Kristine V. Ryan

Kristine V. Ryan: Attorney with Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, P.C. Employment Attorneys


Ms. Ryan joined Nukk-Freeman & Cerra in 2007, bringing extensive experience litigating complex matters in state and federal court both in and outside the tri-state area. Through her prior firm, Ms. Ryan was seconded to a large pharmaceutical company, providing in-house assistance on a variety of transactional and litigation matters. She has experience negotiating and drafting a variety of contractual arrangements, including clinical trial agreements, and providing assistance with respect to employment, product liability, and environmental litigation matters. At Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, Ms. Ryan’s practice focuses on employment litigation, where she develops and executes litigation strategies with respect to employment claims arising under state and federal law. Ms. Ryan represents management exclusively on matters including, but not limited to, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA and wage and hour issues. Ms. Ryan also has experience before administrative agencies (including state and federal EEO agencies and the DOL).

Listed in Super Lawyers, Employment Law (2013 - 2016)
Listed Super Lawyers Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense: Products (2007)
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association "Rising Star" (2003)


• The FDA’s Enhanced Post-Marketing Safety Surveillance Authority Under The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Amendments Act of 2007: A Litigation Sword or Shield?, Pharma Advisor (October 9, 2007), co-authored by Diane E. Lifton
• Respond to New Mass Tort Litigation With a Global Strategy, New Jersey Law Journal (January 29, 2001), co-authored by Diane E. Lifton


Gibbons P.C., Newark, New Jersey, Associate (1997-2006); Of Counsel (2006-2007)


Honorable Alfred J. Lechner (1996-1997)
United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Seton Hall University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1996)
Director, Moot Court Board
Villanova University (B.A., English, Minor in Business, cum laude, 1991)


State of New Jersey, 1996
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 1996
Third Circuit Court of Appeals, 1996

Areas of Practice (66)

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Drug Product Liability Defense
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employee Benefits
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Drug Testing
  • Employee Privacy
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employer Rights
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Claims
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Defense
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Rights
  • Employment Terminiation
  • Employment at Will
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Law
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Executive Severance Contracts
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Federal Employment Law
  • Harassment
  • Human Resources Law
  • Management Employment Law
  • Management Labor Law
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Noncompete Litigation
  • Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Personnel Policies
  • Personnel Training
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Prevailing Wage Litigation
  • Public Sector Employment Law
  • Reductions in Force
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Wrongful Termination Defense
  • Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • E-Discovery
  • Federal Civil Litigation
  • Federal Litigation
  • U.S. Supreme Court Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
973-5665-9100  Phone
973-665-9101  Fax
University Attended:
Villanova University, B.A., English, Minor in Business
Law School Attended:
Seton Hall University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Director
Year of First Admission:
1996, New Jersey; 1996, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
New Jersey State Bar Association.
Birth Information:
April 10, 1969
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Minority - Owned

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