Pres. Bush Nominates AUSA Neil Barosky to Serve as Special Inspector General of Rescue Plan

Securities litigators, now you can add “Bailout Plan Watchdog” to your list of possible career paths.

President Bush has nominated Assistant U.S. Attorney Neil Barofsky of the SDNY to be the special inspector general overseeing the $700 billion federal economic rescue plan, the New York Law Journal reports.  Barosky has been an AUSA in that office since 2000, when he joined it from Morvillo, Abramowitz, Grand, Iason, Anello & Bohrer.

A member of the securities and commodities fraud unit, Barosky is a senior trial counsel with the SDNY and has handled a number of white-collar prosecution, including winning the convictions of Tone Grant, the ex-president of Refco, Inc., and Phillip Bennett, its former CEO.