Amit Priyavadan Mehta was born on 1971 and is a United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and a Judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
14 Facts About Amit Mehta
Amit Priyavadan Mehta was born in 1971 in Patan, Gujarat, India.
Amit Mehta received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from Georgetown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.
Amit Mehta received a Juris Doctor in 1997 from the University of Virginia School of Law, graduating Order of the Coif.
Amit Mehta served as an associate at the law firm of Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP from 1999 to 2002, and then as a staff attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia from 2002 to 2007.
Amit Mehta represented clients in civil and criminal matters before state and federal courts.
On July 31,2014, President Barack Obama nominated Amit Mehta to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to the seat vacated by Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, who took senior status on June 3,2014.
Amit Mehta received a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary on September 17,2014.
Amit Mehta received his federal judicial commission on December 19,2014.
In May 2019, Amit Mehta ruled that accounting firm Mazars had to provide its records of Donald Trump's accounts from before his presidency to the House Oversight Committee in response to their subpoena.
The goal of the rule was to increase transparency; Amit Mehta ruled that requiring big pharmaceutical companies to disclose prices to consumers in television advertisements was something that could be done only by the Department of Health and Human Services if mandated by Congress.
Amit Mehta has charge of the criminal prosecution of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes for seditious conspiracy.
Amit Mehta is presiding over three civil lawsuits against former President Donald Trump and multiple associates, in which several congress members and two police officers are suing for damages for physical and emotional injuries they allegedly incurred during the attacks.