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Career

United States Department of Justice
2009–present
United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York New York, New York USA
20002005
Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York / New York, New York USA
United States Senate Judiciary Committee
20052009
Chief Counsel, Senator Charles Schumer Washington, District of Columbia USA
Fordham University School of Law
20032005
Adjunct Professor New York, New York USA
Swidler Berlin Shereff Friedman
19962000
Litigation Associate New York, New York USA
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
19931996
Litigation Associate New York, New York USA
Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison
1992
Summer Associate New York, New York USA
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
1992
Summer Associate Los Angeles, California USA
Lowenstein Sandler Fisher Kohl & Boylan
1991
Summer Associate Roseland, New Jersey USA

Professional memberships

2007–present
South Asian Bar Association of North America New York, New York USA Member
1994–present
New York State Bar Association New York, New York USA Member
South Asian Bar Association of New York New York, New York USA Member
New York City Bar Association New York, New York USA Member
New York County Lawyers Association New York, New York USA Member

Professional affiliations

United States Department of Justice / Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force Securities and Commodities Fraud Working Group Co-Chairman
20092011
United States Department of Justice / Attorney General’s Advisory Committee Subcommittee on White Collar Fraud / Washington, District of Columbia USA Chairman
20092011
United States Department of Justice / Attorney General’s Advisory Committee Washington, District of Columbia USA Member

Accomplishments of note

Included in: "New Establishment" List Vanity Fair / New York, New York USA Years: 2013 and 2012
2012
Named: 100 Most Influential People in the World Time Magazine / New York, New York USA
2012
Included in: "50 Most Influential" List Bloomberg Markets Magazine / New York, New York USA
2012
Named: 2011 Person of the Year India Abroad / New York, New York USA
2007
Named: South Asian Lawyer of the Year North American South Asian Bar Association
2007
Author: Corporations Cry Uncle And Their Employees Cry Foul: Rethinking Prosecutorial Pressure On Corporate Defendants American Criminal Law Review / Washington, District of Columbia USA

Professional honors and awards

2015
Theodore Roosevelt Leadership Award Citizens Crime Commission of New York City For pioneering leadership in the field of criminal justice
2013
The Cressey Award Association of Certified Fraud Examiners For contributions to the fight against fraud

Community

Club memberships

2005–present
Columbia Law School Association New York, New York USA Member
20012004
ASA Lofts (Coop Association) New York, New York USA Member New York, New York USA Secretary (2002-2004)

Community honors and awards

2016
Crime Stopper of the Year Westchester County Crime Stoppers
2014
Distinguished Alumni Award and inducted into Hall of Fame Ranney School / Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Nationality
Naturalized American (at birth: Indian)
Politics
Democrat
Hobbies
Lifelong Bruce Springsteen fan

Education

University
Harvard College, Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) Government 19861990 Graduated Magna cum laude
Secondary school
Ranney School Tinton Falls, New Jersey, USA 19771986

Graduated as valedictorian

Law School
Columbia University School of Law New York, New York USA Doctor of Law (J.D.) Law 19901993 Member of the Columbia Law Review
Publications
Rationalizing Racism Publisher: The Vision (The Harvard-Radcliffe Democrats Newsletter) 1989 The Human Agenda: A Worldwide Fight for Freedom Publisher: Harvard Political Review 1989 HUD, PACs, and Fat Cats: Confronting the Causes of Corruption Publisher: Harvard Political Review 1989
Native language
English

Honorary Degrees

2016
Seton Hall University School of Law Newark, New Jersey USA
2015
Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University White Plains, New York USA Doctor of Laws (LLD)
2013
Fordham University School of Law New York, New York USA Doctor of Laws (LLD)

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
January 1, 1968
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Ferozepur, Punjab, India
Marital status
Married

Marriage

   Dalya Bharara  3 children

Parents

Father
Jagdish Bharara
Mother
Desh Sudha Sondhi Bharara

Ancestry

Indian