Elizabeth Holtzman

Former U.S. Congresswoman

Elizabeth Holtzman served for eight years as a U.S. Congresswoman and won national attention for her role on the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate. She also sat on the subcommittee hearing President Ford’s testimony about the Nixon pardon. She subsequently served eight years as District Attorney of Kings County (Brooklyn), the only woman ever elected DA in New York City. Holtzman was also the only woman ever elected Comptroller of New York City. She is the co-author of Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted to Avoid Prosecution—and What We Can Do About It, published by Beacon Press as of February 2012. She currently works at counsel with Herrick Feinstein, LLP, a New York law firm, and lives in New York City.