WASHINGTON, October 1: US Indian law expert Nitin Shah has been appointed by President Joe Biden to the Council of the United States Administrative Conference (ACUS).
Shah, who is currently legal counsel for the United States General Service Administration, was named an ACUS member on Thursday along with two others: Leslie B. Kiernan and Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo.
He oversees all legal matters raised before the agency, is the designated agency ethics officer of the GSA and the director of FOIA, and manages a national office of approximately 170 lawyers and employees, the agency said. White House.
During his career, Shah has focused on administrative law issues from a variety of angles. He previously served in the Department of Justice in a number of capacities, including as Chief of Staff in the Civil Division and as a lawyer in the Office of the Legal Counsel.
He has also served as senior legal counsel at a nonprofit organization focused on administrative litigation and served as legal director of the Biden-Harris transition team, the White House said.
Shah served as a clerk for Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and for TS Ellis III of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Born and raised in San Diego, he graduated from Harvard College and University of Virginia Law School.
ACUS is an independent federal agency tasked with bringing together expert representatives from the public and private sectors to recommend improvements to administrative processes and procedures.
ACUS initiatives promote efficiency, participation and fairness in the promulgation of federal regulations and the administration of federal programs. The ten-member ACUS Council is made up of government representatives and private citizens. (PTI)