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Legislation & Policy Unit

Greg Rowe, Esquire

Chief, Legislation and Policy Unit
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office
3 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Greg Rowe is Chief of the Legislation and Policy Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.  In that capacity, he serves as legislative liaison for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

Greg has extensive criminal justice and public safety experience on the local, state and federal level.  Greg began his legal career in the Appeals Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.  After subsequently practicing commercial litigation for several years, Greg served as Governor Rendell’s Senior Policy Manager for Public Safety and as Special Assistant for Criminal Justice.  In these positions, Greg oversaw Pennsylvania's public safety functions with regard to policy, legislation and operations and was the Governor's day-to-day contact for Pennsylvania's State Police, Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole, and Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Greg has worked with the National Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, and the PEW Center on the States to help officials from other states learn about successful strategies to reduce recidivism.  Greg was also selected as a participant in the Kennedy School of Government's Executive Session for State Court Leaders in the 21st Century.   As part of the Executive Session, Greg authored a paper entitled “Keeping Courts Funded:  Recommendations on How Courts Can Avoid the Budget Axe,” which was published by the National Center for State Courts.

Before attending law school, Greg was a research assistant to the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and helped coordinate public safety issues for the Senator.

Greg holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and an A.B. from Harvard College. Greg lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their daughter.

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