His father, Emilio, was a Democratic rep for Connecticut. He began work as a district attorney for New York in 1996.
A prosecutor, he was also previously the head of the NYPD counter-terrorism unit under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
His wife, Christina, is a lawyer. He and Christina had three children: Alexandra, Matthew, and Catherine.
His son, Matthew, stars opposite Harry Shum Jr. in the Freeform television series Shadowhunters.