Practice and Industry Groups

Ryan H. Crosner

Associate Los Angeles

Ryan H. Crosner is an attorney in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Mr. Crosner has successfully advised employers in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour matters, employee accommodations, employee benefits, alternative workweek elections, and avoiding discrimination and retaliation claims. Mr. Crosner also frequently counsels employers on prevailing wage and public works issues.

Mr. Crosner has successfully defended employers against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-and-hour class action lawsuits, and claims of failure to pay appropriate prevailing wages.  Mr. Crosner defends employers through all stages of litigation, from responding to the complaint all the way through trial.

Recent notable litigation results include:

  • Second chaired a three-week jury trial, which resulted in a non-suit on behalf of the holding company defendant and on the punitive damages claim at the close of the plaintiff’s case, and which subsequently resulted in a unanimous defense verdict for the individual supervisor.
  • Obtained full or partial summary judgment in a number of cases involving alleged discrimination, retaliation, and harassment.
  • Utilized a plaintiff’s initial pleading to file an anti-SLAPP against the plaintiff, which immediately resulted in a favorable settlement for the defendants.

Mr. Crosner received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As a law student, Mr. Crosner served as President of the Latin American Law Students Association as well as Symposium Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law. Before attending law school, Mr. Crosner received both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance and a Master’s Degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Crosner clerked for the Honorable Jean P. Rosenbluth of the Central District of California.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • AGC of California Legal Advisory Committee
  • Los Angeles Bar Association
  • Society of Human Resources Management


  • AGC of California's Legal Advisory Committee Retreat - ''Key Developments in Prevailing Wage and Wage and Hour Laws for Construction Employers'' - La Jolla - September 30, 2017


Published Works