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Eric Rosenbaum

Chief of DNA Prosecutions, Queens County District Attorney’s Office

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Eric Rosenbaum

Chief of DNA Prosecutions, Queens County District Attorney’s Office

Eric Rosenbaum has been a prosecutor in New York City since 1994 and has served as Chief of DNA Prosecutions at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office since 2004.  He is also Deputy Chief of the Special Victims Bureau and a senior legislative advisor to NYS District Attorneys Association for whom he co-chairs the legislative committee on sex crimes and family violence.  Eric graduated from Williams College and Fordham University School of Law.  Following law school, he worked for several years as an associate at the Proskauer Rose law firm in Manhattan before joining the Queens DA’s Office.

Since the introduction of CODIS in New York, Eric has helped develop city and statewide protocols and best practices relating to use of the data banks.  He helped architect and oversee various DNA-based initiatives including: a 2000-2004 rape kit back log project involving 16,000 kits; creation of a web-based NYC DNA hits reporting system; legislative efforts resulting in passage of an “all-crimes” expansion of the state convicted offender CODIS database; a comprehensive cold-case review project; and, most recently, implementation of familial DNA searching in New York State.  In addition, for 24 years, Eric has specialized in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assaults, child abuse, and violence against the elderly.  He oversees day-to-day bureau operations which includes supervising a 24/7 rapid response program that deploys prosecutors to work with crime victims and law enforcement at crime scenes, hospitals, and police precincts in a county of 2.5 million people.

Outside of New York City, Eric lectures nationally on advanced trial advocacy, prosecution best practices and forensics.  He has served as a UNICEF-sponsored legal advisor to the government of Malawi on child abuse and sex crimes, and he has worked with the U.S. Department of State in the Middle-East to train police, prosecutors and judges in the areas of gender-based violence and forensic DNA.