Ryan is an associate in the firm’s Richmond, Virginia office. Ryan’s practice focuses on counseling clients and defending employers in state and federal court on a variety of employment and labor matters, including those arising under Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act. Ryan has also litigated First Amendment claims, workplace defamation claims, breach of contract claims, and many other general employment matters. Ryan also has extensive experience representing state agencies in statutory grievance proceedings under the Virginia State Grievance Procedure.
Ryan joins the firm after spending over four years at the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. Ryan served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Division – Trial/Employment Unit where he represented dozens of state employees, state agencies, and public universities.
Ryan graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Ryan was awarded the Harry L. Carrico Award in recognition for significant time dedicated to pro bono service and public interest work during law school. Ryan was also a member of the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business and he represented the University of Richmond at the Florida National Trial Advocacy Tournament, sponsored by the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
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