Rae Downes Koshetz, Esq.


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Rae Koshetz entered private practice after a distinguished career as a prosecutor and New York police official.

Ms. Koshetz served for 14 years as Deputy Commissioner-Trials of the New York Police Department, where she supervised and presided over disciplinary trials of uniformed and civilian members of the NYPD on matters ranging from rules violations to homicides. Prior to that, she was a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Chief Assistant in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, and a Special Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Special State Anti-Corruption Prosecutor.

Born in Norwich, Connecticut, she was graduated from Connecticut College and has served as a trustee and President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors of that institution.

She worked as a daily newspaper reporter before earning her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review. She has served on numerous bar committees, is often quoted on police disciplinary matters, and serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she conducts a seminar entitled "Law and Police Policy" and has taught trial advocacy to second and third year law students.

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Membership and Affiliation

Association of the Bar, City of New York

  • Past member of Committees on Criminal Justice Budget and Operations, Criminal Courts, Criminal Advocacy and the Council on Criminal Justice

Connecticut College, New London, CT

  • Member of the Board of Trustees
  • former President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors