Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club in the Bronx, NY
March 29, 2011
Town Hall Panelists:
, Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Chief, Racket Crimes Bureau
Dr. Jennifer Lagnado
, Lawrence High School Principal
, Nassau County District Attorney
Prior to becoming the first woman in Long Island’s history to be elected district attorney, Rice served as an Assistant United States Attorney under Attorney General Janet Reno in the United States Department of Justice’s Philadelphia office. During her more than five years as a federal prosecutor, Rice prosecuted cases of corporate fraud, deadbeat parents and public corruption, as well as federal drug and gun cases.
Rice began her career as a prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, where she prosecuted cases of domestic violence, sexual assault and armed robbery, before being promoted to the office’s elite Homicide Bureau, where Rice successfully prosecuted dozens of murder cases.
Rice has received numerous awards and recognition for her service as a state and federal prosecutor. Rice has been the recipient of the United States Inspector General’s Integrity Award and the United States Attorney General’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. As District Attorney, Rice has been honored by Touro University, the North Shore Animal League, the National Organization of Women, and 100 Black Men of Long Island, among many others.
Rice is the 3rd Vice President of the District Attorney Association of the State of New York, a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, the National District Attorneys Association and the Board of Governors at Touro Law School, and a board member of New York Prosecutors Training Institute, Inc.
Kathleen Rice is a graduate of Garden City High School, Catholic University of America and Touro Law School. She is a resident of Locust Valley, New York.