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Ryan’s labor and employment litigation experience is both broad and deep. He has successfully litigated Fair Credit Reporting Act class actions, ERISA cases, single- and multi-plaintiff discrimination matters, breach of contract and restrictive covenant cases, and complex labor law matters. On the latter score, he represented one of the very first employers to undergo, and succeed in, a union representation election under the NLRB’s “quickie election” rules and has since successfully represented numerous other clients in union elections.
Ryan is most sought-after for his wage and hour class and collective action litigation expertise. He has taken first and second chair leadership in over thirty class and collective wage and hour cases around the country involving virtually every type of wage and hour claim, including off-the-clock work, donning and doffing, meal and rest periods, misclassification, and miscalculation of overtime. Ryan’s wage and hour clientele include, among others, the world’s leading provider of lawn and garden products and services, a leading producer of antibiotic-free chicken, a Fortune 100 grocery store chain, and a world-renowned golf resort. Ryan has achieved success for these clients in many of these wage and hour matters, including merits victories, defeating class certification, and/or challenging plaintiffs’ damages expert/calculations.
Ryan is a frequent speaker and author on labor and employment matters, and he is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives blog.
Last updated August 2019