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The National Law Journal Honors Ryan Tisch as an Equality Trailblazer

Washington – September 10, 2019: The National Law Journal has named Crowell & Moring partner Ryan C. Tisch to its inaugural list of Equality Trailblazers. The list honors lawyers who have made outstanding efforts to impact gender and LGBTQ equality in both their respective firms and the legal industry as a whole.

Tisch told The National Law Journal that he felt a deep need since early in his career to help other professionals move themselves forward, and address the underrepresentation of the LGBTQ community in the legal field. “It was approximately 1999, and we were still in a world where people did not identify themselves as LGBTQ on their resume,” he said.  

Tisch, a partner in the firm’s Antitrust Group, chaired the firm’s global recruiting function from 2012 to 2018, where he spearheaded efforts to improve the firm’s ability to recruit diverse candidates for both summer associate and lateral positions, and implement unconscious bias and other training programs. He also has been active in mentoring and sponsoring associates, both from the LGBTQ community and other diverse groups. “We try to understand their needs and select people and push them to make sure they have the same opportunities,” Tisch said.

Click here to view the full list of Equality Trailblazers.

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