Lucy Jane Lang

Lucy Lang serves as New York State Inspector General, overseeing investigations into corruption and fraud in state government.  She is an attorney, educator, and criminal justice reformer. She previously served as Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a national non-profit, and as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, where she investigated and prosecuted violent crimes including domestic violence and homicides, and served as Special Counsel for Policy and Projects. Lucy is a graduate of Swarthmore College, where she serves on the Board of Managers, and Columbia Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law and where she now serves as a Lecturer-in-Law. She was named a Rising Star by the New York Law Journal in 2015, was selected as a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2017, was a 2019 Aspen Society Fellow, and in 2020 received the Elizabeth Hurlock Beckman Award from the American Psychological Association, for her work as an educator who inspired her students to make a difference in their communities. She was appointed to and served on the New York State Bar Association Task Forces on Racial Injustice and Police Reform in 2020, and on Racism, Social Equity, and the Law in 2021. Lucy is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, a member of the Prison Art + Aesthetics Project, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published in the New York Times, The Atlantic, the New York Daily News, and many others, and is the author of March On! a children’s book about the 1915 women’s march.