Linda Fairstein

Linda Fairstein is a Senior Advisor at K2 Intelligence leading our Sexual Misconduct Consulting Group.

From 1972 through 2002, Fairstein served in the office of the New York County District Attorney, where she was Chief of the Sex Crimes Prosecution Unit. For 26 years, she was responsible for creating many transformative investigative and prosecutorial techniques. Fairstein was one of the first prosecutors in America to work with DNA. She introduced the use of John Doe DNA indictments; created the first “cold case DNA unit”; and drafted legislation for a variety of laws which have protected victims and leveled the playing field in the courtroom. She has received numerous awards for her legal work and advocacy, including the Federal Bar Council’s Emory Buckner Award for Public Service, the UJA Federation’s Proskauer Award, Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year Award, and the 2010 New York Women’s Agenda Lifetime Achievement Award for her domestic violence work.

Fairstein is the author of an internationally best-selling series of crime novels. Fairstein is also the author of a non-fiction work, Sexual Violence: Our War Against Rape (William Morrow & Co., 1993), which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is a regular contributor on criminal justice issues to television, magazines, and journals.