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Adam J. Ratner comes to the Cortland County District Attorney’s Office to serve as an Assistant District Attorney from Washington, DC, where he worked primarily in the areas of antitrust, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and patent law. Due to his linguistic capabilities, most of the cases he worked on had an international dimension, where he was heavily involved in the discovery process reviewing and translating evidentiary materials in various foreign languages.
Adam is also a trained economist, having completed his Ph.D. at American University in Washington, DC. His economic research focused on educational inequality, with a particular emphasis on how different aspects of the school environment impact student outcomes. This work included in-depth examinations of how school violence, peer effects, and school-level diversity in terms of race, gender, and ability level influence student achievement.
Adam is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Jericho on Long Island. He earned a BA in Political Science from Hofstra University, an MA in International Relations from Boston University, and his JD from Hofstra University School of Law. He is licensed to practice in New York, the District of Columbia, and Massachusetts.
In his spare time, he likes to read, write creatively, play competitive sports, and travel. He is excited about the opportunity to work as a prosecutor for Cortland County.
Adam now resides in Cortland and looks forward to getting involved in the local community.