"Robert J. Krakow, JD is an attorney in private practice in New York. He started his legal career with the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), a consumer advocacy organization. In the 1980’s Bob was a prosecutor with the New York County District Attorney’s office, serving as Bureau Chief of the special narcotics prosecution division. He founded his law firm in 1989, focusing on the trial of civil and criminal cases, specializing in the representation of persons injured by exposure to environmental toxins and vaccines, as well as providing legal services to individuals with disabilities. Bob serves on the Petitioners’ Steering Committee in the vaccine court’s Omnibus Autism Proceeding. He is the Board Chair of Lifespire, Inc. (formerly ACRMD, Association for Children with Retarded Mental Development), a fifty-five year-old New York and New Jersey not-for-profit organization that provides residential, day habilitation, occupational, educational and medical programs and supports for more than 5,000 developmentally disabled adults and children. Bob has served as a Board Member of SafeMinds, and founding Board Member of National Autism Association and Autism United, three organizations which work to promote the interests of children with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially in the area of scientific research. Bob also co-founded and led A-CHAMP, now also known as the Autism Action Network, a national political action organization that advocates for children with neurodevelopmental disorders."
- Director, Focus for Health