Andria Ryan is a partner in the Atlanta office and she serves as the chair of the firm's Hospitality Industry Practice Group. She represents employers in virtually every area of employment and labor law.

Andria represents employees throughout the United States in defending employment discrimination and harassment cases as well as handling traditional labor matters such as unfair labor practices and union campaigns.

She spends much of her time counseling employers in day to day employment and labor decisions and educating employers about prevention and practical solutions to workplace problems.

She is a frequent speaker to industry groups and human resources professionals on such topics as avoiding harassment in the workplace, maintaining a union free workplace, avoiding discrimination claims, proper interviewing, and effective discipline and discharge techniques.

In 2007 she received the Chairman's Award from the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association for her development of the Employment Compliance Guide for Colorado Hospitality Employers. She has also been honored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association and the Washington Lodging Association for valuable contributions by an Allied member. Andria is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.


How To Prevent, Handle Employee Theft
December 19, 2014

Employee Theft – Protecting More Than Property
December 15, 2014

What to Do About ‘Ban the Box'
December 11, 2014

How To Avoid Lawsuits From Tipped Employees
August 10, 2014

Don't Let A Tattoo Or Haircut Become A Liability
June 11, 2014

Managing the Complex Web of Leave of Absence Laws
March 9, 2014

Dress Codes And Appearance Policies - A Practical And Legal Guide For The Dental Office
November 1, 2013

Creating a Look Can Cost You
October 1, 2013

To Be Actionable, Credit Reports Must Be Flawed
April 15, 2013

The Practical And Legal Issues Around Establishing An ‘Appearance Code'
March 15, 2013

Beware: EEOC Focusing on Criminal Checks
March 10, 2013

Don't Underestimate Value Of Prompt, Thorough Investigation
January 1, 2013

Government Audits: How To Respond
March 7, 2012

Government Audits: Get Your House In Order
March 6, 2012

Government Audits: What Do They Want?
March 5, 2012

Prepare Now: Hospitality Industry Draws U.S. Labor Department's Focus
September 7, 2010

Keeping the Lawyers at Bay: Terminating Employees is Risky Business, and the Trick Is to Do It Without Litigating
October 1, 2007

Touchy Situation: Hire Right to Protect Your Business
May 1, 2007

Fake - A Cautionary Tale About Hiring Decisions
May 1, 2005

Quotes and Soundbites

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite
November 19, 2015

How To Avoid A Legal Hangover After Your Holiday Party
December 12, 2014

Minimize Risk at Holiday Parties By Reminding Employees of Behavior Policies
December 8, 2014

Andria Lure Ryan in Digital Economics: Dress Codes And Appearance Policies
December 17, 2013

How To Oversee Practice Staff's Appearance — Legally
May 7, 2012

Newsletter Articles

Can You Judge A Book By Its Cover? Adopting And Enforcing Dress Codes And Appearance Policies
December 1, 2015

Proposed OT Regulations Will Hit Hospitality Industry Hard
September 1, 2015

Are Your Contractors Actually Employees? DOL Says Probably Yes
September 1, 2015

Conference Attracts Industry-Focused Lawyers And Hospitality Leaders
March 2, 2015

Understanding "Ban the Box" Laws
December 1, 2014

Tattoos, Haircuts, and Head Coverings
May 30, 2014

"And By The Way, Are You A Criminal?"
March 1, 2013

Can You Refuse To Hire A Felon?
March 1, 2012


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, DC
    J.D. 1988
  • American University, Washington, DC
    B.A. 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia