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Moses Cook

President

 

Moses Cook joined FAMM in 2024. As President, he oversees the strategic and operational effectiveness of FAMM’s campaigns and leads our highly experienced staff, driving fundraising and advocacy-based public relations and communications efforts.He brings a wealth of experience in legal education, program administration, and criminal justice advocacy to FAMM. With a background in clinical teaching, trial advocacy, and leadership roles within nonprofit organizations, Moses has developed a diverse skill set encompassing strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and team leadership. His visionary leadership, strategic acumen, and passion for systemic change have driven organizational growth, forged impactful partnerships, and empowered individuals to excel in their professional careers. As he joins FAMM, Moses brings with him a deep dedication to reforming the criminal justice system and promoting fair and equitable sentencing policies.

Prior to joining FAMM, Moses served as the Director of Operations & Development at DC Justice Lab, where he collaborated closely with the founding Executive Director to develop a comprehensive strategic plan, implement operational processes, and oversaw the expansion of the organization’s development program, resulting in a notable increase in total revenue within a short timeframe.

As the Executive Director of Rising for Justice (formerly DC Law Students in Court), he spearheaded the organization’s strategic planning efforts, leading to a successful rebranding and communications initiative that aligned with a new mission and name change. Under his leadership, the organization experienced significant growth, including tripling its annual budget, staff size, law student participation, and increasing its programs and outreach.

He began his career as a defense attorney with a focus on clinical teaching and trial advocacy, where he developed a keen understanding of legal practice and the intricacies of the District of Columbia criminal justice system. Moses has served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law, taught courses on Public Interest Lawyering as well as coaching award-winning mock trial teams.

Moses holds a Juris Doctor from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis and an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the United States Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.