Casey Ryan Photo

Casey is the Global Head of Legal Personnel and a member of the firm's Senior Management Team.


  • University of Notre Dame Law School, 1996, J.D., Lead Articles Editor, Journal of Law Ethics and Public Policy
  • University of Notre Dame, 1993, B.A., English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

  • Pennsylvania

  • State Supreme Court - Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • Girl Scouts of Western PA – Awards of Distinction Honorary Committee 
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, Member
  • National Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being, Task Force Member
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, Law Advisory Council, Member
  • Best Lawyers – Member of the Advisory Board
  • Leadership Pittsburgh – Member of the Board of Directors
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute – Faculty Member and Course Planner, Employment Law Institute – West
  • United Way of Allegheny County – Member of the Board of Directors
  • United Way of Allegheny County – Co-Chair of the Women’s Leadership Council (2013-2015)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Member


  • Named Junior Achievement’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni
  • Named to the Legal Intelligencer’s 2019 List of Pennsylvania Trailblazers
  • Ranked in the “Top 50 Ally Executives for 2019” for OUTstanding LGB&T & Role Models List
  • Recognized for championing the advancement of women, named to the 2019 “HERoes Women Role Model Lists” by Involve
  • Named to Corporate Counsel's 2019 Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards in the category "Women's Legal Awards"
  • Named a “Distinguished Leader” by The Legal Intelligencer for 2019
  • Named Lawyer of the Year 2018 in the area of Litigation – Labor and Employment (PA - Pittsburgh) 
  • Recognized as a U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" National Tier 1 ranked firm for Labor Law - Management
  • Named Lawyer of the Year 2017 in the area of Employment Law (PA - Pittsburgh)
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for Pennsylvania Labor & Employment, 2009-2020
  • Recognized by Legal 500 - Workplace and Employment Counseling:
    • 2017: Pittsburgh-based, Casey Ryan is highly regarded.
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, and Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2006-2020
  • Included in The US Legal 500 and described as: "The finest attorney I have every worked with - loyal, fiercely competitive but always in a positive professional manner."
  • Included on Employment Law 360's 2010 national list of 10 labor and employment lawyers under 40 to watch
  • Selected by the Pittsburgh Business Times as a "2014 BusinessWomen First" honoree
  • Recipient of the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania’s 2015 Awards of Distinction in the category “Woman of Distinction in Government & Law”
  • Ranked in the "Top 50 Women List" in the nomination, research and blue ribbon review process, Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, (2015-2016) 
  • Selected as a "2006 Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer
  • Selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for Employment & Labor, 2005-2007, 2011, and the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for Employment & Labor, 2012-2020

Notable Quotes

  • April 2020  “Lawyer Well Being Champions” National Task Force on Lawyer Well Being 
  • 2 May 2018 "'Mommy Track' Lawsuit Aside, Many Firms Look to Make Easier on Parents," The American Lawyer
  • 8 March 2017 "Big Law Firm Starts to Let Associates Work From Home" Bloomberg Law
  • 15 June 2016 “What It Takes To Get Hired At A Big Law Firm” Law360