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Robert Morgenthau ’48LLB

In nearly 35 years as Manhattan District Attorney, Robert Morgenthau ’48LLB has drawn hundreds of headlines, prosecuted everyone from Bernie Goetz to Boy George to the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, and served as inspiration for Law & Order’s Adam Schiff. Now he has an award named after him. New York’s District Attorneys Association celebrated its 100th anniversary by creating an award in Morgenthau’s honor, which will be given every year to four assistant DAs around the state. The association’s president pointed out that Morgenthau has served “for more than one third of our existence,” while “The Boss” himself joked that he “was just getting ready for kindergarten” when the group formed. The 90-year-old DA is retiring at the end of this year.

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