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

  • New York
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania

  • Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania Awards of Distinction – Committee Member
  • Allegheny Health Network Cancer Advisory Board – Board Member
  • PBA Federal Practice Committee, Member
  • 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

Awards & Recognition

  • Dress for Success, Your Hour, Your Power (Annual Women’s History and International Women’s Day) – 2022 Honoree
  • 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, 2009-2022
    • 2020: “Casey Ryan advises on an array of employment disputes such as discrimination claims, breach of contract litigation and wrongful discharge disputes. Source say her ‘work product is stellar’ and describe her as ‘a very fine lawyer and a great counselor.’"
  • 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, 2006-2023
  • 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, 2012-2021

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