Ryan P. Mullahy

Phone: 518-462-0300
Fax: 518-462-5037

Ryan Mullahy is a partner at Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.  Mr. Mullahy concentrates his practice in the areas of education law, private and public sector labor and employment law, and litigation.  Mr. Mullahy is experienced in multiple aspects of collective bargaining, including contract interpretation, grievance processing, and labor arbitration.  Mr. Mullahy is also experienced in state administrative proceedings including Improper Practice proceedings before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, as well as appeals before the New York State Department of Education. Mr. Mullahy also has substantial experience in student and employee discipline matters, including employee discipline matters arising under Education Law §3020-a and Civil Service Law §75.  Mr. Mullahy also regularly counsels both public and private sector clients on a wide range of day-to-day legal issues, including issues involving the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, among other state and federal laws.

Mr. Mullahy served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce from 2012 through 2015, during which time he provided the Chamber Board with legal advice and counsel.  In 2014 Mr. Mullahy was appointed to serve as a Trustee of the Castleton Public Library, located in Castleton-on-Hudson, New York.  In 2016 Mr. Mullahy was appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Schodack Wildcat Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the betterment and expansion of educational opportunities for all students in the Schodack Central School District.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Trustee, Castleton Public Library, Castleton-on-Hudson, New York (2014 – 2017)
  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Albany County Bar Association
  • Albany Law School Chapter of the National Order of the Barristers

Practice Areas


  • Siena College
  • Albany Law School of Union University

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • New York