Former US Attorney Preet Bharara Gives John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 6:30 - 7:30pm
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The Cooper Union’s 2017 John Jay Iselin Memorial Lecture, which is free and open to the public, will feature Preet Bharara, formerly United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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. Under his leadership, the office experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. Known for being at the forefront of prosecuting financial misconduct including securities fraud and insider trading, Bharara earned the nickname “Sheriff of Wall Street,” according to ABC News.
In addition to helping secure convictions of numerous insider trading defendants, his office brought a number of significant civil actions alleging financial and healthcare fraud and collected hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements, including from Deutsche Bank, CitiMortgage and Bank of America for fraud relating to faulty lending practices. His office also held to account several of the world’s largest corporations for their misconduct, including JP Morgan Chase for its relationship with Madoff Securities. Under Mr. Bharara’s supervision, the office brought a series of significant and systemically revelatory public corruption cases against members of New York City and State governments. Furthermore, the office has continued its traditional civil rights work by, for example, conducting a multi-year investigation into the treatment of adolescent males at Rikers Island.
Mr. Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government in 1990, and from Columbia Law School with a J.D. in 1993, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review.
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