Isaac Gorodetski is director of state and local policy at the Manhattan Institute. In this role he manages MI’s extensive portfolio of urban policy and public sector reform initiatives across the country.
Previously, he was the deputy director of legal policy at MI and led the state-specific overcriminalization project to bring attention to the alarming trend of over-expansive criminal codes and regulations. Along with legal policy director James Copland, he authored several policy briefs and opinion pieces—predominately on criminal justice issues.
Gorodetski holds a J.D. from New York Law School, where he was president of the school's Federalist Society chapter, and a B.B.A. in economics from Baruch College.