CAFE’s mission is to better inform the public about the most critical issues of our time by exploring how law and justice intersect with politics, national security, business, technology, and ultimately, every aspect of our society.
Preet Bharara is the co-founder of CAFE Studios, host of the award-winning podcast Stay Tuned with Preet, and co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast. He also writes the weekly Note from Preet column. Preet served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York from 2009 to 2017. After leaving public service, he wrote the New York Times best-selling book, Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law. He is also currently a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University School of Law and a Senior Legal Analyst at CNN.
Anne Milgram is the co-host of the CAFE Insider podcast. From 2007 to 2010, Anne served as New Jersey’s Attorney General, overseeing all state and county prosecutors and more than 30,000 local law enforcement officers state wide. In that role, she reformed the Camden Police Department, now widely regarded as a national model for effective policing. Earlier in her career, Anne was Special Litigation Counsel focused on human trafficking crimes at the Department of Justice. She began her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Lisa Monaco is the co-host of the United Security podcast. She served as Assistant to the President on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism during the Obama administration. She was previously counsel and chief of staff to then FBI Director Robert Mueller and served as the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Justice Department. In 2011, Lisa became the first woman to serve as the chief of the National Security Division at the DOJ. Earlier in her career, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and served on the Enron Task Force. She’s currently a partner at O’Melveny where she co-chairs the firm’s Data Security and Privacy group.
Ken Wainstein is the co-host of the United Security podcast. He served as Homeland Security adviser to President George W. Bush. In 2004, he became the first ever Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s newly formed National Security Division. and as chief of staff to Robert Mueller at the FBI. He’s currently a partner a
Elie Honig is a contributor to CAFE and writes the weekly Note From Preet column featured in the CAFE Brief newsletter. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and chief of organized crime at SDNY and as [ ] at the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. He is currently a
Tamara Sepper is the Chief Content & Development Officer, Executive Producer, and Managing Editor at CAFE Studios. An Emmy and Peabody award-winning journalist, she is also an attorney and served as an Assistant District Attorney in the trials bureau of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
David Tatasciore is the Senior Audio Producer at CAFE Studios. Beginning his career as an engineer at the respected Ivory Productions studios near Philadelphia, he cultivated a passion for all things audio – from recording and mixing bands to producing sonically rich stories for radio and podcasts. David has since worked as a sound designer for film and TV, as well as scripted audio fiction, and has mixed and mastered records for a number of electronic musicians.
Matthew Billy is an Audio Producer at CAFE Studios. He began his career in broadcasting, with positions at 90.7 WFUV and Sirius XM Radio. In the early 2010s, Matthew recognized the enormous untapped potential of podcasting and started his own show. He was the first-ever podcaster to win the Newhouse School of Public Communications’ Mirror Award, beating out media giants like CNN.
Sam Ozer-Staton is an Editorial Producer at CAFE Studios, where he helps produce the Stay Tuned, United Security, and CAFE Insider podcasts. He also writes the weekly “Question Presented” column on law and politics, and helps edit CAFE’s written content. Before CAFE, Sam worked as a communications consultant and political campaign staffer, including as an organizer for Montana Sen. Jon Tester.
David Kurlander is an Associate Producer and Special Assistant to Preet Bharara. He writes the weekly “Time Machine” column for CAFE, and helps produce Stay Tuned with Preet and United Security. Born and raised in San Francisco, he studied 20th-century History & Literature at Harvard and has written extensively about politics, architecture, and legal history.
Noa Azulai is a Production Assistant at CAFE Studios, where she develops editorial content and helps produce Stay Tuned with Preet. Brooklyn-born, she has no desire to leave the city (ever). Before joining CAFE, Noa was a Sexual Politics Writing Fellow with Bitch Media and a legal assistant in Manhattan.
Sean Walsh is a Senior Developer at CAFE Studios. Sean always had a passion for development getting his BS in Computer Science. Prior to joining the CAFE team Sean worked at Wenner Media and Fatherly.
Calvin Lord is Digital & Analytics Strategist at CAFE Studios helping to report on Stay Tuned and The CAFE Insider Podcast. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, hiking, and freelancing for The Onion.