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Comm. Heidi Grossman

New York City Department of Correction
Deputy Commissioner for Legal Matters/General Counsel
East Elmhurst, NY, USA


Heidi Grossman is the General Counsel/Deputy Commissioner of Legal Matters for the New York City Department of Correction and serves as the Department’s chief legal officer.  At the Department, she oversees three divisions.  One is the Legal Division, which handles the Department’s legal work and ensures that the Department’s policies are lawfully and fairly applied.  The second is the Trials and Litigation Division, which enforces staff violations of the Department’s rules and regulations.  The third is the Adjudication Unit, which adjudicates Department infractions committed by incarcerated individuals.

Prior to joining the Department of Correction in 2014, Ms. Grossman served in various supervisory positions at the New York City Law Department, including Deputy Chief of the Special Federal Litigation Division at the New York City Law Department, handling mostly federal litigation involving the New York City Police Department and the New York City Department of Correction.  Ms. Grossman received her law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.

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