Kristine V. Ryan, Esq.

Senior Counsel
O: 973.665.9100
D: 973.507.7613
F: 973.665.9101

My client relationships are truly gratifying as they are based on trust, expertise and a strong wish for our clients to have the most successful companies possible.

About Kristine

Ms. Ryan joined Nukk-Freeman & Cerra in 2007, bringing extensive experience litigating complex matters in state and federal court both in and outside the tri-state area. Through her prior firm, Ms. Ryan was seconded to a large pharmaceutical company, providing in-house assistance on a variety of transactional and litigation matters. She has experience negotiating and drafting a variety of contractual arrangements, including clinical trial agreements, and providing assistance with respect to employment, product liability, and environmental litigation matters. At Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, Ms. Ryan’s practice focuses on employment litigation, where she develops and executes litigation strategies with respect to employment claims arising under state and federal law. Ms. Ryan represents management exclusively on matters including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA and wage and hour issues. Ms. Ryan also has experience before administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the DOL).

Listed in Super Lawyers®, Employment and Labor, 2013 – 2019

Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star”, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2007

Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association “Rising Star”, 2003


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Federal Judicial Clerkship

Honorable Alfred J. Lechner
United States District Court, District of New Jersey
1996 - 1997

Professional Experience

Gibbons P.C., Newark, New Jersey
Of Counsel
2006 - 2007
Gibbons P.C., Newark, New Jersey
1997 - 2006



Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., magna cum laude
Director, Moot Court Board
Villanova University
B.A., English, cum laude
Minor in Business


State of New Jersey 1996
United States District Court, District of New Jersey 1996
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit 1996

Recent Publications and Speaking Engagements

Recent Publications

“Third Circuit Holds that Good Faith Bargaining Requires Production of Presumptively Relevant Information, Not a Concession to Overbroad Requests”, L&E Blog, October 2, 2020,

“Oh Snap! The District Court of New Jersey Determines Post Removal Service of Non-Diverse Defendant Does Not Divest Subject Matter Jurisdiction”, L&E Blog, August 18, 2020,

State Mandated Paid Family Leave Is On the Rise”, NAMWOLF Newsletter, January 2017

“The FDA’s Enhanced Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance Authority Under The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Amendments Act of 2007: A Litigation Sword or Shield?”, Pharma Advisor, co-authored by Diane E. Lifton, October 9, 2007

“Respond to New Mass Tort Litigation With a Global Strategy”, New Jersey Law Journal, co-authored by Diane E. Lifton, January 29, 2001

Speaking Engagements

“Avoiding Employment Litigation in 2020…an overview of the most significant judicial decisions and legislative updates in NJ and NY”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C. Webinar, February 2020


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