US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara to Speak on the Delaware Campus
Web Editor - Published: October 21, 2012
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Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York

The South Asian Bar Association of Delaware (SABA-DE) will welcome guest speaker Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, on Wednesday, October 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Barrister's Club on Widener Law’s Delaware campus for SABA’s 5th Anniversary Celebration.

Named one of Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ in 2012, Preet Bharara graduated magna cum laude from Harvard in 1990 and Columbia Law School in 1993. He previously served as the chief counsel to Senator Chuck Schumer and as an assistant United States Attorney in Manhattan for five years. President Barack Obama nominated Bharara to become U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York on May 15, 2009. He was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate and sworn into office on August 13, 2009.

Known for his high-profile prosecutions of insider trading and other financial fraud on Wall Street, Bharara has also successfully prosecuted several international terrorists, including the Times Square Bomber, Faisal Shazad, and modern-day pirate Abduwali Abdukadir Muse. His office also assisted in securing a $7.2 billion settlement to help compensate victims of Bernard Madoff’s fraud.

Sponsors for the event include law firms Ballard Spahr, Skadden Arps, Cole Schotz, Potter Anderson, Fish and Richardson, and Morris Nichols as well as the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and Widener Law’s South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA).