Donald Kernisant Jr.Associate
Donald Kernisant Jr is an associate in Rivkin Radler’s Compliance, Investigations and White Collar and Insurance Fraud practice groups.
Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Donald was an Assistant District Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney in the Narcotics Trial Bureau, Donald prosecuted a wide variety of cases, including assaults, robberies, burglaries, gun possession, and drug-related offenses. Donald handled the prosecution of these cases from their inception at arrest to their conclusion at sentencing and at all intermediate stages including investigation, Grand Jury, hearing and trial. As a member of the selective Rider Program in the Career Criminal and Major Crimes Bureau, Donald worked alongside members of the NYPD in drafting search warrants, supervising lineups, conducting defendant interrogations, and providing legal counsel.
While a student at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Donald was a Team Captain for the Hofstra Trial Advocacy Association and competed in several competitions throughout the country. Donald was awarded with the Outstanding Individual Performance Award at Hofstra’s Annual Intramural Mock Trial Competition and was the 2012 recipient of the New York City Bar’s Diversity Fellowship. Finally, Donald served as the Vice President for the Latin American Law Students Association.
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Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law, J.D.
College of the Holy Cross, B.A.