Ryan C. Stewart is Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department and Labor & Employment Practice Group.
Mr. Stewart has represented clients in federal and state courts across the country at both the trial court and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration, agency, and administrative proceedings. He has experience representing employers in both single plaintiff and class action litigations across a wide range of labor and employment matters, including those involving federal and state wage-and-hour laws, Title VII and other federal and state discrimination laws, disability and accommodation laws, wrongful termination, whistleblower protection statutes, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, unfair labor practices, immigration law and compliance, and executive employment disputes. Mr. Stewart also has experience representing clients in disputes involving high-profile personal tort offenses. He is an accomplished brief writer and has significant experience in trial proceedings, including direct examination of fact witnesses in a National Labor Relations Board proceeding.
In addition to his litigation experience, a substantial portion of Mr. Stewart’s practice involves advising employers on an extensive variety of employment-related issues, including wage-and-hour compliance, joint employment status, independent contractor status, executive separations and related agreements, employee terminations, confidentiality and other employment-related contractual agreements, enforcement of restrictive covenants, employee handbooks and policies, including those related to sexual harassment complaints, affirmative action and other regulatory compliance, and sensitive workplace investigations. Mr. Stewart has advised employers regarding pay equity audits, analysis, and remediation efforts. He also has experience advising clients regarding interactions with the government, including the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Representative engagements include:
Mr. Stewart has also published articles relating to employment law. He recently co-authored an article in Law360’s Expert Analysis series regarding joint employment status under the FLSA and an article regarding the employment-related aspects of the California Immigrant Worker Protection Act.
Mr. Stewart earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School. At Harvard, he served as the Development Chair for the Federalist Society and also received The Dean’s Award for Community Leadership. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Stewart graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with High Honors in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science.
Mr. Stewart is a member of the Florida, Maryland and District of Columbia bars.
Harvard University - 2014 Juris Doctor
Vanderbilt University - 2010 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar