Ryan Hughes founded Tuple Legal in 2017. Before that, he represented nonprofit organizations, trade associations, labor unions, corporations, political action committees, and ballot measure committees in nonprofit and political ethics compliance matters. He is the founder of Dollar Dollar Bill, a charitable nonprofit dedicated to tracking and reporting California campaign finance data.
Following law school, Ryan served as political researcher to then-Attorney General Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. During law school, Ryan was a judicial extern for Justice Carlos Moreno of the California Supreme Court. In law school, Ryan drafted regulations to implement statewide ballot initiatives and mediated small claims cases with litigants. Following college, Ryan taught sixth grade in a high-needs area of the Mississippi Delta as a Teach For America corps member. In college, he interned for Governor Gray Davis and worked on Governor Davis’ anti-recall committee.
Ryan has served in leadership roles for several progressive organizations. He is President of Democrats for Israel. He was a fellow and board member of New Leaders Council, a group that supports progressive social entrepreneurs. He served on the board of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats. Ryan got his start in politics by helping to build one of the largest and strongest College Democrats clubs in the nation.
Ryan received his B.A. from University of Virginia (2004) and his J.D., cum laude, from UC Hastings College of the Law (2010).