Korein Tillery is pleased to announce that Ryan Z. Cortazar has joined the firm
"Korein Tillery is pleased to announce that Ryan Z. Cortazar has joined the firm as a litigation associate in the Chicago office"
Ryan graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was an articles editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, Ryan clerked for Judge David F. Hamilton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before the clerkship, he was a Redstone Fellow at the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights where he advocated for voting rights and police reform, working on coalitions that passed automatic voter registration in Illinois and pressured the City of Chicago to enter a consent decree to end unconstitutional police practices. In addition to this work, Ryan represented employment discrimination plaintiffs in the Northern District of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
At Korein Tillery, Ryan looks forward to pursuing economic justice for the firm’s clients in important and complex cases. He plans to work in the areas of antitrust, securities, and toxic tort litigation and is excited to work alongside a team dedicated to success at every stage of litigation.
Managing Partner Steve Tillery said: “We think Ryan is a great addition to the Korein Tillery family. Ryan’s sterling academic credentials and passion for civic duty fit right in. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to individuals and institutions seeking justice and accountability.”