US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday named two Indian Americans – Reema Shah and Neha Gupta – to the Office of the White House Counsel.
Ms Shah, who had served on the talk preparation staff for Joe Biden on the Biden-Harris Marketing campaign, has been named as Deputy Affiliate Counsel whereas Ms Gupta, at present an legal professional within the Office of the Common Counsel for the Biden-Harris Transition, has been named as Affiliate Counsel within the Office of the White House Counsel.
Ms Shah was an affiliate at Latham & Watkins and a Bristow Fellow within the Office of the Solicitor Common on the Division of Justice. She served as a regulation clerk to Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court docket and Decide Sri Srinivasan on the US Court docket of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Initially from New Jersey, Ms Shah is a graduate of Harvard School, Cambridge College and Yale Regulation College.
Ms Gupta served as a Deputy Metropolis Legal professional within the San Francisco Metropolis Legal professional’s Office, the place she was normal counsel to a number of metropolis businesses, litigated constitutional and statutory challenges to metropolis legal guidelines and administrative choices, and took part within the workplace’s affirmative public safety advocacy.
Beforehand, Ms Gupta clerked for Decide Michael Daly Hawkins of the US Court docket of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Decide Richard Seeborg of the US District Court docket for the Northern District of California. A New York native born to Indian immigrants, Ms Gupta is a graduate of Harvard School and Stanford Regulation College.
Joe Biden additionally named Samiyyah Ali as Deputy Affiliate Counsel, Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo as Affiliate Counsel, Tona Boyd as Particular Counsel, Megan Ceronsky as Affiliate Counsel, Martine Cicconi as Affiliate Counsel, Sean Crotty as Affiliate Counsel and Ashley Deeks as Affiliate Counsel and Deputy Authorized Advisor to the Nationwide Safety Council.
These officers will, underneath the path of White House Counsel Dana Remus, assist restore religion within the rule of regulation and the accountability of presidency establishments, the transition stated.
“My administration has no larger job than restoring religion in American authorities. Our White House Counsel’s Office will likely be constructed upon a basis of integrity and honesty. This certified and crisis-tested authorized staff will be sure that this administration is accountable and at all times operates in service of the American individuals,” stated Joe Biden.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris stated: “The American individuals deserve a authorities that’s open, sincere, and clear. These devoted public servants will assist us meet the unprecedented challenges going through our nation whereas upholding the very best requirements of ethics and integrity”.
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