President Biden announced 4th slate of judicial nominations including an Indian-American

Sarala Vidya Nagala. Photo: LinkedIn

President Joe Biden announced a slate of judicial nominees June 15, 2021, among them an Indian-American.

According to the White House, Sarala Vidya Nagala, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be the first judge of South Asian descent to serve on the District Court for the District of Connecticut.

Nagala is the Deputy Chief of the Major Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Connecticut, a role she has held since 2017.


Nagala joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 2012, and has served in a number of leadership roles in the office, including as Hate Crimes Coordinator, the White House announcement noted.

Previously, she was an associate at Munger, Tolles, & Olson in San Francisco, California from 2009 to 2012.

She began her legal career as a law clerk for Judge Susan Graber on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2008 to 2009.

Nagala received her J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley School of Law in 2008 and her B.A. from Stanford University in 2005.




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