RUYAKCHERIAN LLP ADDS TO ITS “ALL-STAR” LITIGATION TEAM
D.C. Litigator Martin Cunniff Latest to Join Firm
Washington, D.C. June 4, 2018... RuyakCherian LLP announced today that Martin F. Cunniff, a
seasoned litigator with over thirty years of varied trial experience, has joined the firm as a partner in
its Washington, D.C. office.
In making the announcement, Robert F. Ruyak, firm co-Chair, said, "Martin is that rare breed of
litigator who works on complex matters but also has substantial ‘on his feet' courtroom experience.
He is an excellent fit as we continue to build our all-star litigation practice."
During his long litigation career, Cunniff has been at the forefront of several high-profile matters
handling literally dozens of trials, arbitrations, and regulatory hearings throughout the United States
and around the world involving industries such as telecommunications, satellite communications,
digital music, software and broadcasting. He served as the lead trial counsel in the BCS Antitrust
case which helped force a playoff system in college football; served as co-lead trial counsel in
proceedings before the Copyright Royalty Board which set statutory royalty rates for digital music
streaming and is currently involved in a high-profile international arbitration against the Government
of Mexico under the NAFTA treaty.
Commenting on his move, Cunniff said, “I’m honored and excited to join the team at RuyakCherian.
I’ve known many of the partners for decades and appreciate their solid approach to litigation. It truly
feels like I’m joining an all-star team.”
Since its founding two years ago, RuyakCherian has been building a team of high-powered litigators
from large law firms and other litigation boutiques. Among its current matters, the firm recently filed a
class action lawsuit against Facebook, Inc. in the United States federal district court in Delaware on
behalf of both American and British Facebook users, alleging the social media company failed to
protect the personal information of 70.6 million Facebook users in the U.S. and more than 1 million in
the United Kingdom.
Martin Cunniff is the co-editor of a leading treatise on damages and often teaches expert witnesses
how to testify in court including serving as a visiting instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA.
He has been selected to Super Lawyers (D.C.) for the last six years. He joins RuyakCherian from
Innovista Law in Washington.
RuyakCherian LLP i s a litigation boutique with offices in Washington, D.C. and Berkeley, CA. The
firm’s fifteen litigators have extensive experience in litigating high-profile matters involving antitrust,
intellectual property, and business litigation. The firm has strategic relationships with an economic
consulting firm, trial technologists, litigation funders and other service providers that enable it to
provide comprehensive and efficient solutions to its clients.
For more information, please call Robert F. Ruyak at 202-838-1561, or email robertr@ruyakcherian.