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Ryan McCoy

Senior Associate

San Francisco
Direct: (415) 544-1032
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Mr. McCoy is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw. Mr. McCoy’s practice is focused on helping guide and defend employers in employment-related litigation matters. Mr. McCoy’s practice strengths also include navigating through the difficult procedural hurdles present in class action litigation. He is one of very few California attorneys that has been intimately involved in preparing for and assisting in the defense of a wage and hour class action case at trial.
 
In addition to defending employers in litigation, Mr. McCoy also provides advice and counseling to California employers on labor and employment matters on a variety of topics, including questions regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave violations, wrongful termination, OSHA violations and appeals, and Business and Professions Code section 17200 claims, as well as advising on personnel policies and practices. In addition, Mr. McCoy also represents employers in complex business litigation.
Mr. McCoy is a senior associate in the San Francisco office of Seyfarth Shaw. Mr. McCoy’s practice is focused on helping guide and defend employers in employment-related litigation matters. Mr. McCoy’s practice strengths also include navigating through the difficult procedural hurdles present in class action litigation. He is one of very few California attorneys that has been intimately involved in preparing for and assisting in the defense of a wage and hour class action case at trial.
 
In addition to defending employers in litigation, Mr. McCoy also provides advice and counseling to California employers on labor and employment matters on a variety of topics, including questions regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave violations, wrongful termination, OSHA violations and appeals, and Business and Professions Code section 17200 claims, as well as advising on personnel policies and practices. In addition, Mr. McCoy also represents employers in complex business litigation.

Education

  • J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law (2009)
    Northern California Innocence Project, Legal Extern, 2008-2009 
  • B.A., Loyola Marymount University, Political Science & Economics (2006)
    Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University, Speaker of the Senate

Admissions

  • California

Publications

  • “Local Cannabis Laws and Drug Testing Pitfalls,” Daily Journal (May 18, 2017)
  • “When the Federal Regulations Go Away, State and Local Laws Come to Play,” Five on Friday, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (February 17, 2017)
  • "Court Reaffirms That Anti-SLAPP Motions Aren't Appropriate For Private Workplace Disputes," California Employment Law Letter (May 2016)
  • “P.F. Chang’s Denied Attorneys’ Fees in Wage and Hour Case,” California Employment Law Letter (April 2016)
  • "Discrimination: California Employer May Not Use Evidence Of Conviction To Dismiss Claim," California Employment Law Letter (April 2015)
  • “Employer May Not Use Evidence Of Conviction To Dismiss Discrimination Claim,” California Employment Law Letter (March 2015)
  • "Good News In Continuing Battle Over Enforceability Of Arbitration Agreements," California Employment Law Letter (January 2015)
  • "Wage and Hour Law:  Valid Overtime & Break Policies Are Critical To Defeating Class Claims," California Employment Law Letter (November 2013)
  • “Harassment Complaints To HR Protected From Defamation Suit," California Employment Law Letter (February 2013)
  • "The Devil’s In The Details: Separation Agreement Waiving Right To Bonuses Upheld," California Employment Law Letter (December 2012)
  •  "Two Steps Forward, One Step Back When It Comes To Enforcing Arbitration Agreements," California Employment Law Letter (March 2012)
  •  "Top 10 Things You Should Know About California Employee Handbooks," California Employment Law Letter (December 2011)