Ryan Liebl is an Employment & Benefits partner in Mayer Brown’s Chicago office. Ryan focuses his practice on advising public and private companies and individual executives on executive compensation related matters, including designing, drafting and administering nonqualified deferred compensation plans, excess benefit plans, equity compensation plans and agreements, cash-based incentive compensation plans and agreements, severance plans and individual employment and separation agreements. He also has extensive experience advising clients regarding employee benefits and executive compensation issues in corporate transactions. Ryan has recently been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2023).

Before attending law school, Ryan served as Captain in the United States Army with assignments in Kaiserslautern, Germany and Fort Riley, Kansas.


  • Englisch


IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, JD, with high honors
Executive Notes and Comments Editor, Chicago-Kent Law Review

University of Notre Dame, BA, magna cum laude


  • Illinois


  • American Bar Association