Perspectiva General

Ryan P. Hammond represents management in proceedings and unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in employment discrimination and wage and hour litigation, including class actions. He also represents clients in arbitration and mediation, and in collective bargaining negotiations.  

Appearing in state and federal courts in Washington and before administrative agencies such as the NLRB, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, he routinely handles matters that arise under:

  • The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Washington wage and hour laws
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Washington Law Against Discrimination
  • The Washington Industrial Insurance Act

Additionally, Ryan represents and advises employers in noncompetition, nonsolicitation and trade secret matters. He also conducts management training on a variety of labor and employment law topics.

Ryan developed an interest in labor and employment law while working for an employer that experienced a Teamsters Union strike in 1997. He now frequently speaks on employment law topics to lawyers, labor relations professionals and human resources professionals.

Most often, he works with clients in the following industries:

  • Pharmaceutical
  • Healthcare
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Hospitality
  • Transportation

Ryan has practiced labor and employment law his entire career. Prior to joining Littler in 2005, he worked as an associate at a management-side labor and employment law firm advising and representing clients in labor and employment matters.

*Not licensed to practice in Alaska. Acting only in the capacity of a management role.

Afiliaciones Profesionales y Comunitarias


Defense Research Institute


American Academy of Trial Lawyers


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Speaking Engagements

FMLA, ADA and Beyond: Current Leave and Accommodation Issues

Seattle, WA

March 24, 2016

Tough Reasonable Accommodation Scenarios

Seattle, WA

February 28, 2013

Nuts and Bolts of Hiring and Firing

March 7, 2012

Employment Law Update

February 1, 2012

What’s Hot? What’s Not? Employment Law Trends to Watch for in 2011

March 25, 2011

2010 Employment Law Update

March 18, 2010


  • J.D., Willamette University College of Law, 2001
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1998

Admisión de la barra

District of Columbia


  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Washington State Supreme Court
  • US District Court: Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington