Matt Eisenbrandt (Legal Director)
Matt Eisenbrandt (Legal Director) focuses primarily on CCIJ's casework and outreach. He previously served as the Legal Director for the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), a U.S.-based non-profit organization that also works to prevent torture and other severe human rights abuses by helping survivors hold perpetrators accountable through legal cases.
During more than five years at CJA, he was the organization’s lead counsel in federal trials against military commanders from El Salvador and Haiti as well as a lawsuit against a former Air Force captain for his role in the murder of beloved Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero.
In his free time, Matt is writing a book about the Romero assassination and CJA’s investigation of the case. He received a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2001 and B.A. degrees in Latin American Studies and History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997.