InsiderNJ In-Focus: Honing in on Berman as a Trump Administration U.S. Attorney Option

The names under consideration right now for the office of U.S. Attorney include those listed here earlier today by InsiderNJ, among them Geoffrey Berman of Greenberg Taurig.

Sources today say the administration at this point is paying close attention to Taurig and at least one other name on that list.

Berman was a member of the Trump Transition Team.

From 1990 to 1994, he served as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York where he handled complex criminal prosecutions, including tax and securities violations.  From 1987 to 1990, he was Associate Counsel in the Office of Independent Counsel Iran-Contra, where, according to his biography on Greenberg Taurig, he prosecuted a former CIA employee for tax fraud.

Berman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A.) and the Wharton School (B.S.) in 1981, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma. In 1984, he received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he was Note Editor of the Stanford Law Review. After graduating law school, he clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for the Honorable Leonard I. Garth.

As noted earlier today, other names in the game to replace Paul Fishman, who resigned this morning as U.S. Attorney, include:

Attorney General Chris Porrino

Warren County GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt

Former Chief Counsel Tom Scrivo

Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick

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