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Sharon Bradford Franklin

Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project

Sharon Bradford Franklin is Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project, where her work focuses on the Rule of Law Program, including government secrecy and individual privacy. She works principally with the Project's bipartisan Liberty and Security Committee, seeking to protect Americans' civil liberties as well as our nation's security post-September 11th. Before joining the Constitution Project, Sharon served as Executive Director of the Washington Council of Lawyers.

Previously, Sharon spent ten years as a civil rights lawyer in the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and in the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission. A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Sharon began her legal career as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jane R. Roth, first in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and then on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Biography last updated April 26, 2012