Greg Rowe, Esquire

January 8, 2015

Greg Rowe is the Director of Legislation and Policy for the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association.

Greg has extensive criminal justice and public safety experience on the local, state and federal level.  Most recently, Greg was the Chief of the Legislation and Policy Unit in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and, in that capacity, served as the legislative liaison for the PDAA.  Greg has been extensively involved in many important legislative initiatives, including enactment of Pennsylvania’s strangulation law and reforms to the Wiretap Law.

Prior to that, 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 also practiced commercial litigation for several years and began his legal career in the Appeals Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.

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.

Greg can be reached at 717.347.8369 or growe@pdaa.org.