United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Phyllis J. Hamilton, Chief Judge

Susan Y. Soong, Clerk of Court

Magistrate Judge
Donna M. Ryu

Oakland Courthouse, Courtroom 4 - 3rd Floor
1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612
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 Wednesdays 1:30 p.m.
Calendar Clerk & Courtroom Deputy Ivy Garcia 510-637-3639
Civil Case Docketing Valerie Kyono 510-637-3537

Criminal Case Docketing Kelly Collins 510-637-3539
Email for Proposed Orders: DMRpo@cand.uscourts.gov
Email for PDF Follow-Ups and
     and Docket Corrections:
DMRpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Civil)
CRIMpdf@cand.uscourts.gov (Criminal)

About Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu

Magistrate Judge Donna M. Ryu has presided over consent cases in a wide variety of fields, including commercial disputes, patent and other 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.

Prior to taking the bench in 2010, Judge Ryu was a Clinical Professor of Law at U.C. Hastings, and before that at Golden Gate University Law School. Her courses included instruction in negotiation, pretrial and trial techniques, employment law, and legal ethics.

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 her own small firm. She has extensive experience in complex civil litigation, including discovery, motions and trials.

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, 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.