US President Donald Trump has introduced his intent to appoint Indian-American Vijay Shanker as a decide to the best court docket within the nation’s capital.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr Shanker would function Affiliate Decide on the District of Columbia Courtroom of Appeals, which is the best court docket for Washington DC.
At the moment he serves as Senior Litigation Counsel within the Division of Justice, Prison Division, and as Deputy Chief of the Appellate Part.
Earlier than becoming a member of the Division of Justice in 2012, Mr Shanker was in personal observe with the Washington, DC, places of work of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington & Burling, LLP.
Upon commencement from legislation faculty, Mr Shanker served as a legislation clerk to Decide Chester J. Straub on the US Courtroom of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
He earned his BA, cum laude, from Duke College and his J.D. from the College of Virginia Faculty of Legislation, the place he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Legislation Overview and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.