Litgation Counsel Dennise Moreno is an Equal Justice Works Fellow sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP at the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP). Dennise earned a B.A. in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Yale University in 2014, and a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2017. During law school, Dennise coordinated the Medical Legal Partnership at HAVEN Free Clinic, where she worked to address the legal needs of undocumented New Haven residents. As a law student, she also advocated for individuals who received decades-long prison sentences as juveniles through the Criminal Justice Clinic, represented clients in criminal appeals at the Center for Appellate Litigation, and defended Bronx residents in criminal and immigration proceedings with The Bronx Defenders. After graduating law school, Dennise clerked for the Honorable Nelson S. Román in the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Pamela Harris in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Dennise grew up in Chicago with two immigrant parents from Mexico. She speaks English and Spanish fluently.