Adjunct Professor of Law
Christine Malafi, Touro Law class of 1991, served from 2004 to 2011 as the Suffolk County Attorney, the first woman and, at 37, the youngest person, to be named chief legal officer in the county’s 300+ year history. She led a team of 70 lawyers and over 50 support staff, and was in charge of all the law business of the county and its agencies, including prosecuting and defending all civil actions brought by or against the county and all of its officials, and advising all elected officials and county departments. In 2006, she was named by Long Island Business News as one of LI’s 40 Rising Stars under 40, and in 2008, the Suffolk County Department of Law received the Children's Advocate of the Year Award, recognizing the leadership of her office's Family Court Bureau. She is currently a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick in Ronkonkoma, a member of the firm's executive management team in addition to its corporate, litigation, and municipal law groups. The Babylon resident was previously senior corporate counsel at Leviton, a Melville-based international electrical equipment manufacturer. Before joining the county, she was a partner at Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles & Kaufman in Melville.