B.A., Duke; M.P.P., University of California Los Angeles; J.D., University of California Los Angeles
Sandeep Prasanna is an Investigative Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Professor Prasanna previously served in the U.S. Department of Justice, where he advised several of President Biden’s nominees for Department leadership positions and advanced the Department’s legislative priorities.
He was previously the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism under the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. In this role, Professor Prasanna advanced legislation and oversight on domestic terrorism, other counterterrorism issues, national security, civil rights and civil liberties, privacy, and DHS intelligence and law enforcement functions.
Professor Prasanna previously served as General Counsel to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) and as a Legislative Aide on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). Prior to starting on Capitol Hill, Professor Prasanna worked to challenge domestic human rights abuses using international legal mechanisms as a legal fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. He is a published author on the laws of war and wrote a weekly column for The Economist on linguistics and language politics.
Professor Prasanna holds a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs; an M.P.P. from UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs; and an A.B. with distinction from Duke University.