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Tyree is the former chair of Reed Smith’s global Labor & Employment Group and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He also serves as a co-lead of the Reed Smith’s global Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) practice. He is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience litigating complex commercial disputes alleging civil rights violations in the consumer finance, employment, housing, and information management sectors. His national practice spans an array of industries including transportation, financial services, health care and defense contracting.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1986, J.D.
  • Bowdoin College, 1982, B.A.

  • California
  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals - Fifth Circuit
  • Court of Appeals - District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court - All Districts of California
  • U.S. District Court - District of Columbia Circuit
  • All State Courts - California

  • Georgetown University Board of Directors, Member, Audit Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee and Law Center Affairs Committee, Chair
  • Georgetown University African American Advisory Board, past-Chair
  • Georgetown University Law Center Strategic Planning Council
  • Bowdoin College, Board of Trustees, member
  • Bowdoin College, President’s Visitors Council
  • National Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Committee for Court Excellence
  • San Francisco Suicide Prevention Agency, past-Chair
  • Wiley Manuel Law Foundation, past-Chair

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked in Chambers USA for District of Columbia for Banking & Finance, 2022-2023
  • Ranked in Chambers USA for District of Columbia Labor & Employment, 2023
  • Named as a 2022 Employment Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal
  • Named to list for “Most Influential Black Lawyers” by Savoy Magazine, 2015, 2018, 2022
  • Awarded Georgetown University's John Carroll Award, the university’s highest award conferred upon alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown and its founder (2019).
  • Awarded Georgetown University's Paul R. Dean Alumni Award, the highest bestowed by the Georgetown University Law Center to alumni, for distinguished service to both the Law Center and the profession.