Ryan Kilpatrick represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including administrative proceedings and civil litigation regarding claims for employment discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) class actions, wrongful termination, wage-and-hour litigation, and other claims under state and federal law.

In addition, Ryan provides advice and counsel to employers on a variety of legal issues including regulatory compliance, employee relations, separation and disciplinary issues, hiring, termination, employee leave, restrictive covenants, compensation benefits, reimbursements, reasonable accommodations, restrictive covenants, safety protocols, and company policies.

Ryan has gained considerable labor law and industry experience representing shipping terminals out of the Long Beach/Los Angeles Harbor. In the course of his representation, he assisted with traditional labor law issues, union relations and collective bargaining against a powerful and aggressive union. Ryan’s unique experience has given him a nuanced understanding of operations within the marine and shipping industry.

Before entering law school, Ryan made a living as a singer-songwriter. Today he rarely performs publicly. However, he continues to nurture his passion by playing piano in his free time. Outside of work, Ryan enjoys film, live music/performing arts, and traveling with his wife.