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Lucy Lang
Executive Director

Lucy Lang is Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a think tank for prosecutors and communities across the United States. Lucy writes and speaks widely on prosecution and criminal legal reform, and teaches those issues in New York State prisons. She previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan for 12 years, where she investigated and prosecuted violent street crime and homicides, and most recently served as Special Counsel for Policy and Projects and Executive Director of the Manhattan D.A. Academy, a resource for professionals working at the intersection of law and public policy. Lucy is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she serves on the Board of Managers, and Columbia Law School, where she serves as a Lecturer-in-Law. Lucy was named a 2015 Rising Star by the New York Law Journal, was a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, and is a 2019 Aspen Society Fellow.