Westchester County DA Rocha appoints Tarek Rahman to Executive Admin

Westchester County DA Rocha appoints  Tarek Rahman to Executive Admin

White Plains, NY – Former Bronx County prosecutor Tarek Rahman has been appointed to serve the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office as Executive Assistant District Attorney, joining District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah’s Executive Administration.

Rahman, who was officially sworn in on October 18, 2021, became the fourth member of DA Rocah’s Executive Team, joining Amy Finzi, Chief Assistant District Attorney, Lila Kirton, Executive Assistant District Attorney for Intergovernmental Affairs and Criminal Justice Initiatives, and Berit Berger, Executive Assistant District Attorney for Policy and Strategic Initiatives.

“I am thrilled to welcome Tarek Rahman to my Executive Team,” DA Rocah said. “With over two decades of experience serving as a prosecutor at the state and county level, Tarek brings extensive skill, knowledge, and vision that will greatly enhance my team and our ability to ensure that safety, accountability, integrity and justice are secured here in Westchester County.”

Rahman will play an integral role serving the District Attorney, helping to direct and oversee the investigations and prosecutions handled by the office. He will also help develop and enhance the long term investigatory capabilities of various bureaus, and work to develop new and expanded strategic partnerships with law enforcement agencies throughout the county and state.

“To serve the District Attorney’s Office as Executive Assistant District Attorney and represent the people of Westchester County is a true honor,” Rahman said. “I look forward to working with District Attorney Rocah to pursue the goals of the Office as we continue to build confidence in our criminal justice system.”

Rahman previously served in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office as the Deputy Chief of the Investigations Division, where he worked closely with the United States Attorneys in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey to coordinate joint investigations and manage overlapping investigations. He also oversaw cases related to gang violence, gun trafficking, police shootings, public corruption, and more, and created strong working relationships with various law enforcement entities at the federal, state and local levels.

Before working in the Bronx, Rahman served in the Office of the New York State Attorney General for nearly a decade where he investigated and prosecuted organized crime, enterprise corruption and firearm trafficking and served as the First Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Organized Crime Task Force. Rahman began his career in 1999 as an Assistant District Attorney with the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office working in the Trial Division and the Grand Jury Bureau.

He is a graduate of Middlebury College and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.