Ryan Redekopp focuses his practice on employment law on behalf of employers, including individual and class litigation and dispute resolution, advice and counseling, and business transaction support.
Ryan is an experienced advisor and litigator regarding a wide range of employment-related issues, including hiring, discipline, disability accommodation, leave management, termination, reductions in force, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, noncompetition, and wage and hour matters. As a litigator, he represents clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before federal, state, and local fair employment practices agencies.
In addition to resolving employment disputes when they occur, Ryan counsels his clients through day-to-day employment decisions, modifications to human resources policies and practices, investigations, and internal audits before disputes arise. He frequently advises clients regarding the employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions and he regularly drafts and negotiates the terms of executive employment agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, and separation agreements.
Ryan’s clients range from publicly traded companies with global workforces to startups, non-profits, and school districts. He represents employers with both unionized and non-unionized workforces across numerous sectors, including tech, transportation, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, healthcare, education, and professional services. He also counsels places of public accommodation and public transportation providers regarding their non-discrimination and accessibility obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal and state anti-discrimination laws.
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2012–2019
- Received the Jim Ellis Pro Bono Award for dedication to providing pro bono legal services (2006)
- “Time is Money: Properly Paying Non-exempt Employees,” K&L Gates Client Briefing, October 27, 2010
- "Title II(A) of the ADA and Public Transit," Washington State Transit Association Leadership Retreat, July 31, 2009