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Biden Nominates Indian-American Legal Expert Anjali Chaturvedi For Key Post

Joe Biden has nominated Anjali Chaturvedi as General Counsel within the Veterans Affairs division


Prominent Indian-American authorized professional Anjali Chaturvedi has been nominated by US President Joe Biden as General Counsel within the veterans affairs division, the newest from the group to be named for a key place within the administration.

Ms Chaturvedi is a Deputy Assistant Attorney General within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, based on the White House web site.

Ms Chaturvedi has been nominated for General Counsel, US Department of Veterans Affairs.

The principal imaginative and prescient of the division is to supply veterans with the world-class advantages and companies they’ve earned — and to take action by adhering to the best requirements of compassion, dedication, excellence, professionalism, integrity, accountability, and stewardship.

During her profession, Ms Chaturvedi has labored in all three branches of the federal government and in personal observe. Prior to returning to authorities service, Ms Chaturvedi was the Assistant General Counsel and Director of Investigations for Northrop Grumman Corporation, main the corporate’s international investigations group.

Ms Chaturvedi earlier served as an Assistant General Counsel at British Petroleum and as a associate on the Washington, DC regulation agency of Nixon Peabody. Before coming into personal observe, she was a federal prosecutor.

During her time on the Justice Department, she served each within the District of Columbia and the Northern District of California US Attorneys’ Offices, together with as Deputy Chief of the Felony Trial Section and Chief of the Organised Crime Strike Force, and element as Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She started her authorized profession clerking for the Honourable Gregory E. Mize of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Ms Chaturvedi additionally taught trial advocacy and felony process as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University and Hastings College of Law.

Born in Cortland, New York, Ms Chaturvedi is a first-generation American.

She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law School and Cornell University. She can be a licensed yoga trainer and management coach. She lives in Chevy Chase, MD together with her husband and son.

On Tuesday, main Indian-American scientist Dr Arti Prabhakar was nominated by Biden as a high science advisor to the US President, a call hailed by the White House and the Indian-American group as “historic.” Last week, Biden nominated Indian-American safety professional Radha Iyengar to the highest Pentagon place.

US President Biden is ready to appoint Indian-American profession diplomat Gautam Rana as the brand new US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Slovakia, the White House mentioned in an announcement final month.

Biden nominated Indian-American diplomat Rachna Sachdeva Korhonen as his envoy to Mali in April, the third such nomination of an Indian-American in over a month.

In March, President Biden nominated two Indian-Americans as US envoys. He nominated diplomat Puneet Talwar because the nation’s ambassador to Morocco and political activist Shefali Razdan Duggal as his envoy to the Netherlands.

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