Laura Ryan is senior counsel in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Insurance and Employment Groups.
Ms. Ryan's insurance practice focuses on advising insurers on complex coverage issues under professional liability, commercial general liability, and employment practices liability insurance. She also represents insurers in declaratory relief and bad faith litigation. Ms. Ryan has authored hundreds of coverage opinions in connection with construction defect, environmental, wrongful termination and other professional liability matters. As a member of the Employment Group, Ms. Ryan's practice focuses on litigation, which includes defending employers in a variety of legal claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, employee classification issues, retaliation, breach of contract, and other related employment matters.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ryan served as a law clerk for the California Supreme Court and as a research attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, she was a litigation associate at a Boston-based law firm, where she gained substantial experience in employment, construction defect and insurance law.
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit and Ninth Circuit
Massachusetts Bar Association
California Bar Association
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