Ryan Velandria McCarthy

(He, Him, His) - Board Member

Ryan has been a member of the Capital Pride Alliance Board since 2018. He is Senior Counsel to the World Bank Group Sanctions Board Secretariat, which he joined in 2013. At the World Bank, Ryan also serves on the President’s Council on Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ryan clerked for the Honorable Gladys Kessler on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and served as a litigation associate at the law firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP in New York City. At Boies Schiller, Ryan was a member of the trial team that successfully challenged California’s state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage (Proposition 8) in federal court under the U.S. Constitution. Ryan received degrees from Harvard Law School, Oxford University, and the University of Virginia. At the University of Virginia, Ryan served as Chair of the Minority Rights Coalition and President of the Asian Student Union.

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