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Ryan P. Lessmann

Office Managing Principal
Denver

P 303-225-2418
F 303-892-5575
LessmannR@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Ryan Lessmann is the Office Managing Principal of the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices primarily in the area of employment litigation, including representing employers against claims alleging discrimination, retaliation, and wrongful termination, matters involving trade secret protection, restrictive covenants and unfair competition, and various contract issues.

Mr. Lessmann also counsels and defends employers in wage and hour compliance matters. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Lessmann was an associate at a large Denver law firm practicing in the areas of employment and general commercial litigation.

Following law school, Mr. Lessmann served as a judicial clerk to The Honorable Nathan B. Coats of the Colorado Supreme Court. During law school, Mr. Lessmann was a summer clerk for the Honorable John Kane, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. Mr. Lessmann also served as an articles editor for the Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, a research assistant to Professor Carolyn Ramsey, and a legal writing teacher’s assistant.

In his spare time, Mr. Lessmann enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, competing in various athletic endeavors, and recreating in Colorado’s mountains.

Honors and Recognitions

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Published Works

  • "New Colorado Law Allows Employees to Take Leave to Care for Civil Union and Domestic Partners," Law Week Colorado (May 2013)
  • "The Case for Heightened Protections on the Galapagos Islands" Colo. J. Intl. Entl.L & Pol’y 15.117 (January 2004) [Author]
  • "The Meaning of “Loss” under the Commercial Crime Policy" [Co-Author]
  • "Current Protections on the Galapagos Islands are Inadequate: the International Maritime Organization Should Declare the Islands a Particularly Sensitive Sea Area," Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy

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September 25, 2017
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Ryan Lessman and Stephanie Lewis Author "How Driverless Cars, Drones and More are Changing Your Workplace"

September 25, 2017

Ryan Lessman and Stephanie Lewis author "How Driverless Cars, Drones and More are Changing Your Workplace," published by Workforce Magazine. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

May 24, 2017
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Ryan Lessman Comments on Immigration Attorney Marcela Mendoza Joining Jackson Lewis from Ogletree Deakins

May 24, 2017

Ryan Lessman comments on Marcela Mendoza joining Jackson Lewis' Immigration Practice Group from Ogletree Deakins in "Jackson Lewis Gains Ogletree Deakins Immigration Atty," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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How Driverless Cars, Drones and More are Changing Your Workplace

May 11, 2017

Nobody knows for sure when the driverless car revolution will hit, but most are certain it will. Estimates of when the application of self-driving vehicles will occur range from a few years to several decades. However, many companies are scheduled to launch driverless vehicles in the 2019 to 2021 timeframe. The U.S. Secretary of... Read More

January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any... Read More

June 27, 2016

New Colorado Law Grants Employees Access to Personnel Files

June 27, 2016

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed into law new requirements specifying when and how private-sector employers must respond to their employees’ requests for inspection and copying of their personnel files. Prior to this law, Colorado had no law granting private-sector employees access to their personnel records. The... Read More

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