David Moore is VP of Legal Affairs with the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), where he has worked since 2001. On behalf of ICNL, Mr. Moore has advanced legal reform affecting civil society and civic freedoms in a diverse range of contexts, including in Africa (e.g., Malawi, Mauritius, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Zambia), Asia (e.g., Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam), and Europe (e.g., Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Moldova, and Turkey). Mr. Moore is currently responsible for managing several of ICNL’s global programs and oversees ICNL’s work in the Asia & the Pacific region.
Mr. Moore has published extensively on issues of civil society law, and has served as a trainer on civil society legal issues for government officials, civil society representatives, and U.N. civil society staff. Mr. Moore served for 10 years as a professor at the Central European University in Budapest, teaching Civil Society Law; he has previously taught at the Catholic University in Lublin, Poland, and the European Humanities University in Minsk, Belarus.
Mr. Moore previously served as a Rule-of-Law Liaison in both Uzbekistan and Belarus with the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative. Prior to that, he worked for several years on the U.S. territory of Guam as a prosecuting attorney with the Attorney General’s Office, where he specialized in domestic violence and sexual abuse cases, and was responsible for appellate casework in the U.S. federal district court and U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Moore holds a Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia.