Leslie Moore has 34 years of diverse experience in law, higher education, and operational management.  Moore’s career in law built on her experience as a member of the faculty at Yale University, where she co-directed its writing programs and taught British literature and nonfiction.  After earning her law degree from Yale, she served as a trial lawyer for the New York-based firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.

As regional legal counsel for Deloitte Consulting, Moore established its first legal office in the Asia-Pacific region. As a partner and general counsel for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia, she held roles in corporate governance, business ethics and risk management, professional development and training, stakeholder and community relations, and gender and cultural diversity.

Prior to accepting the role as director of the Piper Center, Moore served as general counsel and director of operations for White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia, which hosts the largest private collection of Chinese contemporary art in the world.

In addition to earning a baccalaureate degree at St. Olaf, Moore earned a J.D. (1992) and Ph.D. in English (1981) from Yale University.