About the Inspector General

Lucy Lang

About the Inspector General

On November 29 2021, Lucy Lang became the New York State Inspector General. Learn more about her past experiences and current responsibilities.

New York State Inspector General Lucy Lang is a lifelong New Yorker, an attorney, and an educator. 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.

 

Inspector General Lang is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Columbia Law School, where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gender and Law and has served 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.

 

Inspector General Lang is currently Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, a member of the Council on Criminal Justice, and a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has published articles 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.