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Asheesh Agarwal
Social Security Administration


Asheesh Agarwal

On April 24, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Asheesh Agarwal to serve as General Counsel of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Prior to his appointment with SSA, Mr. Agarwal worked with the Indiana Department of Revenue as their General Counsel. In this capacity, he managed the department’s Legal and Policy divisions. From 2009 through 2012, Mr. Agarwal was an attorney with a private law practice where he litigated a wide range of regulatory, labor and employment and intellectual property cases. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Agarwal worked as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice. There he oversaw all litigation phases in civil rights cases. From 2005 through 2006, Mr. Agarwal served as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Civil Division. He also served as the Federal Trade Commission, Office of Policy Planning Assistant Director from 2003 through 2005.</P>

In 1997, Mr. Agarwal received a Juris Doctor, from the University of Chicago Law School where he was a Law Review staff member and Olin Scholar. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University in 1994. He is a member of the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Indiana Bar.