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United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Department of Justice - US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York
Seal of the United States Department of Justice
Department overview
Department executives Preet Bharara, US Attorney
Richard Zabel, Deputy US Attorney
Website //nys/usao.govjustice

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is the chief federal law enforcement officer in eight Kirkland & Ellis.[2] The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has jurisdiction over all cases prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney.

The New York Times has called the office "one of New York City's most powerful clubs." Dozens of former assistant U. S. attorneys who worked there go on to prominent careers both in private practice and at the federal level.[3]


The Office is organized into divisions handling civil and criminal matters. The Southern District of New York also has two offices: one in Manhattan, and one in White Plains. The Office employs approximately 220 Assistant U.S. Attorneys.[4]

List of U.S. Attorneys for the Southern District of New York

In 1814, the District of New York was divided into the Northern and the Southern District. The next year, the first U.S. Attorneys for the new districts were appointed.

Prominent Assistants


  1. ^ For Manhattan’s Next U.S. Attorney, Politics and Prosecution Don’t Mix, The New York Times, August 9, 2009
  2. ^ The Man Who Took Down Spitzer, The Daily Beast, December 9, 2008
  3. ^ A Steppingstone for Law's Best and Brightest, New York Times, January 29, 2009.
  4. ^ Organization and Operation, U.S. Attorney's Office

External links

  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Official Website
  • Thomas Library of Congress
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