Ryan H. Crosner

Associate || Los Angeles

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

Ryan has successfully represented employers in all aspects of employment law in state and federal courts, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and California Department of Fair Employment & Housing (DFEH). Ryan has defended employers in class actions involving allegations of employee misclassification, meal and rest period violations, and off-the-clock claims. He also regularly represents employers against claims of retaliation, discrimination, and harassment under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act.

Furthermore, Ryan has extensive experience representing and advising prime contractors and subcontractors of all tiers on federal and California prevailing wage and public works issues. As the California Labor Commissioner has expanded public works enforcement, Ryan has navigated numerous contractors through investigations including production of certified payroll records and payroll audits and in administrative actions brought by the California Labor Commissioner alleging failure to comply with prevailing wage requirements. He also provides preventive counseling to prime contractors and subcontractors to ensure compliance and to manage risk with respect to apprenticeship obligations, certified payroll record reporting requirements, and craft classification determinations. Ryan’s experience also includes litigating disputes in state court for purported prevailing wage violations.

Ryan routinely advises employers in all areas of employment law, including California and federal wage and hour matters, employee accommodations, employee benefits, alternative workweek elections, and avoiding discrimination and retaliation claims.

Ryan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As a law student, he served as President of the Latin American Law Students Association as well as Symposium Editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law.

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

Learn more about Ryan H. Crosner
  • Second chaired a jury trial brought by a former employee alleging invasion of privacy that resulted in a non-suit for the employer and a unanimous defense verdict for the individual supervisor.
  • Obtained summary judgment in federal court in a retaliation case brought by two former employees against a bank.
  • Utilized a plaintiff’s initial pleading to file a special motion to strike against the plaintiff that immediately resulted in a very favorable settlement for the defendants.
  • Successfully appealed in the California Court of Appeal a denial of a motion to compel arbitration on behalf of a call-center company.
  • Successfully defended a prime contractor against a Civil Wage and Penalty Assessment that resulted in the Assessment being dismissed in its entirety.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011
  • M.M., University of Southern California, 2008

Admittance to Practice

  • California

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
  • December 19, 2017 - AGC California Legal Briefs - "Passage of Assembly Bill 1701 Increases Potential Liabilities for General Contractors"
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-2018)

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