Korein Tillery Welcomes New Associate to Chicago Office

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Korein Tillery is pleased to announce that Ryan Z. Cortazar has joined the firm as a litigation associate

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.

Ryan graduated 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. In addition to this work, Ryan represented employment discrimination plaintiffs in the Northern District of Illinois and the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

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.”

About Korein Tillery LLC

Korein Tillery is an AV-rated, award-winning law firm with offices in St. Louis and Chicago that has recovered billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in a variety of cases across the country involving pension funds, insurance, securities, antitrust, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, environmental contamination, tobacco, computer technology, and consumer fraud. The firm has gained a national reputation for aggressively and successfully pursuing a wide variety of complex cases on behalf of its clients. Korein Tillery was listed by the National Law Journal on its "Plaintiffs' Hot List" in 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2013, which highlights the nation's top plaintiffs' law firms in all specialties. The firm was also recognized by the NLJ as America’s Elite Trial Lawyers for 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018.

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