Ryan Z. Cortazar joined Korein Tillery’s Chicago office in September 2018. Prior to that, Ryan served as a law clerk to Judge David F. Hamilton at the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Ryan has also worked on democracy reform and police accountability projects as a Redstone Fellow for the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and served as law clerk for the Massachusetts Attorney General and the Office of Congressional Ethics in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Ryan received his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude and served as an editor on the Harvard Law Review. Ryan received his A.B. in History and Literature from Harvard College.
Ryan is fluent in Spanish and is licensed to practice law in Illinois.
Areas of Practice
- Complex Litigation
- Commercial Litigation
- Securities Litigation
- Harvard Law School
- J.D. cum laude, 2016
- Harvard Law Review, Articles Editor
- Harvard College
- A.B. – History and Literature
- The Honorable David F. Hamilton, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Bloomington, Indiana, Law Clerk, 2017–2018
- Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Chicago, Illinois, Redstone Fellow, 2016–2017
- Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Boston, Massachusetts, Law Clerk, Civil Rights Division, Fall 2015
- Mayer Brown, Chicago, Illinois, Summer Associate, Summer 2015
- Office of Congressional Ethics, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., Law Clerk, Summer 2014
- Office of the Inspector General, City of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, Patronage Hiring Compliance Officer, 2010–2013