US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American advocate Vijay Shanker for the place of Affiliate Choose of the District of Columbia Court docket of Appeals.
In a communique to the Senate on Sunday, Trump stated the nomination of Shanker is for a interval of 15 years.
If confirmed by the Senate, Shanker will exchange John R Fisher, who has now retired. The District of Columbia Court docket of Appeals is the very best courtroom for Washington DC.
Trump had first introduced Shaker’s nomination final June. At present, 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, Shanker was in non-public follow with the Washington, DC, places of work of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington and Burling, LLP.
Upon commencement from regulation college, Shanker served as a regulation clerk to Choose Chester J Straub on the USA Court docket of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Shanker accomplished his bachelors, cum laude, from Duke College and his Juris Physician from the College of Virginia Faculty of Regulation, the place he served as a Notes Editor for the Virginia Regulation Overview and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.