Monica M. Ryden

  • Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C. (854 Attorneys)
  • 2398 East Camelback Road, Suite 1060, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Monica Ryden is Of Counsel in the Phoenix, Arizona, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 10 years of experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts.

Ms. Ryden advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, negligent hiring, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. She also litigates non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secrets misappropriation disputes.

Ms. Ryden advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, and resolve employee relations problems, including workplace violence. She also advises employers on personnel policies and handbooks.

While attending law school, Ms. Ryden was an extern with the EEOC Phoenix District Office. She also served as President of the Women Law Students Association.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Former Board Member
•Barrett, The Honors College, Former Alumni Board Member
•Hispanic National Bar Association, Mentoring Program, Volunteer
•Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Former Board Member
•State Bar of Arizona, Legal Writing Program, Volunteer


August 1, 2016

New Laws Define Independent Contractor Status in Arizona

Effective on August 6, 2016, Arizona law on employment relationships will allow employers contracting with an independent contractor to prove the existence of such a relationship by having the independent contractor sign a declaration. Under the new law, the execution of a declaration creates a rebuttable presumption that an independent...

Areas of Practice (4)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-714-7072  Phone
602-714-7045  Fax
University Attended:
Arizona State University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1999
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
Year of First admission:
2005, Arizona; 2006, U.S., District Court, District of Arizona

Professional Associations and Activities

•Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
•Arizona Women Lawyers Association
•DRI, Employment and Labor Law Committee
•Hispanic National Bar Association
•Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association
•National Association of Women Lawyers
•Society for Human Resource Management
•State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section


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