Ryan M. Andrews is a litigator who defends employers against a broad range of civil lawsuits. He regularly counsels employers in the entertainment, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and telecommunications industries on best practices for hiring, firing, paying, providing leaves of absence, maintaining personnel policies, and disciplining employees in compliance with the complex web of California and federal employment laws.
He also counsels both employers and executives on navigating restrictive covenants and non-competition agreements and on enforcing protections of valuable trade secrets.
Ryan has successfully resolved wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, whistleblower, breach of contract, consumer protection, and various other civil claims at all stages of litigation, including success at trial, on summary judgment and on motions to dismiss.
He actively practices in both state and federal court, as well as before various California and federal administrative agencies and in private arbitrations.
- Routinely negotiated and drafted employment agreements on behalf of both large nationwide employers and high-level executives.
- Audited hundreds of employment agreements and policies for legal compliance and best practices.
- Counseled numerous start-up companies and foreign corporations starting to do business in the United States on employment best practices, hiring documents, and related policies.
- Counsels employers daily on sensitive decisions relating to hiring, firing, compensation, internal investigations, and personnel issues.
- Advised employers and executives on navigating non-compete agreements and restrictive convents in connection with lateral hires from competitors.
- Obtained emergency temporary and permanent stay-away orders on behalf of multiple employers to protect current employees against violent former employees.
- Obtained terminating/dismissal sanctions in favor of employer based on employee’s spoliation of electronically stored information.
- Successfully resolved wage and hour claims brought by employees in both representative/class actions and individual lawsuits
- Represented indigent immigrant and argued before the 9th Circuit to defend against deportation.
- Obtained emergency writ of possession on immediate ex parte basis to return valuable property, with which defendant had absconded, to celebrity client.
- J.D.University of Southern California, Gould School of Law2010
- B.A.Georgetown University2006
Bar Admissions : California
Court Admissions :
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Tax Court
Community : Ryan provides pro bono advice to nonprofits and charitable organizations in the Los Angeles community on employment-related issues.
Rate : $$$