Lucy Lang

Lucy Lang

New York Inspector General Lucy Lang oversees investigations into corruption, fraud, and abuse across the state’s government. Lang previously served as director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution, a national criminal justice organization. She has also served as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, where she prosecuted violent crimes including homicides and as special counsel for policy and projects, creating a first-of-its-kind college class for incarcerated students and prosecutors to develop policy together, now a national model. 

Lang is a presidential leadership scholar, a member of the Council on Criminal Justice, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and she has been vice chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and served on many on the New York State Bar Association task forces. She has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, the New York Daily News, and many others. Lang co-authored “March On!” a children’s book about the 1915 Women’s March for Suffrage in New York City.

She earned her bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College and her JD at Columbia Law School.

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May 23, 2024

Making A Difference Through The Offices of the Inspector General

A leadership role in State oversight can be a rewarding opportunity to make a difference. Guest Lucy Lang is the New York state Inspector General.