Senior Advisor, Legal & Shareholder Advocacy Private Sector
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Diana Kearney is Senior Legal and Shareholder Advocacy Advisor at Oxfam America, where she leads the organization’s legal and shareholder proposal activism. This includes identifying and executing legal strategies to forward Oxfam’s antipoverty mission, such as joining in litigation, filing amicus briefs in the U.S. and foreign courts, submitting appeals to regional human rights bodies, and providing legal analysis to Oxfam staff. She also supports Oxfam campaigns by filing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) shareholder resolutions at publicly traded companies. Her work currently focuses on corporate accountability, indigenous land rights, asylum rights, and equitable COVID-19 vaccine access.
Prior to her time at Oxfam, Kearney taught international law in Cardozo Law School’s Human Rights & Atrocity Prevention Clinic. She holds a J.D. from NYU Law, an M.Sc. in International Development from Lund University, and a B.A. from Boston University.