Quinn O’Keefe

Quinn O’Keefe joined ILAC in 2014 as the Washington D.C. Office Director and Senior Advisor until 2018. She later served as Interim Executive Director of ILAC from 2022 to 2023. She is a veteran of the rule of law and human rights community having served as executive director with the CEELI Institute in Prague. While there, she led a resurgence in programming that supports legal reformers in countries in transition through professional trainings and exchanges. Her expertise is in human rights. At Human Rights First she worked with lawyers and human rights defenders from the Middle East and South Asia to tailor their advocacy campaigns to better resonate with U.S. and European policy makers.

A lawyer by training, Quinn has also developed and managed grant-funded projects focused on the protection of human rights and promotion of the rule of law with the American Bar Association and Freedom House. Her regional expertise is in Central Asia and she has a law degree from the University of Michigan.

Since 2021 Quinn is the founder and managing director of Climate for Justice consulting firm that combines technical legal and human rights expertise with responsible development practices to advise community and international organizations, foundations, and policy makers on how to achieve sustainable impact in the rule of law.