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Career Conversation - Josh Berman '91, Partner @ Clifford Chance

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, 160
232 East Ave, Central Campus

National Security Lawyer and Former Federal Prosecutor Speaking with Students

Have an informal conversation with Josh Berman. Career Conversations are meant to be small networking sessions designed to offer you the chance to get answers to your most pressing questions about a particular career field.

Open to A&S undergraduate students only. The Career Services no show policy applies to this event. 

Josh Berman is currently a partner at the global law firm, Clifford Chance. Josh is a seasoned trial and appellate lawyer with over twenty years of experience handling national security, white collar, government and Congressional investigations, securities enforcement cases and public corruption matters across industries both in the private sector and in government.

For nearly 8 years, Josh served as a federal prosecutor in New York and Washington, D.C. From 1997 to 2001, Josh served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, where he supervised, investigated, prosecuted and tried cases relating to terrorism, espionage, securities fraud, white collar crime, health care fraud, cybercrime, public corruption and other matters. Josh served on a team of counter-terrorism prosecutors who investigated and prosecuted al Qaeda members and associates. From 2001-2002, Josh served as Associate Investigative Counsel on the high profile Webster Commission for the Review of FBI Security Matters where he led a large multi-agency team of intelligence agents examining lapses in FBI national security in the wake of Robert Hanssen’s espionage. From 2002-2004, Josh was a senior Trial Counsel for the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Public Integrity Section, where he supervised and led investigations and prosecutions of high profile corruption, FEC and campaign finance cases. From 2016-2017, Josh was a political appointee and served as the Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he managed more than 350 lawyers globally.

Between 2004-2016, and then again since September 2017, Josh has led the white collar practices at large global law firms. In private practice, Josh represents and provides counsel to corporate clients, Boards of Directors and individuals in government and internal investigations, national security matters, white collar criminal defense, Congressional investigations, civil litigation, SEC enforcement actions and cyber-security matters. Currently Josh represents a number of individuals in the ongoing Special Counsel and related investigations.

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Nicole Moss

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Josh Berman (A&S '91)

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Cornell Alumnus

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Please contact Nicole Moss (nam245@cornell.edi) if you need any accommodations

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A&S Undergraduate Students

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