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Additional Biographies

Christian J. Klossner, Deputy Director

Christian J. Klossner is OPC’s deputy director and was appointed to this position in  September 2010.  Before joining OPC, Klossner was as an assistant district attorney in the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor of New York City and at the Office of the Bronx District Attorney.  He also served as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Fordham School of Law.  Prior to attending law school, Klossner worked as a policy advocate and as a staff supervisor with the New York Public Interest Research Group, a not-for-profit advocacy organization focused on environmental, consumer, and government reform issues. He received his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York’s University at Albany and his law degree from Fordham University School of Law. Klossner is also a member of the board of directors for the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, and chairs the association’s conference committee.

Nicole Porter, Special Assistant

Nicole Porter, the agency’s special assistant, joined OPC in August 2006. Porter came to the office from the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, where she worked on police misconduct, disability, and housing discrimination issues. Prior to her tenure with the Justice Department, she served as an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland. Porter received her bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University and her law degree from the University of Tennessee.