Meet the District Attorneys from All Five New York City Boroughs

Stroock is proud to host another in its exciting series of Government Leadership Forums. Please join us to see and hear from the District Attorneys as they discuss the opportunities and challenges they face on a daily basis.

Robert Abrams, former New York State Attorney General and Chair of Stroock's Government Relations Practice and Joel Cohen, Stroock Of Counsel will moderate the program.

Jerry H. Goldfeder, Stroock Special Counsel will introduce the program.

Registration will be filled on a first come first served basis. There is no cost for this event.

Richard A. Brown is the District Attorney of Queens County. He was elected to a full four-year term as District Attorney at the general election held in November 1991 and was re-elected at the 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011 general election. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College in 1953, graduated from New York University School of Law in June 1956 and was admitted to the Bar by the Appellate Division, Second Department in October 1956.

Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. is the District Attorney of Richmond County, Staten Island. Before being elected District Attorney, Mr. Donovan served as the Chief of Staff to S.I. Borough President Guy V. Molinari for six years before being appointed Deputy Borough President under James Molinaro in 2002. During that time, Mr. Donovan served as chairman of the Staten Island September 11th Memorial Advisory Committee and as the Borough President's liaison to the Department of Education, the uniform services of New York City and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management.

Robert Johnson is the District Attorney of Bronx County. He is the first African-American District Attorney in the history of New York State. And, in 2005, he became the longest-serving District Attorney in Bronx history. He graduated from James Monroe High School, the City College of New York, and New York University School of Law. From 1975 to 1978, he was a criminal defense attorney for the Legal Aid Society. This was followed by eight years as a Bronx Assistant District Attorney. In August of 1986, he was appointed a Judge of the New York City Criminal Court, and then promoted to Acting Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, where he served until 1988.

Kenneth P. Thompson is the District Attorney of Kings County, Brooklyn. District Attorney Thompson is a former federal prosecutor who served in the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York, where he successfully investigated and prosecuted a wide range of criminal cases, and gained a reputation as an exceptional trial lawyer. Prior to joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Mr. Thompson was an attorney in the United States Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., where he served as Special Assistant to the Treasury Department Undersecretary for Enforcement, and later the Department's General Counsel's Office.

Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. is the District Attorney of New York County. Upon taking office, Mr. Vance modernized the Manhattan District Attorney's Office by reorganizing its resources and creating new specialized bureaus and units, including the Crime Strategies Unit, Forensic Science/Cold Case Unit, Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau, Major Economic Crimes Bureau, Special Victims Bureau, Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, Hate Crimes Unit, and the Public Integrity Unit. In July 2011, Mr. Vance was elected by his peers to serve as President of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York for the 2012 term. Mr. Vance also serves as co-chair of the New York State Permanent Commission on Sentencing.

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