Leslie Cornfeld

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Leslie Cornfeld is a policy advisor as well as a public and private sector consultant. She is former public policy consultant to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She also served as Chair of the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement.[1][2][3]

Cornfeld is also a former Federal Prosecutor and was Deputy Chief of the New York City Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption (also known as “the Mollen Commission”). Cornfeld has contributed articles and opinion pieces to The New York Times, Newsweek, Newsday, and New York Law Journal and has made television appearances on Dateline NBC, Turning Point, and PBS/WNET.[4] She also speaks at national conferences and summits.[5][6][7][8][9]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Hollywood, FL, Cornfeld is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.[1]

Career[edit]

Cornfeld began her career as Special Assistant to United States Senator Daniel P. Moynihan in Washington, D.C. She also served as a law clerk to federal judge Pierre N. Leval before becoming a litigation associate at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.[1]

Cornfeld served as the Deputy Chief of the New York City Commission to Investigate Alleged Police Corruption (the “Mollen Commission”), where she supervised investigations of alleged police corruption and brutality, and the anti-corruption systems of the NYPD.[1][10][11][12]

As federal prosecutor, Cornfeld led several public corruption and criminal civil rights cases.[13][14]

Following the highly publicized child abuse death of Nixzmary Brown, Cornfeld was appointed Director of the Mayor’s Interagency Task Force on Child Welfare and Safety.[1]

Cornfeld was appointed Chair of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Interagency Task Force on Truancy, Chronic Absenteeism & School Engagement in June 2010.[1]

Awards[edit]

Cornfeld twice received the National U.S. Attorney General’s Director's Award for Outstanding Performance as a U.S. Attorney, Washington, DC.[7]

Boards[edit]

Cornfeld has served as trustee on non-profit and other boards, including the Children’s Defense Fund,[15] Washington DC for over a decade; the Dalton School in NYC; the Hospital for Special Surgery;[16] the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, and is founder of a public speaking program Girls Speak! in East Harlem, where she serves as a coach and mentor.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Truancy Task Force Leadership [1]
  2. ^ "School attendance gets a closer look". The Washington Post. September 15, 2013. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ Fertig, Beth (September 3, 2013). "Bloomberg Tweaks Approach to Improve School Attendance". WNYC. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mayors Task Force on American Graduate Day". PBS. October 26, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ "join incite at advertising week 2012". Incite. October 2, 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "2014 National Mentoring Summit Presenters". Mentoring.org. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b First Annual Building a Grad Nation Summit Presenter Bios [2]
  8. ^ "Social and Educational Equity:Three Exciting New Campaigns". The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University. 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Social and Educational Equity:Three Exciting New Campaigns". The Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University. 2012. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ Raab, Selwyn (September 28, 1993). "Ex-Rogue Officer Tells Panel Of Police Graft in New York". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ Wolff, Craig (October 1, 1993). "REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK; From Hearings, Portraits of Disgrace". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ Treaster, Joseph B. (July 10, 1994). "Mollen Panel Says Buck Stops With Top Officers". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ Peterson, Helen (August 21, 1997). "20 INDICTED IN DEAF MEXICAN SLAVERY". New York Daily News. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  14. ^ Fried, Joseph P. (July 1, 1999). "5 U.S. Workers Plead Guilty in Bribery Case". The New York Times. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Board of Directors". Children's Defense Fund. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Hospital Leadership". Hospital for Special Surgery. Retrieved February 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Advisory Board". Massachusetts General Hospital. Retrieved February 20, 2014.