About

My name is Ryan Sanada and I am the Director of Legal and Government Affairs for the Hawaii Employers Council (“HEC”).  Prior to working at HEC, I spent 10 years in private practice with a local law firm, where I represented clients in employment lawsuits from beginning to end.  I also worked with the House Labor Committee for the Hawaii State Legislature for two legislative sessions, by request of the committee chairman.

As an attorney, I hold Martindale-Hubbell’s highest professional rating possible (“AV-Preeminent“) in the field of Labor and Employment Law.  This rating was established through peer reviews from other members of the Bar based upon their knowledge of my work, reputation and integrity.

I received my J.D., with honors, from UH Law School, where I served as a Member and Executive Editor of the Law Review and had the honor of working as a Research Assistant for three of my law professors. I earned my B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and am a graduate of Punahou School.

In my spare time, I love to watch UH sports, attend concerts, and most importantly spend quality time with my wife and kids.  I am also an avid, but terrible golfer.  (This is one of my favorite holes to play, right here in Hawaii:  Kaneohe Klipper 13th Hole.)

You can view more information about me on Linked-In or send me an email here.

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