Bridget G. Brennan has been New York City’s Special Narcotics Prosecutor since 1998. Appointed by the city’s five elected District Attorneys, Ms. Brennan is the first woman to hold that position. Ms. Brennan is in charge of an agency dedicated to the investigation and prosecution of felony narcotics offenses in the city’s five boroughs.
The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor (SNP) is widely recognized for its legal and technological expertise and prosecutes national and international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, as well as local violent drug gangs. In response to the opioid epidemic, the Office conducts complex investigations into the criminal distribution of heroin, fentanyl and addictive prescription drugs.
Under Ms. Brennan’s direction, the Office has developed innovative strategies to target emerging problems. Ms. Brennan established units focusing on heroin, prescription drugs, digital forensics, narcotics gangs, money laundering and related financial crimes. The Office was also a pioneer in offering treatment to qualified addicted defendants.
Ms. Brennan became a New York County Assistant District Attorney in 1983 and was appointed to SNP in 1992. Before her legal career, she was news reporter in her native Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin, where she earned a B.A. in Journalism and her law degree.