Sandeep Prasanna is a Senior Advisor at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, focusing on congressional matters and other government and corporate investigative matters.

Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Professor Prasanna was an investigative counsel on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. In that role, Professor Prasanna conducted depositions and interviews of nearly 100 witnesses, provided strategic and legal guidance on novel congressional investigations issues, managed the intake and follow-up for thousands of confidential tips, and worked closely with the legal and communications teams to produce the Committee’s public-facing work, including the nationally televised hearings and the final report.

Professor Prasanna brings significant government and political experience to Miller & Chevalier. As a day-one presidential appointee in the Department of Justice (DOJ), he guided several nominees through the Senate confirmation process, providing them with strategic advice on political and legal issues, preparing them for hearing testimony, and helping them develop bipartisan relationships and support in Congress. He also represented DOJ on Capitol Hill, engaging often with elected officials and their staff on proposed legislation and congressional oversight. Previously, as the top counterterrorism advisor to Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Professor Prasanna led investigations, hearings, and the successful passage of several House bills, often working closely with the minority staff and external stakeholders to win bipartisan support.

Professor Prasanna began his career in government as a legal advisor to two senior senators. As a Judiciary Committee aide to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), he advised on judicial nominations and civil rights issues and drafted landmark hate crimes legislation that was signed into law in 2021. Subsequently, Professor Prasanna served as the top legal advisor to former Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), providing policy and political guidance on a range of sensitive issues.

He began his legal career as a fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, investigating human rights violations in the United States.

Professor Prasanna holds a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, an M.P.P. from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and an A.B. with distinction from Duke University. During law school, he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Director of the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs.

Professor Prasanna is admitted to practice in New York and is not currently practicing law.