Patrick N. Ryan became associated with the firm in 2002, and as of May 1, 2015, became a member of the firm. He primarily represents unions and multi-employer pension and welfare funds. His practice includes counseling unions and funds on issues that arise on a day to day basis, such as interpreting and applying collective bargaining agreements and plan documents. He also provides representation in the evaluation and processing of grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and other administrative proceedings, and in prosecuting and defending litigation in state and federal court. Mr. Ryan has extensive experience in various stages of litigation at both the trial and appellate court levels, including argument before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, with a focus on collecting delinquent fringe benefit contributions and pension fund withdrawal liability.
Mr. Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University in 1996 and his law degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2002. Mr. Ryan is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Wisconsin, and is admitted to practice before the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern and Central District Courts of Illinois, the Eastern and Western District Courts of Wisconsin, and the Northern District Court of Indiana. He is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. In his spare time, Mr. Ryan is an enthusiastic gardener and bread baker, and an occasional maker of beer, cheese, pickles, sausage, bacon, maple syrup, and any other food or drink which might catch his attention.