Ranee Saunders


Ranee Saunders advocates to protect the rights of the injured in complex class actions and institutional investors in securities fraud litigation.

Ranee is involved in a securities fraud class action filed against AbbVie Inc. that alleges the company engaged in illegal kickbacks and other misconduct to boost sales. She also represents Upstart Holdings, Inc. shareholders who allege the company made misleading statements with regards to its artificial intelligence technology. Her casework also includes class action work for individuals and businesses.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Ranee practiced at a South Carolina firm in complex and class action litigation, including representing states and local governments in cases stemming from the opioid epidemic, and serving as class counsel in companion class action cases against the then-largest suppliers of electricity in South Carolina. Ranee also has extensive criminal appellate experience, having handled criminal appeals in private practice and serving as an Assistant Attorney General in South Carolina’s Criminal Appeals Division. Ranee spent the first five years of her legal career as a law clerk for Justice Kaye G. Hearn (retired) on the Supreme Court of South Carolina.


J.D., cum laude, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2011

B.A., cum laude, University of South Carolina, 2003

Licensed In

  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina