Who we are


Homer Moyer, the founder of the CEELI Institute and chair of its governing board, is a member of the Washington DC law firm of Miller & Chevalier.  He co-founded and chaired the CEELI project established by the American Bar Association after the fall of the Berlin wall to provide technical legal assistance to countries in transition to democratic societies. A political appointee in both Democratic and Republican administrations in the United States, he served as General Counsel and as Counselor to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.  An international attorney in private practice, Mr. Moyer is one of America’s leading anti-corruption lawyers.  He is currently moderating a series of Rule of Law Town Halls in various cities around the United States.

Dr. Mark Ellis

Chair, CEELI Institute

Read more

As Executive Director of the International Bar Association (IBA) Mark Ellis leads the foremost international organization of bar associations, law firms and individual lawyers in the world.  Twice a Fulbright Scholar at the Economic Institute in Zagreb, Croatia, he earned his J.D. and B.S. (Economics) degrees from Florida State University and his PhD in Law from King’s College, London. A frequent speaker and media commentator on international legal issues, he has regularly appeared on CNN International, Al Jazeera, and BBC. Mark has published extensively in the areas of international humanitarian law, war crimes tribunals, and the development of the rule of law and his op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Huffington Post and The London Times.  Mark is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Quinn O’Keefe is the President of the Friends of CEELI Institute’s Board of Directors. A fifteen-year veteran of the international development community, Ms. O’Keefe has held leadership positions with several non-profit organizations including with the CEELI Institute and the International Legal Assistance Consortium. She specializes in developing and advocating for assistance programs that protect the rights of the marginalized and most vulnerable with a special emphasis on women and girls. Much of her work has entailed improving access to justice through effective and fair institutions. She regularly meets with U.S. and European government officials to brief them on rule of law matters in need of increased financial and political support. In early 2021, Ms. O’Keefe will launch a consulting firm that will advise global organizations on how to achieve sustainable impact in the rule of law and human rights. Ms. O’Keefe graduated from the University of Michigan Law School and resides in Washington D.C.

Management Board

  • Maryann Clifford, Ethics Consultant, former Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, BP plc and Motorola, USA (vice-chair)
  • Timothy Dickinson, Paul Hastings, USA
  • Mark Ellis, Executive Director, IBA, England
  • Eytan Epstein, Senior Partner, Firon & Company, Israel
  • Leanne Geale, EVP, General Counsel, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Switzerland
  • Susan Gouijnstook, Chief Solutions Officer, Jobs for the Future (JFF), USA
  • Ivana Hrdličková, President, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Czechia
  • Alexander Juden, Advisor, Schlumberger Ltd, USA
  • Homer Moyer, Miller & Chevalier, Founder and Chair Emeritus of the CEELI Institute, USA
  • Larry Nichols, Chairman Emeritus, Devon Energy Corporation, USA
  • Barrington Parker, Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, USA
  • Timothy Powers, Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone, USA
  • Susan Ringler, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Rescue Committee, USA (vice-chair)
  • Laura Stein, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Legal Affairs, Mondelēz International, USA
  • John Tunheim, Chief US District Court Judge, USA

Supervisory Board

  • William Meyer, Hutchinson Black and Cook, USA
  • Jiřina Nováková, Former Vice-Mayor, Prague 9, Czechia
  • Martin Šolc, Partner, Kocián Šolc Balaštik; President, the International Bar Association, Czechia

Friends of CEELI Institute

  • Jean-Michel Ferat, Senior Managing Director, Ankura, USA
  • Jonathan Fried, RET Coordinator, Int. Economic Relations; Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20, Canada
  • Homer Moyer, Miller & Chevalier, Founder and Chair Emeritus of the CEELI Institute, USA
  • John Mullen, Senior Advisor, McLarty Associates, USA
  • Sandra Day O’Connor, Honorary Member, Retired Justice, US Supreme Court, USA
  • Ann Sultan, Partner, Miller & Chevalier, USA
  • John M. Walker Jr., US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, USA

International Advisory Board

  • Timothy Dickinson, Paul Hastings, USA (Chair)
  • Essam Al-Tamimi, Attorney Al Tamimi and Company, UAE
  • Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, World Justice Project, USA
  • Kathryn Atkinson, Chair, Executive Committee, Miller & Chevalier, USA
  • Rosemary Barkett, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague
  • Mary Boies, Boies Schiller Flexner, LLP, USA
  • Nicola Bonucci, Managing Director, Investigations and Compliance, Paul Hastings, France
  • Scott Boylan, Partner, StoneTurn, USA
  • Scott Carlson, Associate Executive Director of Global Programs, the American Bar Association, USA
  • Bruno Cova, Partner, Delfino e Assoicuai, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, LLP, Studio Legale
  • Richard Goldstone, Justice, Supreme Court of South Africa (retired), South Africa
  • Thomas Green, Sidley Austin, USA
  • Thomas Griffith, US Court of Appeals for District of Colombia Circuit, USA
  • Yonko Grosev, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
  • Gerald Haddock, Haddock Investments, USA
  • Barbora Dillon Hillas, USA
  • Baroness Helena Kennedy, Executive Director, IBA Human Rights Institute, USA
  • Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner, Al-Tamimi & Company, UAE
  • Joel Martin, former Executive Director of the CEELI Institute, USA
  • Mary Noel Pepys, International Rule of Law Attorney, USA
  • Carmen Pombo, Director, Fundacion Fernando Pombo, Spain
  • Robert A. Stein, Everett Fraser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School, USA
  • Steve T. Walther, Commissioner, U.S. Federal Election Commission; Special Advisor, ABA Center for Human Rights, USA
  • Roman Wieczorek, Former CEO, Skanska, AB, Poland