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Praveen Madhiraju

General Counsel

Crisis Group Role

As General Counsel, Praveen Madhiraju manages Crisis Group’s legal compliance across the globe.

Professional Background

Praveen joined Crisis Group in April 2019. He was previously Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Center for American Progress and ThinkProgress and has had affiliations with the Enough Project; the Sentry; the Public International Law & Policy Group; Pretrial Rights International; and Arnold & Porter, LLP.

Praveen has devoted significant pro bono time to representing victims of extrajudicial killings and political prisoners, and has advised governments and civil society groups on a range of conflict and post-conflict issues.

He began his legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Damon J. Keith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and Emory University.