation. Ragan’s work has been recognized by Law360, where he was named a “Rising Star” in class action litigation, by SuperLawyers, where he has been named a “Rising Star” each year since 2014, and by The Legal 500 for his work in energy litigation.

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Thought Leadership

Publications

“Class Action Settlement Approval in an Era of Heightened Judicial Scrutiny,” Dan Donovan, Ragan Naresh and Carrie J. Bodner, N.Y. Law Journal (February 27, 2019)

“Mitigating Energy Litigation Where Gaps in Jurisprudence Exist,” Dan Donovan, Ragan Naresh and Alexandra Caritis, Texas Lawyer (August 10, 2018)

Recognition

Faculty at DC Bar and Federal Bar Association in CLE courses related to class action litigation developments

Faculty at DC Bar on litigation skills training

Adjunct Professor of Law, Catholic University Law School

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Pro Bono Service Award

Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014–present)

Law360 Rising Star, Class Action Litigation

The Legal 500, Energy Litigation

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2008New York
  • 2008District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Languages

  • English
  • German

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.magna cum laude2007
    Order of the Coif
  • Tulane UniversityB.A., Political Economy & German Studies2001