WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American
advocate Vijay Shanker for the position of Associate Judge of the District of
Columbia Court of Appeals.
In a communique to the Senate on
Sunday, Trump said the nomination of Vijay Shanker is for a period of 15 years.
If confirmed by the Senate, Vijay
Shanker will replace John R Fisher, who has now retired. The District of
Columbia Court of Appeals is the highest court for Washington DC.
Trump had first announced Shaker’s
nomination last June. Currently, he serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the
Department of Justice, Criminal Division, and as Deputy Chief of the Appellate
Before joining the Department of
Justice in 2012, Vijay Shanker was in private practice with the Washington, DC,
offices of Mayer Brown, LLC and Covington and Burling, LLP.
Upon graduation from law school,
Vijay Shanker served as a law clerk to Judge Chester J Straub on the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Vijay Shanker completed his
bachelors, cum laude, from Duke University and his Juris Doctor from the
University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as a Notes Editor for the
Virginia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.