Ryan P. O'Connor

Ryan P. O'Connor

Associate

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.

Concentrations

  • Employment litigation and counseling
  • ERISA litigation

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Clerkships
  • Hon. Thomas F. Brogan, Superior Court of New Jersey, 2012-2013
Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York