Ryan is an experienced litigator with more than 10 years representing national and international employers throughout California and across the United States. His practice involves defending a large range of employers in wage and hour, wrongful termination, harassment, retaliation, and discrimination claims in federal and state courts and before various federal, state, and local administrative bodies. In addition to managing client litigation needs from initial pleadings to judgment, he also counsels employers and professional employment organizations (PEOs) on state, federal and local laws, regulatory schemes, and human resources. Equipped with a broad litigation background, Ryan also draws on experience representing public employers such as school districts, colleges, and universities, as well as the full gamut of private sector employers including those in the hospitality, construction, transportation, retail, nonprofit, and food and beverage industries.
Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and his juris doctor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served six years in the U.S. Navy as a first-class machinist mate onboard the Los Angles-class submarine, USS Oklahoma City.