Nassau County Bar Association News
Nassau County ADA Peter Mancuso Elected Nassau County Bar Association's 111th President May 1, 2013
June 5, 2013 Contact: Valerie Zurblis, 516-747-4070,
Mineola, Long Island, NY – Peter J. Mancuso of North Bellmore, an assistant district attorney with the Nassau County District Attorney's Office with a long career in volunteer community leadership, has been installed as the 111th president of The Nassau County Bar Association (NCBA), the largest suburban bar association in the country, at the Bar's headquarters in Mineola. Mancuso replaces Marian Rice, whose one-year term ended May 31, 2013. Mancuso is the first attorney who serves as an ADA to be elected president of the Nassau Bar Association since its founding in 1899.

In addition, the following attorneys were installed as NCBA officers to one-year terms: President-Elect John P. McEntee, partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C., Uniondale; 1st Vice President Steven J. Eisman, executive partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP, Lake Success; 2nd Vice President Martha Krisel, Chief Deputy County Attorney for Special Projects, Office of the Nassau County Attorney; Treasurer Steven G. Leventhal, Leventhal, Cursio, Mullaney & Sliney, LLP, Roslyn; and Secretary Elena Karabatos, senior partner, Schlissel Ostrow Karabatos, PLLC, Garden City.
Peter Mancuso is a 34 year member of the Nassau County Bar Association. He is a past Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, its educational arm. He has served on the Bar Association's Board of Directors for the past eight years, the last five as an officer. During this time he has chaired various Bar Association committees, including Bylaws, Investment, Pro Bono, Dinner Dance and the Committee on Committees.
Mancuso said during his term of office he would continue to add value to the legal profession by increasing the number of active committees and focusing on issues of importance to attorneys who have not traditionally been involved in the Bar. Currently, NCBA offers 51 committees where attorneys can keep current with the law and legal decisions, hear from expert speakers, and assist the Bar Association. He will also continue NCBA's exceptional charitable activities, including the Lawyer Assistance Program which benefits attorneys and their clients alike.
Mancuso also plans to strengthen the Bar by increasing revenue streams, controlling expenses, and reviewing governance structures and functions in light of best governance practices to make changes to benefit the Bar in the long run. He also plans to develop an overall strategic plan for the future.
Outstanding Public Prosecutor
As a Nassau County Assistant District Attorney, Peter Mancuso is assigned to the Government and Consumer Frauds Bureau, where he investigates and prosecutes a wide variety of white collar crimes and schemes to defraud. Prior to that, he was assigned to the Public Corruption Bureau, in which he prosecuted crimes of all kinds committed by government officials and public employees.
Mancuso served as the lead prosecutor in the Roslyn School District investigation, which resulted in the conviction of 6 school district officials and related parties for thefts in excess of $7 million. He was also cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and was a member of the federal-state law enforcement team that obtained the convictions of 9 individuals in connection with a health care scandal in which Nassau County lost $70 million.
During his nearly 27 years as an Assistant District Attorney, Mancuso has also served at various times as Deputy Chief of the Commercial Frauds Bureau and as Chief of the Environmental Protection Unit. His legal career has also included 8 years in private practice, during which he represented clients in a broad range of civil and criminal matters. He is also admitted to practice in several Federal jurisdictions.
Community Leadership
Mancuso has been a leader in many other volunteer and community service activities as well. He is a Distinguished Past Governor of the New York District of Kiwanis International, a Past Director of the New York District Kiwanis Foundation and is now completing his term as the President of the Kiwanis International Foundation, the parent organization's charitable arm. He has also served as President of the East Meadow, NY Chamber of Commerce and of the MIT Club of Long Island.
Mancuso is an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Cornell Law School. His wife Karen is also a Cornell Law School graduate and a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, specializing in elder law. They are active parishioners at St. Raphael's Church in East Meadow, where Karen is a team leader for the RCIA program. They have two adult children, Stephen and Cathy, who are both engineers.
About the Nassau County Bar Association
Founded in 1899, the Nassau County Bar Association, with a membership of nearly 6,000 private and public attorneys, judges, legal educators and law students, is the largest suburban bar association in the country. NCBA demonstrates its commitment to the community by offering a variety of services for the public, including lawyer referral services, mortgage foreclosure, Sandy recovery and senior citizen free legal clinics, judicial screening, public education programs and support for the Volunteer Lawyers Project, which provides much-needed free legal services for the indigent of Nassau County. The WE CARE Fund, the NCBA's charitable arm, assists children, the elderly and others in need, through countless projects and donations. For more information, call (516) 747-4070 (language translation available), email, or visit

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