Chief Assistant District Attorney Daniel L. Master, Jr. was sworn in on May 12, 2015 as Acting District Attorney of Richmond County.
Master has served for 11 years as the Chief Assistant District Attorney of Richmond County. Prior to that, he served as counsel to former Staten Island Borough Presidents Guy V. Molinari and James P. Molinaro.
He received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in history, Phi Beta Kappa and with Highest Honors and with Highest Distinction, from Rutgers College. He also holds an M.A. in English from University of California, Berkeley; an M.Phil. in criminology from University of Cambridge; and a LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law. From 1980-1981, he was a visiting fellow at Harvard University.
Master has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law and at New York Law School. He has taught on the full-time faculties of Boston College Law School, the University of California Law School (Boalt Hall) and New York University School of Law. He served as law clerk to the late federal judges Mark A. Costantino of the Eastern District of New York and Richard J. Daronco of the Southern District of New York. He was also a litigation associate at the former law firm of Shea & Gould.