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Laura G. Ryan

Senior Counsel

(619) 544-7235
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San Diego
101 W. Broadway
Suite 2000
San Diego, CA 92101


Los Angeles
633 West Fifth Street
52nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071


Orange County
2211 Michelson Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612


Education

J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law

  • Two American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research and Writing
  • Senior Member, Law Review

B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Languages

  • Spanish

Laura Ryan is senior counsel in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Insurance and Employment Groups.

Ms. Ryan's insurance practice focuses on advising insurers on complex coverage issues under professional liability, commercial general liability, and employment practices liability insurance. She also represents insurers in declaratory relief and bad faith litigation. Ms. Ryan has authored hundreds of coverage opinions in connection with construction defect, environmental, wrongful termination and other professional liability matters. As a member of the Employment Group, Ms. Ryan's practice focuses on litigation, which includes defending employers in a variety of legal claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, employee classification issues, retaliation, breach of contract, and other related employment matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ryan served as a law clerk for the California Supreme Court and as a research attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, she was a litigation associate at a Boston-based law firm, where she gained substantial experience in employment, construction defect and insurance law.

Admissions

California
Massachusetts 
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit and Ninth Circuit

Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
California Bar Association

Community Involvement

Glide Memorial Church Kitchen
Race for the Cure
First Graduate

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Contact

(619) 544-7235

lryan@grsm.com


Offices

San Diego

Los Angeles

Orange County

Education

J.D., cum laude, University of San Francisco School of Law

  • Two American Jurisprudence Awards in Legal Research and Writing
  • Senior Member, Law Review

B.A., University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Laura G. Ryan

Senior Counsel

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Biography

Laura Ryan is senior counsel in the San Diego office of Gordon & Rees and a member of the Insurance and Employment Groups.

Ms. Ryan's insurance practice focuses on advising insurers on complex coverage issues under professional liability, commercial general liability, and employment practices liability insurance. She also represents insurers in declaratory relief and bad faith litigation. Ms. Ryan has authored hundreds of coverage opinions in connection with construction defect, environmental, wrongful termination and other professional liability matters. As a member of the Employment Group, Ms. Ryan's practice focuses on litigation, which includes defending employers in a variety of legal claims including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour matters, employee classification issues, retaliation, breach of contract, and other related employment matters.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Ryan served as a law clerk for the California Supreme Court and as a research attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. In addition, she was a litigation associate at a Boston-based law firm, where she gained substantial experience in employment, construction defect and insurance law.

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Admissions

California
Massachusetts 
U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California
United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit and Ninth Circuit

Memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
California Bar Association

Community Involvement

Glide Memorial Church Kitchen
Race for the Cure
First Graduate

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