U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court Northern District of California
U.S. District Court Southern District of California
U.S. District Court Central District of California
Ryan Abernethy is a senior attorney in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. 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.
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California, J.D., 2009
Arizona State University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2006
State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section Member
Sacramento County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section Member
J. Reuben Clark Law Society Member
Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Sacramento Class of 2019
Stanford Settlement, Board Member
CCHAT, Advisory Board Member
Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2017 – 2019
San Francisco Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2017 – Labor and Employment