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Ryan L. Behndleman

Associate

Atlanta
Direct: (404) 885-6742
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Ryan Behndleman is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. As part of Mr. Behndleman’s practice, he defends employers sued in discrimination lawsuits, advises employers and non-profits in wage & hour matters, and counsels employers regarding non-compete risk assessment.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Behndleman attended Georgia State University College of Law where he was Vice President of Appellate Advocacy for Moot Court. He was also an Associate Research Editor with Law Review and a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association. During law school, Mr. Behndleman interned at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in the Senior Citizens Law Project. He was also a law student intern with the GSU HeLP Legal Services Clinic, where he successfully represented disabled children who had been denied Social Security benefits.

Mr. Behndleman graduated from Georgia State College of Law with the highest pro bono distinction for contributing over 150 hours of pro bono service during law school. In his practice, he continues his dedication to pro bono work by assisting non-profits through the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

Ryan Behndleman is an attorney in the Labor & Employment Department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Atlanta office. As part of Mr. Behndleman’s practice, he defends employers sued in discrimination lawsuits, advises employers and non-profits in wage & hour matters, and counsels employers regarding non-compete risk assessment.

Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Behndleman attended Georgia State University College of Law where he was Vice President of Appellate Advocacy for Moot Court. He was also an Associate Research Editor with Law Review and a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association. During law school, Mr. Behndleman interned at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in the Senior Citizens Law Project. He was also a law student intern with the GSU HeLP Legal Services Clinic, where he successfully represented disabled children who had been denied Social Security benefits.

Mr. Behndleman graduated from Georgia State College of Law with the highest pro bono distinction for contributing over 150 hours of pro bono service during law school. In his practice, he continues his dedication to pro bono work by assisting non-profits through the Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta.

Education

  • J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, summa cum laude, highest pro bono distinction (2016)
    Vice President of Appellate Advocacy, Georgia State College of Law Moot Court
    Associate Research Editor, Georgia State University Law Review
    Vice President, OUTlaw
  • B.A., Georgia State University, summa cum laude (2013)
    Outstanding Performance Award, Regional Undergraduate Mock Trial Competition
    2nd Place,  Georgia State University’s Public Speaking Competition (2011)

Admissions

  • Georgia

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Fulton County Superior Court

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • The Order of the Coif (Inductee)

Presentations

  • "Protecting Trade Secrets in the Social Media Age," Webinar, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 28, 2017)

Publications

  • Co-Author, “Don’t Lose Sleep Over It…Yet,” Employment Law Lookout Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Rock the Senior Vote,” Senior Living & Long-Term Care Blog, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (October 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Don’t Let It Stress You Out: Is Work-Related Stress a Disability?” Labor and Employment Section Newsletter, Atlanta Bar Association (March 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Georgia Uniform Civil Forfeiture Procedure Act,” Georgia State University Law Review (2015)