Soares said Rossi is a highly competent choice.
"I am very pleased that David Rossi has accepted the position of Chief Assistant District Attorney. David's dedication to the pursuit of justice, proven leadership within the office and superior trial experience give me complete confidence in his ability to take on the challenges ahead," he said in a written statement. "I look forward to working with David to continue to serve and empower victims of crime in Albany County."
Rossi is an Albany Law School graduate and has served as an assistant DA in Albany County for the past 10 years. He most recently served as the bureau chief of the Homicide and Special Victims Units.