Preet Bharara

Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law School and Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Preet Bharara

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara supervised more than 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and oversaw cases involving domestic and international terrorism, cybercrime, public corruption, financial fraud, gang violence, organized crime, civil rights violations, and human trafficking.

“In the pandemic problem that is human trafficking, people who are nameless, faceless, and voiceless to the outside world are being bought, sold, beaten, caged, silenced, and exploited every day. It will take the collective effort and will of governments, advocates, law enforcers, prosecutors, and politicians to set them free and to abolish this sinister problem for good—and we must.”