Cynthia Tai, Esq., Executive Director

Ms. Tai has over two decades of experience in international and domestic litigation. She served as a trial lawyer for the International Criminal Court, Office of the Prosecutor from 2007-2013. At the ICC, she was a principal member of the case of Jean-Pierre Bemba (CAR), and lead counsel on the case of William Ruto (Kenya). She was a pivotal member of the investigation strategies of both cases and conducted dozens of interviews. As a domestic prosecutor, she conducted numerous jury trials (violent crime, cold case homicides, and sexual assaults), over 500 bench trials, and thousands of contested evidentiary hearings. She is familiar with the rules of authenticity, relevance, and admissibility standards at both the national and international tribunals. Ms. Tai has also served as trial counsel in civil litigation cases domestically.