Preet Bharara – Doing Justice: The Sheriff of Wall Street

Preet Bharara is an American lawyer, author and broadcaster, who was famously fired by President Trump and banned by President Putin.

During his 8-year tenure as the United States Attorney for New York, he earned the title “Sheriff of Wall Street” for high-level prosecutions of hedge funds, as well as mafia bosses and terrorists.

His career inspired the hit TV show Billions, and TIME magazine recognised him as 1 of the 100 most influential people in the world.

His new book “Doing Justice” reflects on his time in office.

00:00 Trailer.

02:37 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.

03:33 Brian’s introduction.

04:05 Preet and Brian discuss the influence of company culture and ethics of personal wealth creation.

13:02 How Preet feels about the people he prosecuted.

15:14 The background to Preet’s first major speech and why he said, “sometimes greed is not good.”

16:15 Why Preet chose to speak publicly about the Galleon Group case.

20:16 Why that reason is less likely to be effective in cases of terrorism or involving mobsters,

21:07 When the accused decides whether, or not, to flip on their friends, family or colleagues.

24:55 Police and investigator’s interrogation techniques.

27:42 Preet comments on the show Billions.

29:13 The illogical idea of Hedge funds.

31:55 Why Preet and his Southern District office colleagues chose to work there and not in private practice.

36:34 History of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York and why it is revered.

40:19 How Preet, become United States Attorney for South District, prosecuting a range of illegal activity.

47:48 Preet agrees with Bill Browder that to affect Russian Oligarchs’ money you risk being on a death list.

49:42 Has Preet safety concerns having dealt with Mafia bosses, terrorists and crazy hedge fund people?

50:25 Preet’s office was criticised for lack of prosecutions following the banking crisis, does that bother him?

56:13 Preet says that unsuccessful prosecutions are not personal and he doesn’t rank cases by favourites.

57:42 Why Preet didn’t return President Trump’s phone call.

1:09:47 Preet shows why he is a highly regarded lawyer and interrogator.

1:10:14 Preet’s impression of Donald Trump today.

1:15:56 What Preet enjoys doing now.

1:18:43 We judge, or are judged, daily and Preet’s book can teach how to think through the issues.

1:21:10 Preet mostly works in a surprising way.

1:24:24 Best days of his life.

1:26:26 What scares him.

1:30:47 What we might be surprised to learn about Preet.

1:31:06 What keeps him awake at night.

1:32:54 Phone call to the 20 years old Preet Bharara.

1:36:12 Best advice he ever received.

1:40:42 Success secrets.

1:41:44 Advice to the 20 years old watching.

1:46:55 Brian’s summing up.

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This was Brilliant!


Thoroughly enjoyed this, possibly because I’m watching Billions. Love how Brian can evoke emotion from the speaker and get them to share person stories. Keep it up!


this guy is full of shit, no joy my ass..