We are pleased to announce Preet Bharara as this year’s Keynote – stay tuned for more speaker announcements!
From 2009-2017, Preet Bharara served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, nominated by President Barack Obama. Mr. Bharara earned a reputation as one of “the nation’s most aggressive and outspoken prosecutors,” according to The New York Times. Under Mr. Bharara’s leadership, the office experienced one of the most productive periods in its history. During his term, Mr. Bharara supervised an office of more than 200 Assistant U.S. Attorneys, who handled a high volume of cases involving terrorism, narcotics and arms trafficking, financial and healthcare fraud, cybercrime, public corruption, gang violence, organized crime, and civil rights violations. His office’s case against SAC Capital, resulted in the largest fine ever paid in the history of insider trading prosecution and served as the inspiration for the hit television series “Billions”, currently airing on Showtime.
In 2012, Mr. Bharara was featured on the cover of TIME magazine and appeared on its list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” He was included in Bloomberg Markets magazine’s “50 Most Influential” lists in 2014. He was also included in Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” lists, and Worth magazine’s “The Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Finance” lists from 2012-2016.
Diana B. Henriques is the author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History and the New York Times bestseller The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. In May 2017, HBO released its film-length adaptation of The Wizard of Lies, with Robert De Niro starring in the title role and Ms. Henriques playing herself. The film was nominated for four Emmy awards, including “best picture.”
A contributing writer for The New York Times, which she joined in 1989, she was previously a staff writer for Barron's magazine, a Wall Street correspondent for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and an investigative reporter for The Trenton (N.J.) Times. In 2005, she was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize and won a George Polk Award, the Worth Bingham Prize for Investigative Reporting and Harvard’s Goldsmith Prize for her 2004 series exposing insurance and investment rip-offs of young military consumers. She was also a member of The New York Times team that was a Pulitzer finalist for its coverage of the 2008 financial crisis.
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