Ryan represents employees on a range of employment and labor issues, including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, equal pay and adverse action claims. In addition to representing federal employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Ryan often represents employees before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and State administrative bodies. Ryan has developed an appellate practice; often appearing before the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations and full MSPB Board. He has settled a number of high-profile cases that resulted in favorable awards for his clients.
Prior to joining Tully Rinckey PLLC, Ryan represented a federal agency regarding employment disputes before the EEOC and the MSPB. As an agency representative, Ryan litigated matters concerning disparate, discriminatory treatment. He also advised senior agency management on performance and conduct-based actions, retirement benefit coverage and leave issues under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Ryan obtained his juris doctorate at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While pursuing his law degree, he was offered membership on George Washington’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and participated in negotiation, mediation and arbitration competitions. Ryan also served as a judicial intern at the D.C. Superior Court, where he researched and drafted bench memoranda on civil motions related to employment disputes.
As an undergraduate, Ryan earned dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and economics.
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