Rajesh De is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office and leads the firm’s global Privacy & Security practice. Before rejoining Mayer Brown in 2015, Raj served as General Counsel for the United States National Security Agency (NSA). As the NSA General Counsel, Raj served as the agency’s chief legal officer and senior advisor to the NSA Director. Prior to his service at the NSA, Raj served in the White House as Staff Secretary and Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States. In that capacity, he was responsible for managing all written material provided to the President. Previously, he served at the Department of Justice as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Policy, where he worked closely with DOJ leadership, litigating components and enforcement agencies on policy development and implementation across various subject areas, including civil rights, criminal justice, national security and civil litigation. Prior to this most recent stint in public service, Raj was a partner at Mayer Brown.
Earlier in his career, Raj served as counsel to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and to multiple independent congressional inquiries, including the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (the “9/11 Commission”). Raj clerked for the Honorable A. Wallace Tashima of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Harvard College.