Coming Full Circle

Law & Order in Real Life

Top 10 Cases

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80

“Every case is important to the victim,” Morgenthau insists when asked to list the most important cases of his 48-year career. But some cases make a bigger splash than others. Ten notable Morgenthau prosecutions:

Fox News: Robert Morgenthau, A Legacy of Public Service and Prosecution

In a piece featured on's Politics page, Robert Morgenthau ’41, Manhattan district attorney, was saluted for his decades-long dedication to justice in the Big Apple as he plans to retire after nine terms.