Tanya Greene

Tanya Greene

Tanya Greene is a Capital Resource Counsel and Director of Training for the Capital Resource Counsel & Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Projects. Ms. Greene has been a capital defense attorney and represented state and federal clients for 25 years, starting in the Deep South at the Southern Center for Human Rights, and then at the New York Capital Defender Office, at trial, appeal, and in state and federal post-conviction proceedings. Throughout her career, Tanya has consulted on state and federal capital cases and developed innovative, highly-regarded lawyer training programs nationwide. Ms. Greene led the conception and development of an innovative new bring-your-own-case capital defense training model that has endured and now sets the training standard nationally.  She served as the first active Death Penalty Resource Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and also created Making the Case for Life, NACDL’s annual death penalty training. Prior to her current position, Ms. Greene spent five years as the inaugural national ACLU Criminal Justice Advocacy and Policy Counsel focused on death penalty and indigent defense policy reform issues – her work contributed to death penalty repeal in a number of states during her time at the ACLU.