Ryan T. Warden

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When companies are threatened by employment-related claims, they turn to Ryan T. Warden. Clients trust Ryan to develop effective strategies to pursue the best course for each case, all within the framework of the clients’ objectives.

Ryan represents a broad range of clients across many industries in defending the full spectrum of employment-related claims, including those related to wage and hour laws, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. He has devoted a significant part of his practice to defending wage and hour law claims, including class, collective, and single plaintiff actions. Ryan also has substantial experience defending investigations by state and federal departments of labor. As a result, Ryan has become known for his industry-leading insights on this particular area and is frequently invited to lecture on wage and hour issues.

In addition to his litigation and government investigations practices, Ryan frequently counsels clients on employment law issues and assists them in developing compliant policies and procedures to ensure compliance under federal and state employment laws.

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  • Obtained complete dismissal on behalf of employers in a wide array of industries against claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, as well as claims asserting violations of state and federal wage and hour laws, before both state and federal courts.
  • Successfully represented clients in various industries in connection with investigations/audits by the United States Department of Labor and the New Jersey Department of Labor.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of wage collection actions brought by former employees before the New Jersey Department of Labor.
  • Obtained Third Circuit affirmance of summary judgment on behalf of global manufacturer of electronic components against claims of retaliation in violation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  • Obtained complete dismissal of numerous EEOC charges and state fair employment agency complaints, in various jurisdictions.
  • Conducted and/or directed internal investigations of complaints of harassment and discrimination, pre- and post-litigation.
  • Successfully represented clients in private sector employment arbitrations.
  • Obtained summary judgment dismissing workplace injury claims on behalf of large manufacturing client.
  • Successfully enforced and defended non-competition and nondisclosure agreements in courts throughout the country, and obtained such relief on an emergent basis.
  • Led internal audits of clients’ HR policies and procedures.
  • Partnered with clients to develop compliant compensation practices and employment policies.


  • LL.M., high honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2006
  • J.D., honors, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 2006
  • B.A., History, Ursinus College, 2002

Admittance to Practice

  • New Jersey
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • Selected to the New Jersey Super Lawyers Rising Star list, issued by Thomson Reuters* (2014-present)


*No aspect of this communication has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. For methodology for selection for one of the honors above, please click on the following link.

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