Nathan Pysno

NACDL Staff, Director of Economic Crime & Procedural Justice

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Nathan Pysno is Director of Economic Crime & Procedural Justice at NACDL. He leads NACDL’s policy work on a wide variety of issues including, the trial penalty, plea bargaining, discovery, white collar crime, overcriminalization, and mens rea. He is a frequent writer, speaker, and lobbyist on criminal legal system reform issues. He was a member of the task force that published The New York State Trial Penalty: The Constitutional Right to Trial Under Attack, a groundbreaking research report on the trial penalty in New York State; and was co-author of Without Intent Revisited: Assessing the Intent Requirement in Federal Criminal Law 10 Years Later, a study of mens rea requirements in federal criminal legislation (with Zack Smith).

Prior to joining NACDL, he was a white collar criminal defense lawyer and litigator at a law firm in Washington, D.C., and served as a law clerk to Judge Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Vanderbilt Law School, where he was Senior Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. He is an award-winning author.

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