Preet Bharara is an American lawyer who served for seven and a half years as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. As U.S. Attorney, Bharara oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York. He supervised an office of more than 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled a high volume of cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.
In 2012, Bharara was featured on the cover of TIME magazine and its list, "100 Most Influential People in the World." From 2012 to 2016, Bharara was also included in Vanity Fair's "New Establishment lists," Worth magazine's "The Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance," included in Bloomberg Markets "50 Most Influential" list in 2014. The New York Times dubbed Bharara as one of "the nation's most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors. Bharara has used his voice to advocate for justice, against corruption and in support of public service. He has penned opinion pieces for the New York Times and Washington Post and is a sought-after speaker on a range of issues.
On April 1, 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. On April 1, 2017, Bharara joined the NYU School of Law faculty as a Distinguished Scholar in Residence. He is also the Executive Vice President of Some Spider Studios where he hosts a CAFE podcast focusing on issues of justice and fairness.
Preet Bharara appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Monday, December 14, 2015
Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the wake of the dissolution of the Moreland Commission, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, explains why he is criticizing NY Governor Cuomo and talks about what more could be accomplished to stem abuse and prosecute public corruption. Plus: his recent remarks on big banks and possible future charges against financial institutions.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, discusses his role in prosecuting Wall Street crime and terror cases.