U.S. Attorney Takes on Crime at Home and Abroad

Fall 2010

The focus of prosecutors in the Southern District of New York is no longer limited to the five boroughs. In a speech at Columbia Law School, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ’93 discussed how the Southern District’s 200-some prosecutors have traveled to 42 countries in recent years, investigating crimes and forming alliances with foreign law enforcement officials. “It would be a form of prosecutorial malpractice not to be thinking about how we go after criminality and people who want to do us harm outside our country,” said Bharara. “We are pursuing crime and criminality wherever we can find it.”