Jennifer Cotter is the Deputy Criminal Bureau Chief at the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney Cotter assists the Bureau Chief in the oversight of 120 staff members including assistant attorneys general, paralegals, financial investigators, victim witness staff, administrative assistants, and law enforcement. Prior to that role, she was the Chief of the Criminal White-Collar Public and Integrity Division, where she supervised the investigation and prosecution of some of the Division’s most complex crimes against public agencies, crimes committed by public employees, crimes committed by persons in a position of fiduciary trust and complex financial crimes that erode the public’s confidence in our government.
In her 14 years she’s prosecuted some of the most complicated cases in the Bureau as an Assistant Attorney General, Attorney Cotter has investigated, and tried, cases in the office’s Criminal Bureau and litigated civil wage and hour enforcement cases in the office’s Public Protection and Advocacy Bureau. Prior to the Office of the Attorney General, Attorney Cotter was an Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County for six years. She is an active member of the Massachusetts Municipal Police Training Commission and the Ethics Committee at the Office of the Attorney General. Attorney Cotter holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and a B.A. from Marietta College.