Meg Reiss, Chief Assistant District Attorney
Most recently, Meg Reiss served as Chief of Social Justice in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn, NY) where she worked to create community-led networks to enhance safety and build community trust without relying on institutional programing or incarceration. Reiss started her career as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn DA’s Office and served as a homicide prosecutor there, Chief of Staff in the Nassau County DA’s Office, a deputy monitor on a team that supervised the Los Angeles Police Department’s compliance with a federal consent decree, part of a panel that oversaw London’s Metropolitan Police Service, and Executive Director of the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College. In addition to Meg’s work on public safety and reform, she also brings deep expertise in white collar enforcement, including having led investigations of major financial institutions concerning violations of key areas of enforcement for Manhattan, including money laundering, antitrust, and securities.
Sherene Crawford, Executive Assistant DA, Pathways for Public Safety
Sherene, a DANY alum, previously served in multiple capacities at the Center for Court Innovation, most recently as its Director of the Center for Court Innovation’s new Strategic Planning and Impact Department. Before obtaining her law degree, Sherene spent nearly a decade working with survivors of intimate partner violence at Safe Horizon and the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
Brian Crow, Executive Assistant DA for Public Policy
Brian most recently served as a Deputy Director at the New York City Council, where he managed the team that created and helped implement the Council’s agenda on criminal justice and immigration issues, including the closure of jails on Rikers Island. He started his law career as a public defender in Brooklyn.
Leslie Dubeck, General Counsel
Leslie previously served as General Counsel to the NYC Department of Investigations (DOI) and, before that, was General Counsel to the Office of the New York Attorney General (“NYAG”). Earlier in her career, she practiced appellate law at the NYAG and Jones Day.
Richard Fife, Senior Advisor for External Affairs
Richard has worked for more than 40 years developing and implementing communications and outreach strategies for campaigns, companies, and causes. Recently recognized by City & State NY as one the top ten New York political consultants, he has also advised numerous non-profit groups including Henry Street Settlement, the New York Asian Women’s Center (now Womankind), and Robinhood, NYC’s largest poverty-fighting organization.
Gloria Garcia, Deputy General Counsel
Gloria has served in a number of roles at DANY for the last 15 years, including most recently as Deputy Chief of the Investigation Division. Gloria joined the Office in 2006 as an assistant in Trial Bureau 70 and then went on to serve in the Investigations Division, where she was assigned to the Special Prosecutions Bureau (now the Financial Frauds Bureau) and the Major Economic Crimes Bureau. Gloria has also served as Deputy Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau, Chief of the Immigrant Affairs Unit, and Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau.
Wesley Gibson, Chief Operating Officer
Wes Gibson comes to DANY with over ten years of experience in New York City government. He previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the Department of Investigation, Chief Operating Officer for the Division for Youth and Family Justice at the Administration for Children’s Services, and Chief of Staff for Administration at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services.
Susan Hoffinger, Executive Assistant DA, Chief of Investigations
Susan Hoffinger is a founding partner of The Hoffinger Firm, PLLC. Her practice focuses on white collar and non-white collar criminal defense, civil litigation, both state and federal, as well as regulatory matters and internal company investigations. Susan previously was an ADA at DANY for eight years from 1992 to 2000. Susan will be joining DANY in early February.
Audrey Moore, EEO Officer & Special Counsel
Audrey Moore has spent the last 31 years at DANY. Most recently, she was First Assistant and Chief Diversity Officer, where she led the office in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Audrey also previously served as Chief of the Special Victims Bureau, where she oversaw the Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Elder Abuse, Sex Crimes, Human Trafficking Response, and Witness Aid Services Units.
Peter Pope, Special Counsel
Peter has spent over two decades in public service, and a decade as a defense lawyer. He started his career at DANY in Trial Bureau 40 and then worked in the Labor Racketeering Unit, where he was a Deputy. Over his career, he has served as the Director of Policy for New York State, Chief of the Criminal Division at the NYAG, Inspector General for the NYC School Construction Authority, and Chief of the Investor Protection Bureau in the AG’s Office.
Terri Rosenblatt, Chief of the Post-Conviction Justice Unit
Most recently, Terri headed the DNA Unit at the Legal Aid Society. She also represented clients as a public defender in the Bronx, and as an attorney in an appellate and civil rights law firm. Terri serves as committee chairs in both city and national bar associations and has a leadership role in a national forensic science organization. The Post-Conviction Justice Unit will report directly to DA Bragg.
Joyce Smith, Executive Assistant DA, Chief of the Trial Division
Joyce served as Acting Nassau County District Attorney, after previously serving as Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Community Relations Division. She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in Queens, where for fifteen years she specialized in prosecuting domestic violence cases, eventually elevated to the role of Unit Chief in the Special Prosecutions Division. Joyce also worked for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and as the Executive Director for the Family Justice Center in the Bronx.
Jordan Stockdale, Chief of Staff
Jordan Stockdale most recently served as the Executive Director of the Young Men’s Initiative (“YMI”). Prior to YMI, Jordan served as Deputy Executive Director of the Close Rikers Initiative at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice (“MOCJ”). At MOCJ, Jordan also managed the implementation of Raise the Age. Before working at the Mayor’s Office, Jordan was a special education teacher in Harlem.
Chanterelle Sung, Chief of Strategic Operations
Chanterelle started her career as an Assistant D.A. at DANY. Chanterelle thereafter served as an Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation, the Director of Monitoring and Compliance for the New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, and most recently as a compliance officer at a pharmaceuticals company.
Nicholas Viorst, Chief of the Police Integrity and Accountability Unit
Nick returned to DANY in 2021 to lead the office’s police accountability work. Nick had a prior stint at DANY as a line ADA – and after 2012, a homicide ADA – in Trial Bureau 70. In the interim, Nick was at the New York State Attorney General’s Office as a Deputy Chief of the Special Investigations and Prosecutions Unit (SIPU) – which investigated and, where appropriate, prosecuted cases in which a law enforcement officer caused the death of an unarmed civilian. The Police Integrity and Accountability Unit will report directly to DA Bragg.
Steven Wu, Executive Assistant DA, Chief of Appeals Division
Steven served as Deputy Solicitor General at the New York Attorney General’s Office. He joined the NYAG in 2008 and previously served as an Assistant Solicitor General and as Special Counsel to the Solicitor General. Before joining the NYAG, he was an associate at a law firm and a law clerk to the Hon. Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.