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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman

Geoffrey S. Berman is the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  As United States Attorney, Mr. Berman oversees the investigation and prosecution of all criminal cases in the Southern District of New York and the litigation on behalf of the United States of all civil cases filed in the Southern District of New York.  He supervises an office of over 225 Assistant United States Attorneys, who handle a high volume of important criminal and civil matters.  The office prosecutes cases covering a wide range of criminal conduct, including domestic and international terrorism, white collar crime, securities and commodities fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics trafficking, gang violence, sex trafficking, organized crime, and civil rights violations.   The office also files significant civil litigation, including litigation to redress violations of the civil rights and environmental laws and of the federal False Claims Act.

Prior to becoming United States Attorney on January 5, 2018, Mr. Berman was a partner at a major New York law firm.

Mr. Berman served as an Assistant United States Attorney from 1990 to 1994. During his tenure as an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Berman handled complex criminal prosecutions, including prosecutions for violations of the tax and securities laws and for computer hacking.  

Before joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Mr. Berman was an Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel for the Iran/Contra matter.  In that capacity, he successfully prosecuted a former CIA employee for tax fraud.

Mr. Berman received a B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. beta gamma sigma from the Wharton School.  Mr. Berman received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was Note Editor of the Stanford Law Review.  After law school, Mr. Berman clerked for the Honorable Leonard Garth of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. 










Geoffrey S. Berman                           

U.S. Attorney
Southern District of New York


Updated August 27, 2019

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