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THOMAS N. Ryan is a founding partner and the managing partner of Laddey Clark & Ryan LLP, a firm with seven offices throughout New Jersey. He is an employment and commercial litigator and a business lawyer who focuses on representingmanagementandindividualsinboth the private and public sectors.

Ryan has litigated cases in both the New Jersey State Superior Courts and in Federal District Court. He has extensive experience in employment discrimination, wrongful termination, discipline, breach of contract, harassment, wage and hour, collective bargaining, and other employment related issues. He reviewsandpreparespersonnelpoliciesandhandbooks, conducts investigations into employee complaints, provides harassment and discrimination training and counsels clients on all employment issues.

In the area of commercial litigation, Ryan has represented corporate and business clients in consumer fraud actions, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, professional negligence, common law fraud and shareholder oppression litigation. He also serves as outside general counsel to corporations, municipalities and business on litigation, commercial agreements, corporate compliance and strategic planning.

Ryan has also been a leader in the legal community, having served as the president of the Sussex County Bar Association and as a continuing member of both the Sussex and Morris County bar associations. He also is a master emeritus of the Sydney Reitman Employment Law Inn of Court.

Ryan has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers each year since 2010. He was a 2018 recipient of the NJBIZ Icon Award which honors business leaders who are helping to grow and encourage New Jersey’s economic development and its business community. He was named among only 50 lawyers in New Jersey to NJBIZ’s 2021 Leaders in the Law.

Ryan earned an Ed. M. from Harvard University, and a JD from Seton Hall University School of Law.

Married with four children, Ryan’s grandparents were natives of Co. Tipperary.





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