Ryan P. O'Connor

Ryan P. O'Connor


Ryan O’Connor represents employers across multiple industries in connection with a variety of labor and employment law matters, including the defense of discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination claims. He also advises clients on internal employment matters, including employment contracts and separation agreements, employer policies and handbooks, and wage and hour compliance.


  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • ERISA litigation



  • Defended manufacturer employer against age discrimination and implied contract claims, resulting in no-cause jury verdict.°
  • Obtained summary judgment for healthcare employer on retaliation claim based on novel theory relating to an employee’s refusal to participate in an investigation into a discrimination complaint.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. O’Connor prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Reggie B. Walton, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2011

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New Jersey Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2017-2018
  • Presidents’ Council Member, Patriots’ Path Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Mentor/Volunteer, NJ Law and Education Empowerment Project


  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2012
    • Associate Editor, Federal Circuit Bar Journal
    • President, Mock Trial Board
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2009
  • Hon. Thomas F. Brogan, Superior Court of New Jersey, 2012-2013
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey