Lena P. Ryan

Managing Associate
Employment Law

Lena Ryan’s practice includes providing advice and counsel to clients on employment law issues and litigating lawsuits in state and federal court involving issues such as discrimination, harassment, whistleblowing, wage-and-hour violations, and employment-related torts and contacts.

Lena’s experience includes work on multiple trials, including second-chairing a jury trial in federal court, securing a complete defense verdict for her client in a case involving whistleblower allegations.

Orrick’s Employment Law and Litigation group was recently named Labor & Employment Department of the Year in California by The Recorder, the premier source for legal news, in recognition of their significant wins on behalf of leading multinational companies on today’s most complex and challenging employment law matters.

Before joining Orrick, Lena worked as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Andrew D. Hurwitz on the Arizona Supreme Court. Lena also was a summer associate at Heller Ehrman, Osborn Maledon, and Perkins Coie.

Lena Ryan
  • J.D., summa cum laude, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, 2008
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science and Spanish, University of Arizona, 2004
  • The Recorder California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • The Recorder California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Arizona Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Honors College DaVinci Award
  • Honors College Academic Award of Excellence
  • The Hon. Andrew D. Hurwitz, Vice Chief Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
  • The Hon. Cindy K. Jorgenson, U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona

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