Andrea Robinson is a veteran prosecutor and manager with more than 20 years of legal experience specializing in criminal justice, criminal and civil prosecution, litigation, and investigation. As Chief Prosecutor of the Agency’s Administrative Prosecution Unit, she oversees the prosecution of the most serious cases of police misconduct against members of the NYPD—those in which the Board recommends Charges and Specifications.p>
Ms. Robinson worked in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, starting out as an Assistant District Attorney in the Criminal Court Bureau and rose through the ranks holding the titles of Senior Trial Attorney, Deputy Bureau Chief, First Deputy Bureau Chief, and Executive Assistant District Attorney in various Bureaus of the Office, including Criminal Court, Domestic Violence, Grand Jury, Trial Bureau, Gangs, Investigations and Rackets. In those capacities, she was lead counsel in and supervised the investigation and prosecution of attorneys in hundreds of violent, white collar, and major fraud cases, such as homicides, robberies, assaults, and real estate fraud; and police corruption and excessive force cases. She was also the lead trial attorney in two double-jury homicide cases.
While in law school, she was competitively selected to participate in one of the inaugural classes of the Innocence Project, co-founded by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, which sought to exonerate prisoners with DNA evidence. She also interned with prominent criminal defense attorney Gerald Shargel and the non-profit Prisoners’ Legal Services.
Ms. Robinson holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College.