Bio

Ryne Posey advises clients across a broad range of industries on the full spectrum of labor and employment matters, including compliance and counseling, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and transactional matters. Mr. Posey’s regular compliance and counseling work includes advising on domestic and global pay equity reviews; conducting workplace investigations; preventing unfair competition and trade secret misappropriation; planning and implementing reductions in force; and developing, implementing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures. These policies and procedures include those regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, affirmative action and equal employment opportunities; medical leave and disability accommodation; wages and hours; exempt and non-exempt employee classification; independent contractor classification; hiring/firing; layoff notification; employee privacy; and workplace security.

In addition, Mr. Posey represents clients in litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters concerning wage and hour class, collective and representative actions; unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims; breach of contract claims; unfair competition claims; trade secret misappropriation claims; and traditional labor law disputes. His experience in this area includes dozens of appearances before courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators and mediators.

Mr. Posey also has extensive experience advising clients on the labor and employment aspects of business transactions, as well as structuring, negotiating and drafting employment agreements, consultant agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, arbitration agreements, severance agreements, collective bargaining agreements, and all labor and employment components of corporate transaction agreements. Mr. Posey was a key member of the deal teams recognized by the Daily Journal with two California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) awards for innovative lawyering: a 2016 award for the team’s representation of Broadcom Corporation in its acquisition by Avago Technologies; and a 2018 award for Skadden’s representation of Intel Corporation in its $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, N.V.

Mr. Posey is a member of the Steering Committee of Skadden’s Black Lawyers for Diversity affinity network and a member of the Los Angeles office’s Hiring and Diversity committees, as well as the co-director of the Teach For America Los Angeles’ Associates Board and the Fundraising Chair of the KIPP SoCal Public Schools’ Associates Board.

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2014
  • B.S., Cornell University, 2009

Admissions

  • California

Associations

  • Co-Director, Associates Board, Teach For America Los Angeles
  • Fundraising Chair, Associates Board, KIPP SoCal Public Schools

Ryne C. Posey

Associate, Labor and Employment Law
ryne.posey@skadden.com