Hayes Ryan is the Managing Partner of Gordon & Rees' Chicago office and member of the firm's Executive Committee. He handles a wide range of litigation, including matters involving employment law, environmental and chemical exposure claims, product liability, business disputes, professional liability and consumer fraud. His experience includes lead counsel roles in jury trials and arbitrations. Mr. Ryan has well proven experience representing Fortune 500 clients in complex, multi-plaintiff product liability class actions and mass torts, including currently serving as National Coordinating Counsel for the largest full line wheel-service equipment manufacturer in North America.
Mr. Ryan's business and business owner clients also utilize his services to assist with various complex commercial disputes, including breach of contract, business fraud, investor disagreements, alliance and joint venture disputes, construction contracts, purchase and sale matters. He also serves as outside general counsel to a large regional health management provider that designs and administers partially self-funded healthcare plans for middle-market companies involving an extensive network of partnerships with broker/clients and strategic vendors.
Additionally, Mr. Ryan handles numerous real estate matters, including escrow, landlord-tenant class actions. He also defends professional liability claims, including those focused on insurance agents and brokers.
State Bar of Illinois
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Defense Counsel
University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation
Gordon & Rees Diversity Committee