Lutzker & Lutzker LLP

1233 20th Street, N.W.
Suite 703 Washington D.C. 20036 U.S.A.

Susan J. Lutzker

Intellectual Property

Copyright Law/ Trademarks and Brand Protection/ Internet and Social Media/ Entertainment and the Arts/ Nonprofit Organizations


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (1974)
  • Radcliffe College, Harvard University, A.B., cum laude (1970)


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Combining an academic and personal background in the arts with a strong foundation in the nuts and bolts of complex legal transactions, Susan Lutzker specializes in copyright and other issues related to the use of the Internet and social media in both transactional matters and litigation.

Susan enjoys helping entrepreneurs and creative professionals develop and grow their businesses. Through involvement with the SelectUSA program of the U.S. Department of Commerce, she works with foreign investors interested in expanding into the U.S. market. She also uses her understanding of the nonprofit environment from her years at the National Trust for Historic Preservation to provide a full range of legal services to nonprofit clients, including helping them balance tax-exempt entity constraints with the need to create new revenue sources.

As a director and officer of the Cultural Treasures Foundation, she is instrumental in developing educational programs on topics of cultural importance and creating links with other cultural organizations in D.C.

Prior to establishing Lutzker & Lutzker with her husband, Arnold Lutzker, Susan spent twenty years as in-house attorney at the headquarters of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a federally-chartered nonprofit organization charged with mobilizing and leading the private preservation movement in the United States. She represented the National Trust in helping to finance complex projects designed to rehabilitate historic communities and landmark properties and build cultural pride, often in blighted inner-city neighborhoods.

Her early legal practice was with Lane and Edson, P.C., where she worked on novel tax issues involving the syndication of low-income housing, a skill later used at the National Trust to support the Trust’s participation in rehabilitation projects utilizing the historic preservation and low-income tax credits.


  • Recipient of the 2017 Alberto Lasheras Shine Memorial Award of INBLF given each year to the INBLF member whose efforts to strengthen and advance the organization most exemplify the spirit of this early architect of INBLF
  • Co-chair, SelectUSA Committee, INBLF
  • Secretary and Treasurer, Cultural Treasures Foundation