Moira Duvernay

Deputy Director

Pronouns: she/her

Moira Duvernay oversees the financial management, fund development, and day-to-day operations of the Center. She works closely with the CGRS Leadership Team to set programmatic priorities, strengthen organizational capacity, and ensure long-term sustainability. Moira also serves as Executive Director of CGRS-California, the California-focused arm of CGRS, an independent non-profit organization closely affiliated with CGRS.

Previously with the Law Offices of Amitai Schwartz, Moira came to CGRS as an experienced litigator in the areas of international human rights, civil rights, and other public law matters. Moira has also worked as a staff attorney for the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability. She litigated high impact international human rights cases in federal courts on behalf of survivors of torture and other severe human rights abuses. Moira served as counsel in legal victories against death squad leaders and former military officers from around the world, including helping secure a $19 million judgment against a Haitian death squad leader who was living and working openly in New York. The lawsuit was the first against an individual responsible for systematic use of rape as a tool of repression in Haiti.

Languages: Haitian Creole, French, Spanish

Education

UC Hastings Law, J.D.

Brown University, B.A. in International Relations

Honors