Biden Nominates Indian American Sopen B. Shah as U.S. Attorney for Western District of WI
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – Among the five nominees, President Joe Biden has named Indian American Sopen B. Shah as U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
The nomination needs Senate confirmation and was announced on June 6. If confirmed, she would be the second woman to lead the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Madison.
Shah is a 2015 graduate of Yale Law School and an associate attorney in the Madison, WI office of the law firm of Perkins Coie, where she specializes in business litigation. She was previously a Deputy Solicitor General of Wisconsin from 2017 to 2019. She served as a law clerk for Judge Debra Ann Livingston on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 2016 to 2017 and Judge Amul R. Thapar on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky from 2015 to 2016. Shah also has her A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.
Last year, she represented the Democratic National Committee in a voting case which, in a span of three weeks, went from U.S. District Court in Madison to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The White House said Shah and other nominees were chosen “for their devotion to enforcing the law, their professionalism, their experience and credentials, their dedication to pursuing equal justice for all, and their commitment to the independence of the Department of Justice.