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Robert L. Herbst is a human rights lawyer in New York. He served as a federal prosecutor in Chicago and Philadelphia and as Executive Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, focusing on prosecution of major economic crime and public corruption. Since 1983, Bob has been in private practice as a civil rights, employment, criminal defense and class action trial and appellate lawyer, primarily representing victims of (1) police, corrections and other government misconduct; (2) employment and housing discrimination on grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, disability and age; (3) sexual harassment; and (4) retaliation for whistleblowing. He is currently serving as an amicus curiae (special prosecutor) for the Residual Mechanism of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. From 2014 to 2017, Bob served as Coordinator of the Westchester New York Chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace. Bob has also been an occasional contributing opinion writer for the Huffington Post and for Mondoweiss.