Neil Barofsky

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Senior Fellow
NYU School of Law

Neil M. Barofsky ('95) is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, and is the author of Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Main Street, which will be released this summer. Prior to joining NYU, Barofsky was the Special Inspector General of the Troubled Asset Relief Program ("SIGTARP") where he audited and investigated the $700 billion TARP program. At the time of his departure in March 2011, SIGTARP had won criminal convictions of 18 people, helped keep $555 million in taxpayer funds from being lost to fraud, and was continuing to work on 153 pending civil and criminal investigations. Prior to serving as SIGTARP, Barofsky was a federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York where he prosecuted Wall Street executives for securities fraud and founded its mortgage fraud group.