Gabriel Diaz, senior legal counsel, previously worked as a staff attorney and supervising attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). At PDS, Gabe represented poor clients charged with serious felonies—including homicides—at trial, on appeal, and in other post-conviction matters. He was a member of the forensic practice group from 2011 until his departure. In early 2017, Gabe worked as an international fellow with the International Legal Foundation, supervising and training public defenders and office staff at the organization’s Tunisia office. Gabe graduated from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, and Columbia University.