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Sarah David

Ms. David joined the Maryland Office of the State Prosecutor in 2018 as a Senior Assistant State Prosecutor. She was promoted to Deputy State Prosecutor in January, 2020. Ms. David oversees the agency’s strategic partnerships, legislative agenda and budget, as well as a caseload of corruption and police misconduct cases.

Ms. David graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University in 2003 where she studied Political Science and Arabic. A 2006 Truman Scholar and a 2008 George J. Mitchell Scholar, Ms. David obtained a Master’s Degree in Comparative Ethnic Conflict from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Ms. David studied Arabic language in both Egypt and Morocco before working as an Intelligence Research Specialist in the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Counterterrorism Division. During her time at the NYPD, Ms. David served as primary briefer to the Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism, a regional specialist in the Levant and Iraq, and was tasked to the Joint Terrorism Task Force for special case assignments.

Ms. David attended the Francis King Carey University of Maryland School of Law as a Leadership Scholar and graduated cum laude in 2013. After graduating from law school, Ms. David clerked for the Maryland Court of Special Appeals before serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office where in addition to her general caseload was specially assigned to high-profile, complex prosecutions.  Ms. David left the State’s Attorney’s Office to serve as Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the Judicial Proceedings Committee in the Maryland State Senate, where she worked on legislation related to criminal, civil, family, and many other areas of law.

Ms. David has been recognized in the community for her work in non-profits and professional organizations by the Maryland Bar Foundation as a Maryland Bar Fellow, as a graduate of  Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, by the Associated Jewish Charities as a Fred Walpert Community Award Recipient and by the Maryland Daily Record’s Leading Women.