​Tali Farhadian Weinstein

Tali Farhadian Weinstein is the General Counsel of the Kings County District Attorney’s Office (Brooklyn). In that capacity, she oversees the office’s Appeals Bureau, Post-Conviction Justice Bureau, Civil Litigation Bureau, and Law Enforcement Accountability Bureau; leads several reform initiatives of the District Attorney’s Justice 2020 plan; and counsels the District Attorney of an agency comprised of 1,200 employees. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law and Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU Law School, where she teaches “Criminal Justice Reform and the District Attorney” and was previously a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law. Tali served in the United States Department of Justice from 2009 to 2017. For six years, she was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of New York, where she investigated and prosecuted federal crimes in nearly every area of the office’s practice. Previously Tali was Counsel to the Attorney General of the United States, advising AG Holder on a range of criminal law, immigration policy, and other issues, and working closely with senior officials at the White House and executive agencies. Tali began her legal career as a law clerk for the Honorable Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the Supreme Court of the United States (October Term 2004 and October Term 2005), and for the Honorable Merrick B. Garland at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (2003-2004). She has taught immigration law and policy at Columbia Law School and worked in private practice. Tali is a graduate of Yale College, where she won the Alpheus Henry Snow Prize, and Yale Law School, where she was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. A Rhodes Scholar, she received her M.Phil in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle East Studies) from Oxford University. She serves as a Trustee of the New York Public Library, on the Board of Directors of UJA-Federation NY, the Yale University Council, and the Board of Advisors of the Center on Law and Security at NYU Law School.