Vanita Gupta

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Vanita Gupta
19th United States Associate Attorney General
Assumed office
April 22, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
Preceded byRachel Brand
United States Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights
In office
October 20, 2014 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
Preceded byMolly Moran
Succeeded byThomas Wheeler
Personal details
Born (1974-11-15) November 15, 1974 (age 48)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Spouse(s)Chinh Le
RelativesRajiv L. Gupta (father)
EducationYale University (BA)
New York University (JD)

Vanita Gupta (born November 15, 1974)[1] is an American politician and lawyer. She is the United States Associate Attorney General since April 22, 2021. Gupta was the president and chief executive officer of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and as the head of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice from 2014 to 2017.[2]

On January 7, 2021, President Joe Biden nominated Gupta to be Associate Attorney General.[3] She was confirmed by the Senate on April 21, 2021.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Non-Judicial Nominees: Vanita Gupta" (PDF).
  2. Holder, Eric (October 14, 2014). "Attorney General Holder Announces Vanita Gupta to Serve as Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division". US Dept. of Justice. Retrieved 8 March 2015.
  3. Johnson, Carrie (January 6, 2021). "Merrick Garland Is To Be Joe Biden's Nominee For Attorney General". NPR. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  4. Wagner, John; Itkowitz, Colby (21 April 2021). "Senate narrowly confirms Gupta for No. 3 position in Justice Department". Washington Post. Retrieved 22 April 2021.