Ryder has been recognized by his peers for years as one of the leading media and defamation lawyers in Canada. For more than 15 years he has been advising community and metropolitan newspapers, digital publishers, book publishers and broadcasters on issues relating to defamation law, publication bans, sealing orders, privacy and copyright. He has acted in leading cases in many of these areas. He also has extensive experience as counsel in defamation disputes between individuals and corporations and in advising and assisting in connection with online reputation management. He is the past-President of the Canadian Media Lawyers’ Association. He is an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson where he has taught media law to journalism students for a decade.