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Susan Hamsher

Senior Associate

Susan advises the firm’s clients on the legal issues facing nonprofits including establishing and securing tax exemption, governance and fundraising issues, and the complex and wide range of laws applicable to organizations engaged in public interest, policy advocacy, and political activities.

Prior to joining Harmon Curran, Susan was an attorney at The Nature Conservancy, one of the world’s largest environmental charities. She advised the Conservancy’s various divisions in the U.S. and globally on tax, fundraising, privacy, intellectual property, lobbying, government ethics, and campaign finance for ballot measures. Susan also served as the primary attorney to the Conservancy’s program in India.

Before beginning her legal career, Susan held a range of positions in government and public interest organizations. She was the Operations Manager at charity: water and a Law Clerk at the U.S. Department of State and at the United Nations Environment Programme.

Susan lives in Washington D.C. where she is mom to two boys – Parker and Max.  In her spare time, Susan can be found hiking, spending time with family, and cooking.

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