Ryan is a shareholder in Ogletree’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Morristown, New Jersey offices. He represents employers across a wide array of industries, ranging from small, family-owned businesses to members of the Fortune 500. He has served as lead litigation counsel to some of the most recognizable companies in the world. While Ryan has extensive experience defending claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, his practice focuses on the defense of employers against wage and hour, wage payment, and prevailing wage claims, including those asserted in class and/or collective actions.
Ryan has also represented employers in connection with countless compliance investigations by state and federal departments of labor. Due to his encyclopedic knowledge of wage laws and his extensive experience with the agencies administering them, he is uniquely suited to guide his clients through this often-unfamiliar process.
In addition to his litigation and government investigations practices, Ryan provides advice and counsel to his clients with a view toward preventing problems before they arise. Ryan frequently counsels clients on employment law issues and partners with clients in the development of compliant policies and procedures, including arbitration agreements.