Biography

Elizabeth Ryan is a partner in the law firm of Bailey Glasser LLP. Ms. Ryan’s practice focuses on class actions, including cases alleging unfair lending practices and violations of state and federal consumer protection statutes, as well as employment class actions involving wage and hour violations.   Throughout her career, Ms. Ryan has focused on protecting the rights of those victimized by unfair practices.

A graduate of Catholic University (J.D., 1985) and the College of the Holy Cross (B.A., 1981), she is admitted to the state and federal district courts of Massachusetts and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Ryan has been involved in hundreds of cases involving consumer protection issues, and has served as a panelist in trainings on consumer law conducted by the National Consumer Law Center, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, the Boston Bar Association, and the Florida State Bar. Ms. Ryan is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and a former Consumer Law Fellow, National Consumer Law Center (1993). She is a contributing author to Consumer Credit Law Manual (National Consumer Law Center, 2003), and is a member of the Women’s Bar Association.

From 1990 to 1993, Ms. Ryan was a supervising attorney at D.C. Law Students in Court, a civil litigation clinic for students at the five law schools in Washington D.C., specializing in housing law and consumer bankruptcy. From 1987 to 1990, Ms. Ryan was a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services in Washington D.C. where she represented low income clients in landlord-tenant and consumer cases. Prior to joining Bailey & Glasser, Ms. Ryan was a partner in the consumer litigation firm of Roddy Klein & Ryan, where she represented consumers in both statewide and nationwide class actions. From 1986 to 1987, Ms. Ryan served as law clerk to the Honorable Nan Huhn of the D.C. Superior Court.