By Shayna Jacobs
MUNICIPAL DISTRICT — The only person to have worked in the District Attorney's office as long as Robert Morgenthau will be leaving when he does on Jan. 1.
Morgenthau's personal secretary Ida van Lindt won't be staying when Cy Vance. Jr moves into the role next year.
Instead, Eliot Spitzer's former chief-of-staff Marlene Turner will take up the post of special assistant to the District Attorney.
Daniel Alonso, a member of the New York State Commission on Public Integrity and former federal prosecutor, will be the new chief assistant district attorney.
The new chief of the trial division is currently working as general counsel in Mayor Bloomberg's office. Karen Friedman Agnifilo has been the legal advisor to the mayor's justice coordinator since 2006. Prior to that she worked in the Manhattan District Attorney's office under Morgenthau, where she was Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit.
Other appointments include:
— Caitlin Halligan, General Counsel, a constitutional law professor at Columbia, former Solicitor General of New York State with experience in the New York State Attorney General's office.
— Leroy Frazer, Executive Assistant District Attorney for External Affairs, joined the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1980.
— Hilary Hassler, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Appeals Bureau, came to the Manhattan District Attorney's office in 1979 and currently serves as chief of the appeals bureau
— Adam Kaufman, Executive Assistant District Attorney and Chief of the Investigation Division, currently serves in investigations bureau as chief of a smaller unit.
— Chauncey Parker, Executive Assistant District Attorney for Crime Prevention Strategies, currently works for federally-funded program that aims to prevent drug trafficking in New York and New Jersey.
— Frederick Watts, Executive Assistant District Attorney for Finance and Administration, currently holds that position.
— Erin Duggan, Director of Communications, served as Vance's press secretary during his campaign and previously worked for Governors David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer.