Sandeep A. Prasanna is a Senior Associate at Miller & Chevalier Chartered, where he advises clients on congressional matters, government investigations, and corporate investigative matters in the U.S., India, and other countries. Sandeep also maintains an active pro bono portfolio and regularly provides guidance and public commentary on issues related to Congress, U.S. policy, and government investigations.

Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Professor Prasanna was a federal government lawyer for several years. He served as 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.

Prior to his work for the Committee, as a day-one presidential appointee in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Professor Prasanna represented DOJ on Capitol Hill, engaging often with elected officials and their staff on congressional oversight and legislation. He also guided several DOJ leaders 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.

Previously, Professor Prasanna developed expertise in government investigations and legislative strategy as a Senate and House counsel to senior members of Congress. As the top counterterrorism advisor on the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Professor Prasanna led bipartisan investigations, hearings, and the successful passage of several bills related to national security. As a counsel to two U.S. Senators, Professor Prasanna advised on judicial nominations, civil rights, and other sensitive issues, and drafted landmark hate crimes legislation that was signed into law in 2021. He began his legal career as a fellow at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, investigating human rights violations in the United States.

Professor Prasanna is also an adjunct professor at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law, where he teaches a course on Congressional Investigations. Professor Prasanna holds a J.D. from the 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, Sandeep served as Co-Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Director of the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs.