- The Indian American has worked in all three branches of the government and private practice.
President Joe Biden has nominated Anjali Chaturvedi for the post of General Counsel at the Department of Veteran Affairs. Currently a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, the Indian American has worked in all three branches of the government and private practice, according to a White House press release.
Before returning to government service, Chaturvedi was the assistant general counsel and director of Investigations for Northrop Grumman Corporation, leading the company’s global investigations team. She earlier served as an assistant general counsel at British Petroleum and as a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Nixon Peabody.
Before entering private practice, Chaturvedi was a federal prosecutor. During her time at the Justice Department, she served both in the District of Columbia and the Northern District of California U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, including as deputy chief of the Felony Trial Section and chief of the Organized Crime Strike Force, and detail as Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
She began her legal career clerking for the Honorable Gregory E. Mize of the District of Columbia Superior Court. She also taught trial advocacy and criminal procedure as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and Hastings College of Law.
Born in Cortland, New York, Chaturvedi is a graduate of the Georgetown University Law School and Cornell University. She is also a certified yoga teacher and leadership coach. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband and son.