Britenae is the Chair of Ryan Swanson’s Employment Rights, Benefits & Labor Group and member of the firm’s Litigation Group. She is a trial lawyer with an extensive and diverse practice in addition to her employment advising and litigation work. She spends the majority of her practice handling both employment law and real property matters as well as commercial and business litigation, contract/breach of contract cases, construction law, title insurance defense, trade secret and misappropriation cases, dispute resolution, and state and federal appellate work.
As Chair of Ryan Swanson’s Employment Rights, Benefits & Labor Group, Britenae works with company owners and HR professionals to implement practical, creative solutions that protect their businesses from potential threats that can disrupt their workforce or business operations. She counsels her clients on how to best comply with the law and meet the company’s business needs. She handles every type of employment issue including claims of discrimination and harassment, wage disputes, requests for accommodation, hiring/termination, union organizing efforts, employee handbooks and policies, investigations, trade secrets, non-competes, and drafting and reviewing employment agreements. She most often helps employers comply with employment laws and respond to various employee claims. When an employment matter reaches the litigation stage, Britenae is a thoughtful and zealous advocate, balancing business concerns with skilled courtroom experience whether in arbitration, a jury trial, or on appeal. She handles everything from the smallest companies with budding HR issues to national and international corporate clients with extensive employment and labor concerns.
Representative Employment Litigation Experience
Representative Employment Advising
In her real property practice, Britenae handles a variety of disputes on behalf of property owners, lienholders, escrow companies, and title companies. Britenae works regularly as outside counsel for title companies and also represents their insureds in negotiated resolutions and litigation. She handles matters ranging from adverse possession to intricate lien priority issues and many unusual and complex disputes in between. Britenae’s real property and title insurance practice often finds her in the courtroom on summary judgment motions, in trial, and arguing cases on appeal.
Representative Real Property Litigation Experience
Britenae is responsive, engaged, and genuinely enjoys helping individuals and businesses reach their goals, whether it is through advising, litigation, or an alternative resolution process. While her most exciting days are spent arguing her clients’ cases in court, her practical and creative approach often results in early resolution for her clients.
Within Ryan Swanson, Britenae is a valued and active member of the firm, including the following groups and committees.
Outside of work, Britenae is an avid home remodeler, designer, and craftsperson. Her favorite projects are large scale DIY remodels and designing and constructing bespoke built-ins for her home. When she puts down the power tools, Britenae enjoys the never-ending pursuit of sunshine, teaching her kids how to travel internationally with only a carry-on, the guilty pleasure of young adult dystopian novels, attempting to train her covid puppy, recipe testing (and eating), and many other creative endeavors to offset her hours spent at a computer screen.