Ryan J. Funk
About 's Practice
Ryan Funk focuses his practice in labor and employment where he represents and advises management in both union and non-union settings. Ryan has extensive experience in traditional labor law matters, including union organizing campaigns, representation proceedings, collective bargaining, union jurisdictional disputes, picketing and strike activity, and Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) proceedings. Ryan defends employers in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and he advises clients on a variety of employment-related matters.
Before joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Ryan was a field attorney and field examiner with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Indianapolis over more than eight years. He investigated hundreds of charges against employers and unions across the entire spectrum of ULP allegations, including complex allegations of misconduct in organizing campaigns, employer domination of unions, refusal to bargain in good faith, illegal union practices and prohibited strikes and boycotts. He prosecuted ULP charges to resolution, including litigating ULPs at trial. He handled all aspects of representation petitions and elections, including under the NLRB’s new representation rules. Fluent in Spanish, Ryan routinely drafted documents and took affidavits in Spanish and translated them to English.
While in law school, Ryan worked as a consultant to the International Labor Organization’s Washington, D.C. office, including helping design and stage the 2012 conference, “Navigating a New Era: An Experts’ Dialogue on International Labor Standards and the U.S. Judiciary.” As an undergraduate student, Ryan was an intern with the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York City.
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