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Christopher R. Riano

Christopher R. Riano

Christopher R. Riano is President of the Center for Civic Education. Riano also serves as a lecturer in constitutional law and government at Columbia University, where he teaches comparative jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and the fundamentals of government. Riano has served as an Assistant Counsel for the Governor of New York, and has also been the general counsel for the New York State Liquor Authority, an administrative law judge for New York State, and a partner at Drohan Lee LLP. He also serves as the Chairman of the LGBTQ People and the Law Committee for the New York State Bar Association. He is a graduate of Columbia University and Washington and Lee University School of Law.