Mellske, Ryan

Mr. Mellske is an associate with Arias & Muñoz in Costa Rica. His main areas of practice are Foreign Investment and Litigation & Arbitration. He is also Director of the firm’s continuing legal education program: Global Legal Skills. Mr. Mellske previously worked for White & Case in Washington, DC in the areas of US federal court litigation, international trade, and ICSID arbitration at the World Bank. Before that, he interned at Artillo Abogados in Seville, Spain, in the areas of Spanish contract, labor and criminal law. Ryan Mellske is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Mr. Mellske holds a BA, magna cum laude, in English & Spanish from Illinois Wesleyan University; an MA in Political Science from Illinois State University; and a JD and LLM in International and Comparative Law from Duke University School of Law. Mr. Mellske is a native English-speaker, is fluent in Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.