Sharon Bradford Franklin

Senior Counsel, The Constitution Project

Sharon Bradford Franklin
Sharon Bradford Franklin is Senior Counsel at The Constitution Project, a constitutional watchdog based in Washington, D.C. Her work focuses on TCP’s Rule of Law Program, including issues of government secrecy, individual privacy, and detention policies. 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. She worked closely with the committee in the development of the report Recommendations for the Implementation of a Comprehensive and Constitutional Cybersecurity Policy, and she is a member of the Cybersecurity Subcommittee for the DHS Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. Before joining The Constitution Project, Ms. Franklin served as Executive Director of the Washington Council of Lawyers, a voluntary bar association whose mission is to promote pro bono and public interest law. Previously, Ms. Franklin spent ten years as a civil rights lawyer. She served as a Trial Attorney in the Housing & Civil Enforcement Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and she worked on civil rights policy matters as a Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Federal Communications Commission. She graduated from Harvard College and Yale Law School.


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