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Ryan W. Porte

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Ryan Porte is a shareholder in the Fresno office of Ogletree Deakins. Ryan’s practice focuses on counseling and defending employers in class and representative actions as well as single-plaintiff employment disputes. He has extensive experience defending employers in wage and hour disputes, including those involving alleged violations of minimum wage, overtime, meal period and rest break, unreimbursed business expenses, and wage statement statutes. Ryan is also experienced in defending employers against harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, retaliation, and serious and willful injury claims in state and federal court as well as at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.

Ryan’s practice has involved all aspects of litigation, including mediation, class certification, administrative hearings, and trial. He has significant experience drafting dispositive motions, conducting depositions, counseling employers on labor law compliance, and conducting workplace investigations.

Before joining Ogletree Deakins, Ryan was a shareholder at RAIMONDO | MILLER, ALC, in Fresno, where he represented employers in the agricultural, staffing, and transportation industries. While in law school, Ryan completed a prestigious externship with the Honorable Lawrence J. O’Neil, then Chief Justice of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

Prior to law school, Ryan served as an Officer in the United States Army. After completing Airborne and Ranger School, he deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where he earned the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. Ryan then completed a successful command as a Company Commander and was Honorably discharged after nearly eight years of service.

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