Frantz Ward is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan T. Smith
as Associate to its Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ryan will become the newest member of the firm's nationally-recognized labor and employment practice.
Ryan T. Smith
focuses his practice on employment litigation and labor relations. He represents management in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in a wide range of matters, including employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, wage and hour disputes, including class and collective actions, and breaches of non-competition and other types of employment agreements. Ryan also represents employers in traditional labor matters, at arbitrations and before the National Labor Relations Board. When not representing employers in active disputes, Ryan counsels them on key employment decisions such as wage and hour compliance, leave administration, and terminations, and on various aspects of the collective bargaining relationship. He also drafts employment agreements and policy manuals.
Ryan received his J.D., cum laude
, from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2011 and his B.S. from Miami University in 2007.
The Frantz Ward Labor and Employment Practice Group
provides effective human resources strategies, counseling, and training to help clients avoid costly litigation, lengthy government investigations, and other outside party intervention. The group represents national, regional, and local employers in the full spectrum of traditional and emerging labor law issues. The practice and its attorneys have been nationally-recognized by prestigious third-party rankings, such as Band 1, the highest rank, in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
and U.S. News & World Report's
"Best Law Firms."