Lecturer in Law
David Bitkower is the Chief of the Violent Crimes and Terrorism Section at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. He has served as an Assistant United States Attorney since 2005. He earned his B.A. cum laude from Yale University in 1997, and in 2002 he earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After graduating from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand in the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Pierre N. Leval on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In 2010, he won the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service, the Justice Department’s highest civilian honor, for his role in investigating and prosecuting “the most serious plot to attack our Nation since the events of September 11, 2001.” In 2011, he won the New York City Bar Association’s Stimson Medal, given annually to an Outstanding Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the Eastern District of New York.