Ryan McCormick is Senior Vice President and Counsel at The Real Estate Roundtable, where he oversees tax policy activities. The Real Estate Roundtable brings together CEOs of the nation’s top real estate ownership, development, lending and management firms and leaders of major national real estate trade associations to jointly address key national policy issues. During the tax reform debate, Ryan led the development of the Real Estate Research Consortium to support academic and economic research that improves policymakers' and the public's understanding of the potential consequences of changes to the taxation of U.S. real estate. Ryan joined the Roundtable in 2013 after serving nearly 11 years in the U.S. Senate as a tax and economic policy advisor for Senators Daniel Patrick Moynihan, John Kerry, Joseph Lieberman, Bob Graham, and Bill Nelson. He also served as Staff Director of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Previously, Ryan practiced tax law at Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C., the oldest tax law firm in the country. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BS); Sciences-Po in Paris, France (CIEP); and the University of Texas School of Law (JD). From 2000 to 2001, Ryan researched tax reform in West Africa as a Fulbright Scholar.