Neil Barofsky

Neil Barofsky is former Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), where he was responsible for auditing and investigating the purchase, management, and sale of assets under the $700-billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Previously he was a federal prosecutor and the assistant U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York City. He also was a member of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Unit, where he prosecuted white collar crimes, including the accounting fraud case that led to the convictions of the top officers at Refco Inc. Finally, he led the multi-jurisdictional international investigation that resulted in the indictment of the top 50 leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on narcotics. Mr. Barofsky is an adjunct professor and senior fellow at the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law and the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program on Law and Business. He is also the senior contributing editor for Bloomberg TV. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the New York University School of Law and a magna cum laude graduate with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania.