Lauren-Brooke Eisen is Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law where she focuses on improving the criminal justice process through data-driven policy and legal reforms. Previously Ms. Eisen was a Senior Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice in the Center on Sentencing and Corrections where she worked on policies that aimed to improve public safety while reducing prison populations.
Ms. Eisen also served as an assistant district attorney in New York City where she served in the Appeals Bureau, the Criminal Court Bureau, and the Sex Crimes Special Victims Bureau. Before entering law school, Ms. Eisen worked as a beat reporter for a daily newspaper in Laredo, Texas where she covered criminal justice issues. She has expertise in state sentencing and correctional reform, legislative drafting, bipartisan commissions, state corrections and courts, and implementing evidence-based criminal justice practices with departments of corrections. Ms. Eisen also teaches an undergraduate seminar on mass incarceration at Yale and supervises law students who participate in the Brennan Center Public Policy Advocacy Clinic.
Her work has been published by the Vera Institute of Justice and featured in The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the New York Law Journal, the Crime Report, MSNBC, Roll Call, and the Hill. She holds an AB from Princeton University and a JD from the Georgetown University Law Center.