The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
A Conversation with Preet Bharara
Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
Monday, October 23, 2017
The Richard Tam Alumni Building
On the campus of UNLV
Reception to follow
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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About Preet Bharara
Preet Bharara is an American lawyer who served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. During his tenure, Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times.
As U.S. Attorney, Mr. 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 organized violence. Under Mr. Bharara’s supervision, the office also brought a series of significant and systematically revelatory public corruption cases against members of New York City and State governments: New York State Senators and Assemblymen, New York City Councilmen, the Former Majority Leader of the New York State Senate, and the Former Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
Prior to becoming the U.S. Attorney, Mr. Bharara served as Chief Counsel and Staff Directer of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts. During his tenure, he helped to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee investigation of the firing of United States Attorneys. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Bharara served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where he prosecuted a wide range of cases involving organized crime, racketeering, securities fraud, money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and other crimes.
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