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Ty Cobb

Ty Cobb is the founder and director of HRC Global at the Human Rights Campaign, the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization in the U.S. He leads and collaborates with a team of advocates and experts who focus on U.S. foreign policy, international development, civil society partnerships, and global corporate engagement.
 
Previously, Ty served as senior legislative counsel at HRC. In this role, he focused on federal advocacy related to a portfolio of issues including the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and passage of a LGBTQ-inclusive Violence Against Women Act. He joined HRC after serving as counsel to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee of the U.S. Senate, where he worked toward passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.

Ty began his professional career as an associate attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani in Dallas and then Sidley Austin in Washington, D.C. He received his bachelor's degrees at the University of Texas at Austin and his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. 

 

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