Tico Almeida is the founder and president of Freedom to Work, a national LGBT organization. Tico has extensive experience advocating for workplace fairness as a civil rights litigator in private practice and a legislative attorney in the U.S. Congress. From 2007 to 2010, Tico served as lead counsel on the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) for the Committee on Education and Labor of the U.S. House of Representatives. He drafted several portions of the bill and organized Committee hearings in support of ENDA. He has provided media commentary on ENDA to publications including the Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, The Hill, The Huffington Post, the Washington Blade, MetroWeekly, Bilerico, TowleRoad and The Michelangelo Signorile Show on Sirius XM satellite radio. The National LGBT Bar Association recently named Tico Almeida to its list of the Top 40 LGBT Lawyers Under the Age of 40.