US President Donald Trump has introduced his intent to appoint Indian-American Vijay Shanker as a choose to the best courtroom within the nation’s capital.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mr Shanker would function Affiliate Choose on the District of Columbia Court docket of Appeals, which is the best courtroom 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 non-public follow with the Washington, DC, places of work of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington & Burling, LLP.
Upon commencement from regulation faculty, Mr Shanker served as a regulation clerk to Choose Chester J. Straub on the USA Court docket 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 Evaluate and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.