Susan Hoffinger, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division for the Manhattan DA's office.

Biography of Attorney Susan Hoffinger; Husband, Manhattan DA, Prosecutor

Susan Hoffinger Biography

Susan Hoffinger is a New York attorney specializing in criminal defense, white collar crime and litigation. She is the executive assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division for the Manhattan DA’s office where she previously served as Assistant District Attorney.

She is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, United States District Court for the Northern District of California and United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Susan is one of the attorneys prosecuting former President Donald Trump after he was indicted with 34 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree. He is indicted for falsifying New York business records in order to conceal damaging information and unlawful activity from American voters before and after the 2016 election.

Susan Hoffinger Age

Susan is 59 years old, she was born in 1963 in New York.

Susan Hoffinger Law School

Susan earned her law degree from Columbia Law School.

Susan Hoffinger Parents/ Family

Hofinger was born to a Brahmin criminal defence law family. Her parents are the late Jack Hoffinger and the late Bunny Hoffinger. Her father, Jack Hoffinger was a criminal attorney whose legal career spanned more than six decades before his death on September 7, 2021.

He received his LLB from Yale Law School, where he served as managing editor of the Yale Law Journal. During his legal career, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York County under Frank Hogan and was president of the New York Criminal Bar Association and successfully defended a wide range of clients in many high-profile criminal cases, including New York State Senate minority leader Manfred Ohrenstein and artist Carl Andre. He was also a partner at Hoffinger, Stern & Ross.

Prior to his death, he was a founding partner  at the Hoffinger Firm, a litigation boutique, alongside his two daughters, Fran and Susan. In addition to being a trial attorney, he also taught courses at Fordham Law School, Columbia Law School, and the New School for Social Research.

Susan Hoffinger Siblings

Susan was brought up alongside her brother Adam Hoffinger and sister Fran Hoffinger. Adam is a former federal prosecutor in the southern district of New York, while her sister Fran began as a public defender and now practises at the family firm.

Susan Hoffinger Brother

Adam S. Hoffinger is a trial attorney specializing on complex civil and white collar criminal matters, including health care, securities, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act (“qui tam”), export sanctions, criminal tax, money laundering, antitrust, and bankruptcy. He is a co-chair of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.

He also represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes civil litigation. He counsels corporations and individuals in compliance matters, government investigations, and congressional and regulatory matters. He is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York where he served from 1985 to 1990.

Susan Hoffinger Sister

Fran Hoffinger is an attorney specializing in white and non-white collar criminal defense and civil and commercial litigation, both state and federal, as well as matrimonial and family law. She is a founding partner of The Hoffinger Firm, PLLC.

In addition, she has worked as a Criminal Defense Division of the Legal Aid Society in New York County for seven years and then joined Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish Bernfeld & Hasen, later Hoffinger Friedland Dobrish Bernfeld & Stern, concentrating in criminal and civil litigation and trial work.

Susan Hoffinger Political Party

Susan has not publicly made his political affiliation known.

Susan Hoffinger Husband

Susan is married but she has managed to keep her personal life separate from her professional life. The name of her husband is not in the public domain.

Susan Hoffinger Attorney

Hoffinger is a New York attorney who served in the Manhattan district attorney’s office from 1992 to 2000 under Robert Morgenthau. She then went into private practice with her family at The Hoffinger Firm, PLLC. While there, she won acquittal for Mitchel Alvo, director of asbestos abatement for the John Galt Corporation, in felony charges related to a 2007 fire at the Deutsche Bank at ground zero.

In another case, together with her sister Fran, they defended Vilma Bautista, onetime personal secretary to Imelda Marcos, the wife of former Philippines president Ferdinand Marcos. Bautista was accused of conspiracy in connection with four French Impressionist masterpieces, including two Monets, purchased by Imelda Marcos, some of which had hung in the Upper East Side townhouse where Imelda and Ferdinand frequently resided and entertained in the 1980s. In 1985, when he was driven from power, the Philippine government claimed the contents of the apartment, but the art vanished. In 2010, according to the indictment, Bautista, with the help of two of her nephews, sold “Le Bassin aux Nymphéas,” a Monet water lily work from 1899, for $43 million.

In 2013, the Appellate Division reversed the conspiracy conviction, agreeing that the prosecution’s use of the Philippine civil case against Bautista was improper. In December 2017, Bautista began serving a prison sentence on the remaining tax charges.

Susan Hoffinger Manhattan DA/ Donald Trump

Susan is the executive assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division for the Manhattan DA’s office. She joined Manhattan DA’s office in 2022  after the departure of Carey Dunne and Mark Pomerantz, who allegedly resigned after they felt that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who took office on January 1, 2022, was not interested in pursuing a case against Trump and had not given them direction on how to proceed.

Susan is one of the attorney on Manhattan DA’s team prosecuting Trump. Trump is indicted for falsifying New York business records in order to conceal damaging information and unlawful activity from American voters before and after the 2016 election.

During election, Trump is alleged to have identified, purchased and buried negative information about him and boost his electoral prospects. He then went to great lengths to hide this conduct, causing dozens of false entries in business records to conceal criminal activity, including attempts to violate state and federal election laws. He is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with 34 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.

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