White House nominates Indian-American to important privacy oversight board

Aditya Bamzai renominated to Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board March 18, 2020 (Photo: PCLOB.GOV)

The White House on March 18, 2020, sent the nomination of Aditya Bamzai, of Virginia, to the U.S. Senate, to be approved as a Member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board for a term expiring January 29, 2026.

Bamzai, whose first term on the PCLOB ended this January 29, also teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime at the University of Virginia School of Law. His nomination is for a reappointment for a second term.

His work has been published or is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, the George Washington University Law Review and the Missouri Law Review, among other journals, according to the profile available on the PCLOB and UVA websites.

The Indian-American attorney has argued cases relating to the separation of powers and national security in the U.S. Supreme Court, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, D.C. Circuit and other federal courts of appeals.

Bamzai served till 2016, as an attorney-adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Justice Department. He is an appellate attorney in both private practice and for the National Security Division of the Department of Justice.

After graduating from Yale University and getting his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the law review, Bamzai clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.




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