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Geoffrey Berman
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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York
In office
January 5, 2018 – June 20, 2020
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Preet Bharara
Succeeded by Audrey Strauss (interim)
Personal details
Born
Geoffrey Steven Berman

September 12, 1959 (1959-09-12) (age 61)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Joanne Schwartz
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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