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Join UJA’s Young Lawyers for a briefing with Geoffrey Berman and Ilan Graff. Berman served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY) under former President Trump and details his tumultuous experience in his recently released New York Times best seller Holding the Line: Inside the Nation's Preeminent US Attorney's Office and Its Battle With the Trump Justice Department. Graff spent ten years at SDNY, including service as the Office’s deputy U.S. attorney and the head of its national security unit. 

Berman will discuss his fascinating career and some notable cases he and Graff oversaw during their tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office including charging Jeffrey Epstein, Big Pharma executives, domestic terrorists, and vicious criminal syndicates, as well as repatriating Nazi-looted art.

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Geoffrey Berman

Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Geoffrey Berman represents clients in white-collar matters, regulatory and internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. He is head of Fried Frank’s White Collar Defense, Regulatory Enforcement and Investigations Practice, and serves on the Governance Committee. 

Geoff was previously the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he oversaw the investigation and litigation of all criminal and civil cases. He supervised about 230 assistant U.S. attorneys on cases including domestic and international terrorism, international sanctions violations, national security threats, white-collar crime, healthcare fraud, securities and commodities fraud,...

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Ilan Graff

Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Ilan Graff represents clients in connection with white-collar matters, regulatory and internal investigations, and complex commercial litigation. 

Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ilan served for ten years in the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, most recently as the deputy United States attorney, overseeing the litigation of all criminal and civil cases brought on behalf of the United States in the Southern District and supervising more than 400 lawyers, paralegals, investigators, and staff members across the office's criminal and civil divisions. 

During his decade at the SDNY, Ilan spearheaded a series of high-profile cases, including...

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