Ryan Harrison, Sr. is an associate in the Sacramento, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on defending employers in single plaintiff litigation matters in state and federal court, and at arbitration. He also has experience litigating labor disputes before the Public Employment Relations Board and litigating employee disciplinary matters and grievances in labor arbitration. He is also an experienced investigator, having conducted hundreds of neutral investigations for public and private sector employers regarding issues of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, conflicts of interest, embezzlement, and government corruption. Ryan has also provided advice and counsel for local government entities on ethics issues falling under the purview of the Fair Political Practices Commission.
Prior to his legal career, Ryan served as a dignitary protection law enforcement officer in the California State Senate, later returning to the institution as a policy consultant, and then becoming the principal internal investigator for the Senate Rules Committee during the height of the #MeToo movement.
During law school, Ryan externed for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California and competed on the number one nationally ranked UC Hastings Moot Court competition team. Ryan also co-founded a student legislative lobbying corps that helped secure a substantial apportionment to the law school enabling the construction two new campus buildings and the renovation of a third.
Ryan is committed to serving his community. In addition to his service on multiple state and local boards, he has served as a planning commissioner and as a Board of Appeals Commissioner for the City of West Sacramento.