Ryan Burandt is an Associate in the firm’s Chicago office, and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment group.
Mr. Burandt offers practical, cost-effective guidance to employers and executives in employment and labor relations matters. He helps employers and executives evaluate and respond to potential legal risks while mitigating disruption to their businesses.
His practice includes providing day-to-day advice to employers and executives on workplace investigations, noncompete agreements and other restrictive covenants, workplace policy development, discipline and discharge, wage and hour compliance, as well as general compliance with state and federal employment laws.
Mr. Burandt also represents employers and executives in complex litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitral forums. His litigation work includes representing employers and executives in restrictive covenant and trade secret misappropriation disputes, disputes over contract interpretation, wrongful discharge claims, complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, wage and hour class and collective actions, unfair labor practice charges filed with the National Labor Relations Board, and disputes related to the collective bargaining relationship.
He has published articles on a number of employment topics, including interference with rights of employees under the NLRA, drafting specific contract clauses in employment agreements, and multiemployer pension plans.
Before he began practicing law, Mr. Burandt was an artillery officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. While serving in the Marine Corps, he held a number of leadership roles involving operational planning and risk assessment.
- Denison University, B.A., 2010
- Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 2018
- Illinois, 2018
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2018
- Member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
- Member, American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Law Section
- Member, American Bar Association – Legal Innovation Team
- Volunteer, Community Law Project