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Carl Hamad-Lipscombe

Criminal Justice Manager, Pretrial Justice

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Todd Spoth

Carl helps design and execute investments in Arnold Ventures’ Pretrial Justice portfolio.

Previously, he led policy and strategic communications initiatives at a national immigration advocacy organization and represented indigent defendants as a public defender and fellow at The Bronx Defenders. Carl also has experience litigating criminal appeals, representing undocumented immigrants in immigration proceedings, and providing trainings and technical assistance for government agencies, private foundations, and other stakeholders. His research and writing on criminal justice and immigration reform has been featured in numerous media outlets including MSNBC, BBC, and Time.

Carl received a bachelor’s in philosophy from Brooklyn College and a law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where he was executive editor of Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal. He also served as an editor at The Wagner Review, the academic journal of the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, where he completed graduate coursework in urban planning.

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