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Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah has dedicated her life to pursuing justice for victims, keeping our communities safe, and working for a fairer criminal justice system for all.

Guided by the principles of safety, accountability, integrity and justice, DA Rocah leads the largest prosecutorial agency in the state of New York outside New York City with more than 120 Assistant District Attorneys, 34 investigators, and about 90 support personnel.

As a daughter of victims of violent crimes, DA Rocah, who had a successful 16½-year career as a federal prosecutor, is dedicated to fighting gun violence and extremism while investing in crime prevention and mental health programs.

DA Rocah served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice from 2001 to 2017 in the Southern District of New York (SDNY), where she oversaw the prosecution of organized crime, gun traffickers, corrupt public officials, narcotics dealers, sex traffickers, and child predators. She is a recipient of the 2016 Women in Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award.

Under President Obama, she was promoted in 2012 by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Chief of the DOJ’s Westchester Division. In that position, she served as primary liaison with law enforcement agencies and other prosecutorial offices including the Westchester County District Attorney’s office, and coordinated and co-chaired multi-county task forces on specific public health and safety issues like the opioid overdose epidemic. She has organized and led numerous forums in Westchester County on public corruption, sexual abuse and domestic violence, and cybercrimes.

DA Rocah was elected Westchester County District Attorney in November 2020 after running a successful grassroots campaign centered on modernizing the DA’s Office and rebuilding trust between law enforcement and the communities it serves.

Before running for office, DA Rocah was Pace University School of Law's Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justice and a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News.

Prior to her career at SDNY, DA Rocah clerked for Judge John Gleeson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Judge Chester J. Straub of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was also a litigation associate at the law firm Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and a paralegal at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.

A native of Chicago, Illinois, DA Rocah is a graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law. She is also an alum of the nationally-acclaimed NYC Urban Fellows Program, a public policy fellowship where she completed her program with the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs.

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