District Attorney Kamala D. Harris has appointed Sharon Woo as the new Chief of Criminal Division at the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.
She is the first Chinese American woman to hold this prestigious position in the City and County of San Francisco. Currently, Woo is the Managing Attorney of the Narcotics Unit. A graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, she later received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco, School of Law.
Before joining the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2000, she spent a decade as a prosecutor at the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office. At one point in her career, she was also a cross-designated federal prosecutor for the Northern District of California at the United States Attorney’s Office.
Woo is a veteran prosecutor who has more than twenty years of experience in prosecuting cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, narcotics, gang violence and robbery.
“Sharon Woo is a talented prosecutor with integrity and keen appreciation for the law” said District Attorney Harris. “She is dedicated to protecting the public, and I am proud to have appointed her to oversee our criminal division.”