If litigation occurs, Ryan & Ryan first seeks to understand a particular client’s goals, and then creates a litigation strategy to fit those goals. Before developing a strategy for a particular case, we first and foremost listen to our clients. Once an initial strategy is developed the Firm continually updates the client and if necessary, works with the client to modify strategy. We offer significant experience in state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York to defend against wrongful termination, discriminatory discharge claims, and a variety of state law claims. The Firm also represents employers before all governmental agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, State Board of Labor Relations, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
The Firm’s reputation, and proven cost-effective representation of employers in labor and employment law matters is recognized and respected. Ryan & Ryan’s reputation helps clients in litigation with both judges and opposing counsel. This respect in the legal community greatly assists clients at trial or any court mandated settlement conferences.
In addition, Ryan & Ryan is often asked by lawyers from outside Connecticut to serve as their Connecticut local counsel for matters pending in the state or federal courts or at certain administrative agencies. These firms look to us as a Connecticut employment law litigation firm because of our litigation experience before courts and agencies, the Firm’s knowledge of local rules and process, and our respect with employment law lawyers and judges.
When asked by law firms to act as local counsel the Firm provides only the amount of work asked of it by lead counsel. Sometimes because of Ryan & Ryan’s labor and employment law knowledge we are asked to actively assist lead counsel with motions and trial preparation. As with clients we believe that communication with lead counsel is critical as litigation advances. The Firm enjoys the collaborative nature of the local counsel relationship and treats the lead counsel’s client as its own.