Ryan Vann is a practical business-focused employment lawyer assisting employers with labor and employment counseling, litigation, and complex transactional needs. He helps guide employers through all phases of the employment cycle, including hiring considerations, restrictive covenants, disciplinary advice, leave management, employment separation and enforcement of restrictive covenant obligations. Ryan has substantial experience in both large scale and routine reductions in force, including statistical adverse impact analysis, WARN Act evaluation and determination of decisional units for ADEA and OWBPA compliance. He also has led several misconduct investigations of high level executives and guides employers through day-to-day issues and emergency situations.

Ryan also litigates on behalf of employers of all sizes. He has litigated through verdict issues under the FLSA and other state law pay disputes and has obtained summary judgment or reached favorable settlements in numerous state and federal discrimination cases. He has guided employers through dozens of agency charges before the EEOC and DOL.

Ryan has extensive traditional labor law experience, representing clients in NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings, contractual arbitrations, representation proceedings and labor negotiations; advising clients during union organizing campaigns; strike contingency planning; and providing day-to-day labor relations advice arising from mergers, acquisitions and other strategic alliances.