Ryan E. Abernethy

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Ryan Abernethy is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Ryan has successfully represented clients in all areas of employment law including the defense of claims involving workplace discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, trade secrets infringements and class actions.  He also regularly counsels clients regarding compliance, risk management, policy preparation and training.

In addition to his employment law practice, Ryan has successfully litigated business, consumer, insurance, contractual, and personal injury disputes, among others. He has obtained defense verdicts in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. He has also obtained positive results for his clients through arbitration and administrative proceedings. He has negotiated many favorable settlements for his clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ryan was the senior associate in a Sacramento based civil defense firm. He also practiced in the Labor & Employment department of a global employment-focused firm in San Francisco. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts with Highest Honors from Arizona State University and his Juris Doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law. He is admitted to practice before all California courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and all U.S. District Courts.

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University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 2009

Arizona State University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2006

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State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section Member

Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Member

Reuben Clark Society Member” to “J. Reuben Clark Law Society Member

National Association of Dealer Counsel Member

Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017

San Francisco Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017 – Labor and Employment