Young, Ryan L.

140 S. Dearborn StreetSuite 404Chicago, IL 60603

Updated: 11/29/2017


RYAN L. YOUNG focuses his practice by representing employers in labor and employment matters before state, federal and administrative courts. He counsels and defends employers on matters involving harassment claims, discrimination and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, and other labor and employment issues arising under state and federal laws.

Prior to joining Wessels Sherman, Mr. Young was an attorney for Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton where he was the lead...


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Federal, State, and Administrative Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination and Harassment Claims
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Employment Contract/Non-Competition Agreement Matters


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Other Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Chicago Bar Association

Classes and Seminars

  • Whose Headache Is It? Requests for intermittent FMLA leave are the most vexing problem that HR professionals encounter, - April 19, 2013
  • The Illinois Prevailing Wage Act 101, - February 27, 2013
  • Now It's Personal - Employment Laws that Hold Business Owners and Executives Personally Liable: there are more than you think!, - April 27, 2012
  • Key Policies to Include in Employee Handbooks, Helping Employers in a Tough Economy, - May 6, 2011
  • 401(K) Benefit Plan Pitfalls for the New Decade, Helping Employers in a Tough Economy, - May 21, 2010


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    Juris Doctor
    Honors: ABA Labor and Employment Law Trial Competition Team
  • University of Iowa Tippie School of Business, Iowa City, Iowa
    Master of Business Administration
  • University of Iowa College of Business, Iowa City, Iowa
    Bachelor of Business Administration


Published Works

  • Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law, Employment Law Institute 2007 (36th Annual) PLI, October, 2007

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140 S. Dearborn StreetSuite 404Chicago, IL 60603

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