Just three months since his confirmation as United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara and his office charged more than a dozen people in a sweeping $3 billion insider-trading case involving the Galleon Group, prosecuted several people tied to Bernard Madoff, who pleaded guilty last spring to orchestrating the largest known Ponzi scheme in history, and secured a 20-year sentence for attorney-turned-hedge-fund-swindler Marc Dreier.

On November 19, 2009, the Center invited Bharara to deliver a public address on white collar crime. He discussed the ever-changing face and scope of white collar crime, why it may grow even during our financially challenged times, and the his office can take to rein in perpetrators.

Read his prepared remarks here. Read coverage of the event here.