Banned by Putin, fired by Trump: now New York prosecutor Preet Bharara is finally free to talk. Join us for an insider’s tell-all account of justice in the US today.
‘The man who terrifies Wall Street’ – New Yorker
‘[Preet] has somehow managed to be incredibly smart, principled, independent and hilarious all at the same time’ – James Comey
Multi-million-dollar fraud. Terrorism. Mafia criminality. Russian espionage. For eight years Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, successfully prosecuted some of the most high-profile crimes in America. Along the way he gained notoriety as the ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’, was banned from Russia by Vladimir Putin and earned the distinction of being one of the first federal employees fired by Trump.
In this talk, Bharara will take us into the gritty, tactically complex, often sensational world of America’s criminal justice system. We meet the wrongly accused and those who have escaped scrutiny for too long, the fraudsters and mobsters, investigators and interrogators, snitches and witnesses. We learn what justice is and the basics of building a case, and how judgement must be delivered not only with toughness, but with calmness, care and compassion.
This is not just a talk about the law in the United States. This is a talk about integrity, leadership, decision-making and moral reasoning – and one that teaches us how to think and act justly in our own lives.
Praise for Preet Bharara:
‘Doing Justice is simply, utterly brilliant. Preet Bharara expertly weaves real-life stories of law and disorder into a compelling examination of our collective understanding of justice. This is no greatest hits parade of a prosecutor boasting about the bad guys he’s locked up; it is a clarion call for the rule of law, bursting with humility and humanity. A desire for fairness – to suspects and defendants as well as the victims – is the touchstone for every chapter; a vital and urgent contribution in an age when established principles of justice and the rule of law are under attack across the world. I read this book as a junior lawyer and thought to myself, at every page, this is the kind of prosecutor I want to be when I grow up’ – The Secret Barrister