Matt Eisenbrandt is a former Legal Director for the Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA), where he was a member of the trial team that brought Óscar Romero’s assassination to court. The California lawsuit against former Air Force captain Álvaro Saravia for his role in the murder of Archbishop Romero is the subject of Assassination of a Saint. While at CJA, Matt was also involved in a federal trial in Tennessee against Nicolás Carranza resulting in a jury verdict finding Carranza liable for crimes against humanity in El Salvador. Matt also participated in successful cases against military commanders from Haiti and Honduras.
Matt is now the Legal Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice (CCIJ). He has led CCIJ’s casework since 2008, helping survivors of torture, war crimes and other atrocities seek justice.