Ryan Vann > DLA Piper LLP (US) > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper LLP (US)
CHICAGO, IL 60606-0089
United States

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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.


J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law; B.S., Indiana University

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United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

DLA Piper LLP (US)‘s team is active in collective bargaining work, union organizing activities and contract administration issues, as well as advising clients on the NLRA. The group acts for a varied client roster including national companies from the automotive, food and manufacturing industries. Under the lead of New York-based Brian Kaplan, the team also regularly acts in disputes before agencies. Harriet Lipkin in Washington DC is well versed in assisting companies with union organizing efforts, and Chicago’s Ryan Vann handles NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings as well as contractual arbitrations. Other key practitioners include Joseph Piesco in New York and of counsel Steve Hernández in Los Angeles.