Former US Attorney Bharara, Fired by Trump, Joins New York University Law School

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was fired by President Donald Trump earlier this month, will join New York University Law School on April 1 as a Distinguished Resident Scholar. announced the school on Tuesday.

Bharara said in a statement provided by the school that he was honored to join NYU and welcomed the opportunity to “continue to address the issues that concern me so much: criminal and social justice, honest government, national security, civil rights and corporate responsibility.” . , to name a few. “

Bharara is expected to collaborate with the school’s research centers, including those that focus on cyber security and criminal law, and to participate in panel discussions and other events, said school spokesman Michael Orey.

The position is considered full-time, but will not prevent Bharara from making other commitments, Orey said. He refused to reveal Bharara’s compensation.

Bharara was fired by Trump on March 11 after refusing to resign. He had been among 46 US prosecutors told the day before to submit their resignations.

The firing came as a surprise because Bharara had told reporters in November that Trump had asked him to remain in office.

As chief federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, Bharara oversaw several notable cases of corruption and white-collar crime, as well as other high-profile cases related to national security or individuals suspected of having ties to terrorist organizations. designated foreigners.

A graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School, Bharara has been a frequent visitor to New York University, the law school said in the statement.

Other individuals who hold the position of Distinguished Scholar in Residence at NYU Law School include Anne Milgram, former New Jersey attorney general, and Robert Bauer, former White House attorney under former President Barack Obama.

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