Deputy Chief, Criminal Division
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York
Diane Gujarati is an Assistant United States Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where she has worked since 1999 and where she has served since 2012 as a Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division. Prior to her tenure as Deputy Chief of the Criminal Division, she served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the White Plains Division and as a Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the Criminal Division. Ms. Gujarati has extensive federal investigative, trial, and appellate experience and has handled cases involving a wide variety of criminal offenses, including securities and other financial fraud, terrorism, violent crime, and narcotics and firearms trafficking. Ms. Gujarati also has significant experience in the area of government ethics.
Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Ms. Gujarati was a law clerk to the Honorable John M. Walker, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and a litigator at Davis, Polk & Wardwell. Ms. Gujarati graduated in 1990 summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and received her J.D. in 1995 from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Prior to law school, Ms. Gujarati worked as an analyst in the Banking and Corporate Finance Group at Chemical Bank.
In addition to her work as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Gujarati serves as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law. She also serves on the Board of the Asian American Bar Association of New York and serves on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.