Mary Price, General Counsel

Mary PriceMary Price is General Counsel of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM). She directs the FAMM Litigation Project and advocates for reform of federal sentencing and corrections law and policy before Congress, the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the Bureau of Prisons, and the Department of Justice.

She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, is a member of its Sentencing Committee, serves on the ABA’s Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes, and is a founder of Clemency Project 2014, serving on its Steering, Screening and Resource committees. Previously, she served on the Practitioners’ Advisory Group to the United States Sentencing Commission.

Ms. Price’s expertise on federal sentencing law and policy has led to media interviews and guest slots on national outlets such as the PBS NewsHour, MSNBC’s Up with Steve Kornacki, NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, HuffPost Live, and The Diane Rehm Show, among others. She is frequently interviewed and quoted in national print and on-line media. Her op-eds and articles have been published in a variety of outlets including Forbes, the National Law Journal, Huffington Post, the Federal Sentencing Reporter and Main Justice. She has appeared on academic and conference panels addressing issues such as the economics of sentencing reform, compassionate release in the federal Bureau of Prisons, and white collar sentencing. She has testified on numerous occasions before the United States Sentencing Commission on reforms to the federal sentencing guidelines.

Prior to joining FAMM, Ms. Price was associated with the law firm of Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell & Bank, LLP where she handled appeals of courts martial and conducted administrative advocacy on behalf of U.S. service members.

Ms. Price graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar and the Law Center’s first recipient of the Bettina Pruckmayr Human Rights Award.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Oregon. Ms. Price joined the staff of FAMM in late 2000. 

Click here for a full list of Mary’s published work.