Sandeep Prasanna is an Attorney Advisor in the Department of Justice, where he works to advance the Department’s legislative initiatives and other interests related to Congress.

Previously, he served as the Staff Director of the U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, where he led legislative and oversight efforts on counterterrorism (including domestic terrorism), national security, civil rights and civil liberties, privacy, and Department of Homeland Security intelligence and law enforcement functions.

Professor Prasanna previously served as General Counsel to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) and as a Legislative Aide on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.). Prior to coming to 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. Professor Prasanna’s prior human rights legal work sent him to Switzerland, the Netherlands, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and South Africa. 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.