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Meet the U.S. Attorney

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman

Geoffrey S. Berman is the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  As U.S. Attorney, Mr. Berman oversees the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District of New York.  He supervises an office of about 220 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handle a high volume of important cases, including domestic and international terrorism, white collar crime, securities and commodities fraud, public corruption, cybercrime, narcotics and arms trafficking, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations.   

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

Mr. Berman served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1990 to 1994, where he handled complex criminal prosecutions, including tax, securities, and computer hacking violations.  

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

Mr. Berman received his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania and his Bachelor of Science degree, 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, he clerked for Judge 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 January 5, 2018

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