Courtney Oliva is the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law’s Executive Director. Before joining NYU, Oliva served for several years as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of New Jersey and as a Special Assistant Attorney General with the New York State Office of the Attorney General. In these capacities, Oliva investigated and prosecuted a variety of federal and state crimes, including violent crime and drug offenses, theft of government funds, endangerment, criminally negligent homicide, and grand larceny schemes designed to defraud the New York State Medicaid program.
Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Oliva spent several years in private practice representing individual and corporate clients in government, regulatory, and internal investigations and securities litigation. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.