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BARBARA ZOLOT (For Darrel K. Harris) Current Job: Appellate attorney who splits her time between capital defender office and the Center for Appellate Litigation, where she started in 1997. Prior Positions: Criminal appeals bureau at the Legal Aid Society, 1988-’96. Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, 1985-’87. Big Cases: Established the principle that it violates the right to counsel for a judge to respond orally on a substantive issue to a deliberating jury without first obtaining the views of the defendant’s lawyer, People v. DeRosario, 81 NY2d 801 (1993). Won a ruling that a defendant was deprived of effective counsel when his lawyer had to leave court during jury deliberations and authorized co-defendants’ counsel to act for his client. The Court of Appeals ruled that the trial judge had not ascertained whether the absent lawyer’s client understood potential for conflict in the arrangement, People v. Allah, 80 NY2d 396 (1992). SUSAN H. SALOMON (For Darrel K. Harris) Current Job: First deputy capital defender since 1995. Supervises the capital defender office’s downstate operations and appellate work. Prior Positions: Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Appeals Bureau, where she became an assistant attorney-in-charge, 1973-’75. Big Cases: Persuaded the New York Court of Appeals in Hynes v. Tomei, 92 NY2D 613 (1998), to strike the plea bargaining provisions of New York’s death penalty statute. Established the right of a defendant to be present at pretrial hearing at which the admissibility of his prior criminal record is determined, People v. Dokes, 79 NY2d 656 (1992). Handled People v. DeBour, 40 NY2d 890 (1976), in which the Court of Appeals recognized that state common law protects some encounters with the police that do not rise to the level of seizures under the Fourth Amendment. Age: 53 Education: University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1973. Bryn Mawr College, 1970. LAURA S. KELLY (For Darrel K. Harris) Current Job: Appellate specialist at the capital defender office since 1998. Prior Positions: Clerked for Southern District Judge Sydney H. Stein, 1997-’98. High school teacher prior to law school. Age: 35 Education: New York University School, 1997. Princeton University, 1989. PETER B. POPE (Defending 1995 Death Penalty Law) Current Job: State attorney general’s office, where he is deputy attorney general in charge of the criminal division. Prior Positions: Counsel and then inspector general of the New York City School Construction Authority, 1995-’99. Vice president, Goldman, Sachs and Co., 1993-’95. Manhattan district attorney’s office, where he was promoted to deputy chief, labor racketeering unit, 1988-’93. Big Cases: As inspector general for the School Construction Authority, he issued a report highly critical of one of Gov. George Pataki’s appointees to the authority for violating the agency’s anti-nepotism rules. The appointee, Paul Atanasio, subsequently resigned. The probe was conducted in response to the death of a 16-year-old girl who was killed by a falling brick at a construction project at a Brooklyn elementary school. At the Manhattan district attorney’s office, he handled an investigation that resulted in a guilty plea from a member of the Bonnano crime family who was indicted for criminal activity in connection with the delivery of newspapers throughout New York City. Age: 43 Education: Yale Law School, 1986. Harvard University, 1982. JONATHAN L. FRANK (For the Prosecution) Current Job: Senior associate at New York’s Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom since 1999. Prior Positions: Brooklyn district atorney’s office, where he became an executive assistant district attorney, 1984-’99. Big Cases: Lead prosecutor in the case of Darrel K. Harris, first person sentenced to die by lethal injection under New York’s 1995 death penalty statute. Won convictions against three youths who murdered a subway clerk by setting his booth afire with gasoline. Age: 44 Education: Boston University Law School, 1983. University of Wisconsin, 1979. KEITH DOLAN (For the Prosecution) Current Job: Brooklyn district attorney’s office since 1987. He became deputy bureau chief of the appeals bureau in 1997. Big Cases: Handled motions and legal work related to the trial of Darrel K. Harris, the first person to be sentenced to die by lethal injection under New York’s 1995 death penalty law. Worked on the appeal in Hynes v. Tomei, 92 NY2D 613 (1998) in which the Court of Appeals struck the plea bargaining provisions of the death penalty statute. Age: 42 Education: Brooklyn Law School, 1987. Brooklyn College, 1981.

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