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Of Washington, DC, passed away Friday morning, June 23, 2017. Born in New York, NY on March 27, 1939 to Claire Harris Kaplan and Edward Emmanuel Kaplan. Lynne graduated from Bryn Mawr College, class of 1959, and was one of six women in the graduating class of Yale Law School where she earned her JD, class of 1962. After holding prominent posts in government-she was the first female section chief in the civil division of the U.S. Department of Justice-Lynne blazed a trail becoming a solo law practitioner, advocating tirelessly on behalf of her clients, for more than 30 years. She was fiercely dedicated to her law practice until her last breath. Lynne was also the editor of two volumes on counterterrorism following the 9/11 attacks, including The Law of Counterterrorism, published by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, 2011. Lynne was a brilliant, enigmatic, charismatic, incomparably-spirited and uniquely individual person who made a strong impression on all who encountered her. Lynne will be dearly missed by her family. She is survived by her three children, Nancy-Ellen Zusman (Bob Lee), Karen Jill Zusman, and Peter Michael Zusman; her sister, Anita Kaplan Linker; her ex-husband, Morris Zusman; and her grandchildren, Madeline and Jacob Lee. Memorial Services will be held at the Linden Hills Jewish Cemetery in Queens, NY on July 20, 2017.
Published by The Washington Post on Jun. 25, 2017.
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Lynne was a good friend of mine for many years. We met through the ABA Administrative Law Section. As others have noted, she was a tremendous asset to the Section through her work on homeland security and many other projects. She was very proud of her law practice which she built from scratch, primarily representing federal employees. She was totally devoted to her clients and was skillful and tenacious in representing them--and equally devoted to her friends and family. Lynne was a unique personality who I will never forget.
Michael Asimow
July 25, 2017
As. a Law School classmate I looked forward to seeing Lynne and enjoying her company at our reunions. She, along with Morris were among the few who visited Alice and me at our apartment in New Haven during our law school years. At our 25th, I provided her transportation out to the Calabresi's farm and to the Tweed - New Haven Airport. She was a dear person.
July 21, 2017
Lynne was a great editor, a good friend, and always available for a chat.
Rick Paszkiet
July 21, 2017
Lynne has been a good friend to our family. She was always willing to share her time, expertise, and wit. Dave and Nan Maddox
John D. Maddox
July 16, 2017
Lynne is fondly remembered by her Yale Law School '62 classmates.

David Grove
Class Secretary
David Grove
July 12, 2017
I was a long time friend of your mother and shared many of the events of her life the past thirty years.

Al White
Alexander White
June 29, 2017
Nancy-Ellen, My sympathies at this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts. Jenn
Jenn Allaire
June 28, 2017
We enjoyed our times with Lynne here for dinner at our home. We were shocked to read about her death. May she rest in peace. Love Doug and Margo [email protected]
June 26, 2017
Lynne Zusman was an amazing presence in the Administrative Law Section of the ABA for many years. Her contributions to the education of attorneys engaged in the practice of homeland security law and counterterrorism law were many, and her passion led her to become one of the original founders of the Homeland Security Law Institute and the Editor of two wonderful books on counter-terrorism law and co-editor of one on homeland security law. Lynne was a Section Fellow (one of the highest honors we can bestow on members who have made great contributions to the practice of administrative law). We will always remember her passion and her prodigious memory, and her energy and enthusiasm. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Anne Kiefer
June 26, 2017
Sorry Nancy-Ellen. Loosing a mom is never easy. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Linda Gehrke
June 26, 2017
I was very close to your mom during our first two years at Bryn Mawr, after which we lost touch. But I never forgot our time together. She was such a good friend, with a wonderful laugh I remember it to this day. I send my sympathies to her family. Nancy Kirk
Nancy Kirk
June 26, 2017
Rest in peace, Lynne Rose.
Lauren Erickson
June 26, 2017
I was lucky to be together with your mom when our two families met on the islands of Lake George many many years ago. Love and condolences from Jonathan, Annette, Degania and Maritza
Jonathan Feig
June 26, 2017
My beloved mom, Lynne Rose Kaplan Zusman, brilliant attorney advocating tirelessly on behalf of her clients; enigmatic, charismatic, incomparably-spirited, uniquely individual, ceaselessly complex--i love you and will forever carry you in my thoughts. you arrived at the onset of spring, and departed at the last of spring. indescribable bloom, your essence lingers on. 3/27/1939-6/23/2017.
karen zusman
June 25, 2017
Nancy-Ellen - I only had the pleasure of meeting mom once, but that experience was a tremendous pleasure and honor. May Lynne rest in peace and may your family always be inspired by her accomplishments.
Jay Fox
June 25, 2017
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