M. Frances Ryan
Ms. Ryan is an owner and Partner of Wusinich, Sweeney & Ryan, LLC.
Ms. Ryan is a seasoned litigator and advisor with decades of experience in state and federal courts. Her practice focuses on employment law and civil litigation, including class actions, discrimination matters, non-compete and trade secret litigation and other contract and commercial disputes. Ms. Ryan, a former partner in a major international law firm, has represented clients in class actions and mass tort matters in state and federal courts. She has achieved favorable results for clients in cases alleging race harassment and discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, sex harassment and discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination and other areas of employment law. Ms. Ryan has conducted numerous labor arbitrations. Ms. Ryan has substantial experience litigating emergency injunction matters in courts around the United States. Ms. Ryan has extensive first chair experience trying cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators.
A former six year Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Ms. Ryan also represents attorneys in Pennsylvania disciplinary board matters.
Ms. Ryan grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania and attended the University of Scranton, B.A. 1988, summa cum laude. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, J.D. 1991 With Honors, where she was a member of the University of Chicago Law Review. She clerked for Hon. Franklin Van Antwerpen of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 1991 to 1992. Ms. Ryan then joined Dechert LLP in Philadelphia, where she was elected a partner. Past clients include The Boeing Company, Siemens Medical, Philadelphia Newspapers, The Travelers Companies, 3M, and Glaxo SmithKline, PriceWaterhouse Coopers and Consolidated Rail.