Contact Information


300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

D: +1 317 237 1145
F: +1 317 237 1000


Indiana University Maurer School of Law
J.D., cum laude, Indiana Law Journal (board of editors, notes and comments editor) (2011)
Purdue University
B.A. in Political Science and Public Relations and Rhetorical Advocacy, with highest distinction (2007)

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Ryann E. Ricchio


A labor and employment lawyer, Ryann Ricchio defends clients in employment litigation and is experienced representing clients in all stages of charge defense before federal, state and local agencies. She also counsels clients on federal and state compliance and regulations. Ryann draws upon her prior human resource experience in assisting clients with complex and sensitive investigations, policy reviews, and other day-to-day HR issues.

Tax Experience

When Ryann joined Faegre Baker Daniels, she assisted corporate taxpayers with matters involving state income and franchise taxes, sales and use tax, local property taxes and property tax exemptions. 

Past Experience

Before her legal career, Ryann worked at ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor handling bargaining unit personnel matters. She initiated strategic recruitment plans for craft positions, facilitated interviews and maintained working relationships with local labor unions. She also worked at Citizens Financial Bank, offering support in federal compliance, employee training and disciplinary issues.


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • IU Maurer School of Law — Admissions Fellow
  • Student Bar Association — Student-Faculty Committee

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • EMBRACE — Medical-legal Partnership Volunteer
  • Heritage Place, Butler-Tarkington — Fundraising Committee


  • Advanced Issues in Employment Investigations
    Faegre Baker Daniels Roundtable, August 2017
  • EEO Law
    Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly, May 2017
  • Hot Topics in Employee Compensation
    Faegre Baker Daniels Roundtable, August 2016
  • EEO Law
    Hoosier Owners and Providers for the Elderly, June 2016
  • FMLA and Workers’ Compensation
    2015 LeadingAge HR Summit, June 2015
  • Tricks of the Trade for Successfully Defending an EEOC Charge
    21st Annual Employment Law Seminar, March 2015
  • New Laws and Interpretations in Employment Discrimination
    National Business Institute, Employment Discrimination Law, December 2013
  • Handling Discrimination Claims
    National Business Institute, Employment Discrimination Law, December 2013
  • Property Tax Procedural Update, Including Ethical Considerations
    13th Annual Property Tax Institute, Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, March 2013

Published Articles

  • XpertHR Employment Law Manual
    Regular contributor, including updates on Indiana law regarding negligent hiring, independent contractor status, and employee communications, and updates on Iowa law regarding employee discipline and employee privacy issues
  • Determining Joint-Employer Liability Under the FMLA
    HR Daily Advisor, October 22, 2015
  • Microaggression: A New Form of Discrimination?
    Diversity Insight, March 2015
  • Employee Handbooks Continue to Bring NLRB Scrutiny
    Co-author with Cynthia Springer and Stuart Buttrick, Law360, April 2014
  • Revising Regulations for Medical Device Excise Tax
    Co-author with Suzanne O'Shea, Law360, September 2012
  • Indiana Employment Law Letter
    Regular contributor


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