U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara ’90 and actress Mindy Kaling will speak at Harvard Law School’s Class Day, the Law School announced Wednesday.
Bharara, who prosecuted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad, was nominated by Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2009 as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Bharara had previously served as a the chief counsel and staff director of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts.
Time Magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2012.
After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in government from Harvard in 1990, Bharara earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1993.
At the age of 24, Kaling started helping write scripts for the NBC sitcom "The Office" and played the role of Kelly Kapoor on the show. By 2011, Kaling had written 22 episodes of the Emmy-winning sitcom and earned the rank of executive producer.
Known as both an actress and a comedic writer, Kaling has had roles in "The 40 Year Old Virgin," "Despicable Me," and "No Strings Attached," among other movies.