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|United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York|
January 5, 2018 – June 20, 2020
|Preceded by||Preet Bharara|
|Succeeded by||Audrey Strauss (interim)|
Geoffrey Steven Berman
September 12, 1959
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||University of Pennsylvania (BA, BS)
Stanford University (JD)
Geoffrey Steven Berman (born September 12, 1959) is an American attorney. He was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2018 until he was fired by President Donald Trump in 2020. He was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 1990 to 1994.
In January 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Berman's appointment as interim U.S. Attorney. On April 25, 2018, the judges of the Southern District of New York appointed Berman U.S. Attorney. which may or may not include the appointment of a Presidential nominee being approved by the Senate.
On June 19, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced that he is firing Berman. Hours later, Berman said that he had not resigned, and would not resign until "a presidentially appointed nominee is confirmed by the Senate." At the time that Trump and Barr wanted him fired, Berman was reportedly investigating Trump associate Rudy Giuliani.
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