951 East Byrd Street
Richmond, VA 23219

+1 804 788 8791

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Practice area:

Labor and employment

Ryan’s labor and employment litigation experience is both broad and deep. He has successfully litigated wage and hour class and collective actions, 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 he has numerous collective bargaining agreements covering thousands of employees. 

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-five 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, a leading provider of lawn and garden products and services, a national restaurant chain, a Fortune 100 grocery retail company, a national home healthcare company, and a well-known hotel and resort company. 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 July 2020