Geoffrey Berman, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan who was abruptly fired in June by President Trump, has joined the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, the firm said Tuesday.

Mr. Berman, 61 years old, will be based in New York and will serve on the firm’s governance committee and head its white-collar defense, regulatory and investigations practice. In the past few months, he has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School, his alma mater.

Mr. Berman was the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York from January 2018 until June, when his troubled relationship with Attorney General William Barr boiled over into a brief standoff over control of one of the country’s most powerful law-enforcement offices.

During Mr. Berman’s tenure, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office brought high-profile and politically sensitive cases, including the sex-trafficking case against Jeffrey Epstein, who died by suicide in jail in 2019; the prosecution and jury conviction of attorney Michael Avenatti on extortion charges; and the insider-trading case against former Republican congressman Chris Collins, who pleaded guilty last year.

Mr. Berman’s office also investigated the political and business dealings of two of Mr. Trump’s personal lawyers, Michael Cohen and Rudy Giuliani. Mr. Berman recused himself from the case against Mr. Cohen.

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