Overview

Ryan Krueger is a partner in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office.

Areas of Practice

Ryan specializes in labor and employment matters on behalf of employers, including defending wage and hour class actions and PAGA matters, defending employment discrimination, wrongful termination, and sexual harassment claims, and counseling employers regarding California and federal employment law issues.  He has experience in all aspects of employment litigation, including brief writing and oral argument, taking and defending depositions, and negotiating settlements.  He has also second chaired multiple trials and arbitrations, and argued before the California Court of Appeal. 

Experience

Experience

Select Cases - Jury and Bench Trials, and Arbitrations 

  • January 2016 – Jury Trial (12 days)
    Court: Los Angeles (Hon. Michael Johnson)
    Case: Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
    Role: Second Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Plaintiff
  • September 2017 – Arbitration (5 days)
    Arbitration: (Hon. James L. Warren, Ret., Hon. Haley J. Fromholz, Ret., Hon. Charles S. Vogel, Ret.)
    Case: Legal malpractice
    Role: Second Chair Attorney
    Verdict: Defense
  • September 2017 – Arbitration (2 days)
    Arbitration: (Hon. James Adler, Ret.)
    Case: Disability Discrimination, Failure to Accommodate, Failure to Engage in Interactive Process, Retaliation and Wrongful Termination
    Role: Second Chair Attorney
    Verdict: Defense
  • November 2017 – Jury Trial (12 days)
    Court: Orange County Superior Court (Hon. Derek Hunt)
    Case: Gender Discrimination, Retaliation, Failure to Accommodate, Failure to Engage in Interactive Process and Disability Discrimination
    Role: Third Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Defense
  • March 2021 – Bench Trial (4 days)
    Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court (Hon. Yolanda Orozco)
    Case: Sexual Harassment
    Role: Second Chair Trial Attorney 
    Verdict: Defense
  • August 2021 – Jury Trial (9 days)
    Court: Riverside Superior Court (Hon. Carol A. Greene)
    Case: Pregnancy Harassment/Discrimination, Retaliation, Failure to Accommodate, Failure to Prevent, Defamation, Wrongful Termination
    Role: Third Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Plaintiff-Defamation only
  • August 2022 - Jury Trial (27 days)
    Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court (Hon. Stephen Czuleger) 
    Case: Sexual Harassment/Assault, Retaliation in Employment and Education
    Role: Second Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Defense 
  • September 2022 - Jury Trial (7 days)
    Court: Los Angeles County Superior Court (Hon. Daniel Murphy)
    Case: Sexual Harassment, Retaliation
    Role: Second Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Defense 
  • October 2022 - Arbitration (3 days)
    Arbitration: (Hon. John Adler, Ret.)
    Case: Retaliation, Disability Discrimination
    Role: Second Chair Trial Attorney
    Verdict: Pending 

Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • "The Rising Stakes of Workers' Misclassification Under California Law," Continuing Education of the Bar -  California, November 2021

Events

Education

J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 2013

B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2008, with distinction

Clerkships

  • Extern to the Honorable Morton Denlow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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