Susan Lerner


Susan Lerner

Executive Director
Common Cause


Susan Lerner is the executive director of Common Cause New York. Prior to her recent return to New York, Susan was the executive director of the California Clean Money Campaign.  She served as a member of the Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Club's Voices of Reform Project and on the Board of Trustees of the California State Summer School for the Arts.  She founded and chaired the Committee for Judicial Independence, a grassroots organization dedicated to educating and activating Americans to the importance of an independent federal judiciary, and lead a statewide coalition of groups active on federal judicial nominations. For almost 20 years, Susan was a trial lawyer in Los Angeles specializing in complex commercial litigation and intellectual property. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU School of Law.


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