Ryan S. Carlson focuses his practice on the representation of management in employment litigation matters under state and federal law, with an emphasis in defending claims of wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, whistle-blowing, and litigation involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants. Ryan’s litigation experience also extends to trial, having assisted with defending an employer in a wrongful termination action throughout a trial lasting several weeks. Ryan also handles traditional labor matters, including grievance arbitrations, union avoidance, counseling and the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. He represents clients in federal and state courts and administrative proceedings including the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights, New York State Division of Human Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Jersey Department of Labor, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, and the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry. In addition to his litigation practice, Ryan conducts internal investigations and counsels employers regularly regarding compliance issues and litigation avoidance, as well as the preparation of handbooks, arbitration agreements, separation agreements and policy drafting.
Listed in Super Lawyers® as a “Rising Star”, Employment Litigation:
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|Jackson Lewis P.C.
||2015 - 2016|
|Giordano Halleran & Ciesla, P.C., Red Bank, NJ||2012 - 2015|
|Mets Schiro & McGovern, LLP, Iselin, NJ||2010 - 2012|
|Barrister, John C. Lifland Inn of Court
|Member, American Bar Association|
|Member, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association|
|Member, Essex County Bar Association|
|Member, Labor and Employment Section, New Jersey Bar Association|
|Member, Executives Association of New Jersey (EANJ)|
|Member, Defense Research Institute (DRI)|
|Delaware Law School, Widener University
J.D., Magna Cum Laude
Widener Law Review
Program of International and Comparative Law, Sydney, Australia
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
B.A., High Honors
|State of New Jersey||2010|
|State of New York||2011|
|United States District Court for the District of New Jersey||2011|
|Southern District of New York||2013|
|State of Pennsylvania||2016|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit||2018|
|Eastern District of New York||2019|
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