Barbara Mulvaney


Barbara Mulvaney is Counsel to Cunningham Levy Muse LLP and is one of the top international criminal lawyers in the world. She was the Senior Trial Attorney who led the Military 1 team through the five year trial of the Bagosora et al. case, at the United Nations International Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.

She headed the team in court through 242 witnesses, over 300 written legal decisions and a 1000 page closing brief. The historic trial of the military masterminds of the Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsi resulted in convictions for genocide, rape under command responsibility, war crimes, crimes against humanity.

In 2009 Barbara moved to Baghdad, Iraq for two years where she worked for the United States Department of State as the Deputy Director of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs and Special Advisor to the Iraqi Inspectors General and the Bureau of Supreme Audit. She also consulted with the Iraq High Tribunal, with the Shura Council and other Iraqi legal groups. in 2011 Barbara was given a Meritorious Honor Award by the State Department for her work there.

Barbara has a B.A. degree in Latin American History and International Relations and a Juris Doctorate in Law. She was a Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno in Miami, Florida; a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles, California; the Director of Special Investigations and Prosecutions at the Attorney Generals’ Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Acting County Attorney Santa Fe New Mexico. She personally has prosecuted hundreds of cases.

Barbara has worked as an attorney for all levels of government from local to international and is an expert in many fields, including, but not limited to, prosecutorial ethics, sexual violence, litigating mass atrocities, United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), Women in law, Iraqi Inspector Generals and international terrorism.

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