Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney's Office
Karen Friedman Agnifilo serves as Chief Assistant District Attorney. Ms. Friedman Agnifilo rejoined the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in 2010 as Executive ADA and Chief of the Trial Division, leaving her position as General Counsel to the New York City Criminal Justice Coordinator. In that capacity, she managed multi-agency criminal justice policy initiatives and projects and helped shape New York City's criminal justice legislative and policy agendas. Her areas of focus have included human trafficking, including serving as the chair of the New York City Anti Human Trafficking Task Force, implementing numerous human trafficking initiatives; internet safety; sexual assault; DNA; domestic violence; mental health; technology projects; juvenile justice; and more. A veteran of the District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Friedman Agnifilo previously served for 14 years as an Assistant District Attorney, including four years as Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit. She also served in the Homicide Investigation Unit, the Family Violence and Child Abuse Bureau, and the Asian Gang Unit. Ms. Friedman Agnifilo is a 1988 graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and a 1992 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.