Ryann Ricchio provides labor and employment services to clients ranging from small, locally owned businesses to large multinational corporations, including both public and private employers.

Ryann devotes much of her practice to advocating for clients before various federal, state and local agencies. Ryann provides representation throughout all stages of charge defense and has defended nearly 100 charges in the last several years. Ryann also litigates in both federal and state court, including under Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and ERISA, among others statutes.

As a proactive advocate, Ryann also draws upon both her defense experience and her own previous work in human resources departments when counseling clients through challenging and sensitive matters, including internal complaints, workplace investigations, leave management issues, policy reviews, performance management, and discipline and discharge situations. Ryann also enjoys conducting training for managers and members of clients’ human resources departments.

Past Human Resources 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 matters, employee training and disciplinary issues.

Tax Experience

When Ryann joined Faegre Baker Daniels, she was a member of the tax advocacy practice group, where she assisted corporate taxpayers with matters involving state income and franchise taxes, sales and use tax, and local property tax and exemption issues.


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


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)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • 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
  • Determining Joint-Employer Liability Under the FMLA
    HR Daily Advisor, October 22, 2015
  • 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
  • Microaggression: A New Form of Discrimination?
    Diversity Insight, 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
  • Revising Regulations for Medical Device Excise Tax
    Co-author with Suzanne O'Shea, Law360, September 2012
  • 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
  • Indiana Employment Law Letter
    Regular contributor

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • EMBRACE — Medical-legal Partnership Volunteer


  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll
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