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Andrew Kushner

Policy Counsel

Andrew Kushner is a policy counsel on CRL’s state policy team. Working out of the Oakland office, he advises allies and lawmakers in California and other states about ending abusive lending practices at the state level.

Prior to joining CRL, Andrew was an associate at a public interest law firm in San Francisco, where he represented unions, workers, non-profit groups, and cities on a variety of issues related to economic justice. Before that, Andrew clerked for the Honorable Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, of the Supreme Court of California, and for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Andrew is a graduate of Pomona College and Stanford Law School. In his spare time, he enjoys riding his bike and hiking with his wife and dog.


August 5, 2022 | By Andrew Kushner | East Bay Times
California is rightly considered a leader in technology, culture and public policy. For instance, our state famously broke new ground in the 1960s with auto emissions standards that the federal...
July 28, 2022 | By Esmé E Deprez, Evan Weinberger, and Jennifer Surane | Bloomberg
The industry has faced accusations that it emotionally manipulates users and glamorizes debt, using social media influencers to drive adoption and marketing slogans such as this one from 2018: “Broke...