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, Ms. Gujarati served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the White Plains Division, as a Deputy Chief of the Appeals Unit in the Criminal Division, and as a line prosecutor in various units within the Criminal Division, including the Securities and Commodities Fraud, Organized Crime & Terrorism, and Narcotics units. Ms. Gujarati has extensive federal investigative, trial, and appellate experience and has handled cases involving a wide variety of criminal offenses. She also has significant experience in the area of government ethics. In addition, Ms. Gujarati serves as the Elder Justice Coordinator for the United States Attorney’s Office.
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 LLP. Ms. Gujarati graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University with a B.A. in Economics and received her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
In addition to her work as a federal prosecutor, Ms. Gujarati has served on the Board of the Asian American Bar Association of New York, on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and on the Advisory Board of the Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement at New York University School of Law. Ms. Gujarati has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law.