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Sandeep A. Prasanna is a Senior Advisor focusing 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. Sandeep is admitted to practice in New York. He is not currently practicing law.

Sandeep brings significant government and political experience to Miller & Chevalier. Prior to joining the firm, Sandeep was an investigative counsel on the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. In that role, Sandeep 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), Sandeep 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, Sandeep 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, Sandeep led bipartisan investigations, hearings, and the successful passage of several bills related to national security. As a counsel to two U.S. Senators, Sandeep advised on judicial nominations, civil rights, and other sensitive issues, and drafted landmark hate crimes legislation that was signed into law in 2021. 

Sandeep is an adjunct professor at UCLA School of Law, where he teaches a course on Congressional Investigations, and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a seminar on lawyering and legal ethics. During law school, Sandeep served as Co-Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Director of the Journal of International Law & Foreign Affairs. 

 

Past Representative Matters
  • Provided strategic guidance for a multinational media company regarding claims against a foreign government and private entities.
  • Conducted cross-border risk assessment for global fintech company and provided strategic guidance to support engagement with Indian regulatory issues.
  • Provided strategic guidance to individuals engaging with, testifying before, and producing records to congressional committees.
  • As a congressional investigator, conducted nearly 100 depositions and interviews – often involving challenging or hostile witnesses – and provided strategic advice and guidance to elected officials and others on complex congressional investigations issues.
  • Guided several senior DOJ officials through Senate hearings and confirmation from start to finish.
  • Represented DOJ in engagements with Congress, working with elected officials and congressional staff on oversight and legislation.
  • Led investigations, hearings, and bipartisan legislative negotiations as a top policy and legal advisor for a U.S. House committee and for two senior U.S. senators.
Government Experience
  • Investigative Counsel, U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, 2021 - 2022
  • Attorney Advisor (Presidential Appointee), Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, 2021
  • Staff Director & Counsel, Subcommittee on Intelligence & Counterterrorism, U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, 2019 - 2021
  • General Counsel, Senator Bill Nelson, U.S. Senate, 2018 - 2019
  • Legislative Aide, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Richard Blumenthal, 2016 - 2018
     
Affiliations
  • Adjunct Professor, UCLA School of Law, 2024 - present 
  • Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, 2019 - present
  • Member, South Asian Bar Association of Washington, DC
  • Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Washington, DC
News and Events
Publications
Internal Publication

Executives at Risk: Winter 2023-2024

Internal Publication

FCPA Autumn Review 2023

Internal Publication

Executives at Risk: Summer 2023

Internal Publication

Executives at Risk: Winter 2022/2023