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head shot of womanMiriam E. Rocah (“Mimi”) was elected in November 2020 after running a grassroots campaign centered on an aggressive platform for reforming and modernizing the DA’s office; rebuildingtrust between law enforcement and the communities it serves; and fighting for a safer and fairercriminal justice system for all of Westchester.

From transparency, accountability and conviction integrity to reducing gun violence and betteraddressing mental health issues, DA Rocah’s comprehensive and ambitious vision for theWestchester County’s DA’s office is formed by her 16½ -year career as a federal prosecutor, prioritizing victim-centered, trauma-informed policies, and as a daughter of victims of crime.

She served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 2011 to 2017 in the Southern District of New York where she oversaw the prosecution of organized crime, gun traffickers, corrupt publicofficials, narcotics dealers, sex traffickers, and child predators. In 2011, under President Obama, Rocah was promoted by US Attorney Preet Bharara as Chief of the Westchester Division for the Department of Justice. Rocah served as primary liaison with law enforcement agencies and other prosecutorial offices such as the Westchester District Attorney’s office, and coordinated and co-chaired multi-county task forces on specific issues such as human trafficking and the opioid overdose epidemic. She has organized and led numerous forums in Westchester on public corruption, sexual and domestic violence and online child predators. Rocah received numerous Department of Justice awards including the 2016 Women In Federal Law Enforcement Leadership Award.

Prior to her career at SDNY, DA Rocah clerked for the Honorable John Gleeson, United StatesDistrict Court for the Eastern District of New York, and the Honorable Chester J. Straub, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked as a litigation associate at the lawfirm Cravath, Swaine and Moore.

Recently, DA Rocah was Pace University School of Law's Distinguished Fellow in Criminal Justiceand a Legal Analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. A native of Chicago, Illinois, DA Rocah graduatedfrom New York University School of Law, magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, and earned a BA in American History, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

She lives in Scarsdale with her husband and two children who attend Westchester public schools.DA Rocah has served as the PTA School Safety Chair at Fox Meadow Elementary School, been an active volunteer working to end gun violence with Moms Demand Action, and a recent board member of My Sister’s Place, an organization that helps victims of domestic violence and human trafficking.