Robert Biancavilla is a career prosecutor with extensive experience in the use of DNA and other forensic evidence both in the courtroom and in the classroom. He has served as the Deputy Chief of the Major Offense Bureau under Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon, where he spent years prosecuting homicide and sexual assault cases. He has also served as the First Assistant Deputy Attorney General of the State Organized Crime Task Force under Attorney General Eliot Spitzer; and is currently a senior trial prosecutor in the Office of Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas J. Spota.
Bob is also a faculty member of the New York State Prosecutors Training Institute, the American Prosecutors Research Institute, and the National College of District Attorneys where he has trained state, federal and military prosecutors since 2000. His courses have included Crime Fighting & DNA, True Identity: DNA, Forensic Evidence, Homicide Investigations & Prosecutions, Expert Witnesses, Evidence - Fundamental Foundations, and False Confession Experts. He is also a Special Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, where in addition to teaching courses in Evidence, Jury Selection, and Expert Witnesses, he has designed and teaches a course titled “DNA Unraveled: Demystifying Forensic DNA Evidence”.