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Ryan P. Lessmann

Office Managing Principal
Denver

P 303-225-2418
F 303-892-5575
Ryan.Lessmann@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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January 16, 2018
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Jackson Lewis Bolsters Disability, Leave and Health Management Practice with Addition of Megan Holstein in Denver

January 16, 2018

DENVER, CO (January 16, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Megan Holstein has joined the firm’s Denver office as a Principal. Ms. Holstein joins the firm from ReedGroup, where she was the Vice President of Compliance. Her work focuses on the Family and Medical Leave Act (... Read More

December 22, 2017
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Samia Kirmani and Ryan Lessmann Discuss How Employers Can Strengthen Preventive Efforts in the Post-Weinstein Era

December 22, 2017

Samia Kirmani and Ryan Lessmann offer employers recommendations for tackling the problem of workplace sexual harassment in Bloomberg BNA's "Post-Weinstein: Now is the Time to Stamp out Sexual Harassment." Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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

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March 8, 2018

Colorado Law Claims for Unpaid Wages Limited to Two or Three Years Prior to Termination

March 8, 2018

Under the Colorado Wage Claim Act (CWCA), a terminated employee’s right to seek unpaid wages or compensation at termination is subject to the two- or three-year statute of limitations found in the CWCA, the Colorado Supreme Court has held. Hernandez v. Domenico Farms, Inc., 2018 CO 15 (Mar. 5, 2018). The Court also clarified that the... Read More

May 11, 2017

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

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Executive Series: Bolstering Your Preventive Practices to Meet the New Wave of Harassment Claims

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