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Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Appointment Of Deputy U.S. Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced the selection of Robert Khuzami as Deputy U.S. Attorney.


Mr. Khuzami will return to the Office from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis, where he is a partner in the Government & Internal Investigations Practice Group.  Mr. Khuzami was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Office for 12 years, from 1990 to 2002, and for three of those years, he served as Chief of the Office’s Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force.  Mr. Khuzami was a 1996 recipient of the Attorney General’s Award for Exceptional Service for his work in the prosecution of Omar Abdel Rahman and nine co-defendants for an international terrorist conspiracy targeting New York City landmarks.  From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Khuzami was the Director of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. Khuzami graduated magna cum laude from the University of Rochester in 1979, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and from Boston University School of Law in 1983.


In making the appointment, Manhattan U.S Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “I am extremely pleased that Rob Khuzami will be returning to public service as Deputy U.S. Attorney.  Rob was an outstanding AUSA during his prior tenure in the Office, and he has since distinguished himself in further public service and in the private sector.  I am confident that with his intelligence, experience, and judgment, Rob will be an outstanding Deputy U.S. Attorney.  I welcome Rob’s return, and I thank Joan Loughnane for her exceptional work as the Deputy U.S. Attorney for the last 10 months.  She will resume her role as Chief Counsel upon Rob’s arrival.”

Updated January 5, 2018

Office and Personnel Updates
Press Release Number: 18-005