Hannah Yu

Hannah Yu, Chief of the Hate Crimes Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, is a graduate of Barnard College and St. John’s University School of Law.  She worked as a litigation associate at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP for about four years and clerked for the Honorable Brian M. Cogan in the Eastern District of New York before joining the New York County District Attorney’s Office in 2014.  As a homicide assistant and a member of the Sex Crimes Unit, Hannah has prosecuted numerous violent street crimes, including shootings, robberies, and homicides, as well as intimate partner violence and sexual assault cases.  She is a member of the Legal Hiring Board and has previously served as Criminal Court Supervisor and the Attorney-in-Charge of the Summer Law Fellowship Program at the Manhattan DA’s Office.   In August of this year, Hannah was appointed Chief of the Hate Crimes Unit where she supervises the prosecution of the Office’s hate crime cases.  Hannah is a member of the Korean Prosecutors Association (KPA) and AABANY.