David A. Ryan, Jr.


E-mail: david.ryan@ryan-ryan.net
Phone: 203-752-9794 ext. 14
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Practice Areas:

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Education Law
  • Municipal Law


  • B.A., Yale University
  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law



David began concentrating on employment and labor law issues in law school. At Hofstra University School of Law, he received various honorary awards in recognition of his concentrated study of public and private sector labor law. He also served as Law Clerk to the General Counsel for the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations.

In practice, David has continued his focus on the representation of management in labor and employment relations. He has represented employers in state and federal courts, and before various administrative agencies.

David regularly advises employers on all employment and labor law issues including, wage and hour issues, employee discipline and termination, workplace safety, medical and disability leave, reductions in force, non-competition and trade secret matters.

He is also experienced in counseling employers on the special issues that arise when an employer has multi-state locations.

David has also served as an adjunct professor of labor relations at Teikyo Post University and as an instructor for certificate programs in human resources management and personnel relations. He has lectured before a variety of trade and professional associations on labor law topics, including privacy issues in the workplace, union awareness, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, and wrongful termination.

Additionally, David has been consistently recognized as one of “Connecticut’s Super Lawyers” and ”New England’s Super Lawyers”
by Law and Politics.

Professional Associations:

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and
    Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association

Admitted to Practice:

  • Connecticut, New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit