Jenae Noell Ruesch currently serves as the president of the Ruesch Family Foundation, a charitable entity in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to assuming her role with the Foundation, Jenae was a research analyst with Domini Social Investments, where she reviewed the environmental and social impacts of large cap public companies, and advised Domini’s Investment Committee.
Jenae had been an attorney since 2001. She practiced as a state prosecutor in California for six years, and has engaged in pro bono work supporting anti-human trafficking efforts, asylum, and women’s rights.
Since leaving the prosecutor's office, Jenae has worked with New York University Law School's Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, where she managed the development and roll out of the Business and Human Rights Documentation Project, a corporate accountability advocacy-based initiative. She has also consulted for the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative on access to justice-related programs.
Jenae’s publications include Fighting Impunity: Recent International Asset Recovery Efforts to Combat Corruption, which was published in the Cayman Financial Review, and Fighting Corruption to Improve Global Security: An analysis of international asset recovery systems, which was published in the Yale Journal of International Affairs.
Jenae holds a LL.M. degree in International Human Rights from Georgetown University Law Center, where she concentrated on international justice and women’s rights, and a JD degree from California Western School of Law.