TCP Welcomes Rajesh De and Steven Olikara to the Board of Directors

TCP is pleased to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.  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 at the Department of Justice, 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.

Steven Olikara is co-founder and president of the Millennial Action Project (MAP), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization dedicated to renewing American politics through post-partisan, Millennial leadership.  In this role, Steven activates young policymakers to bridge partisan divides and forge common ground on future-focused policy issues.  He was the driving force behind establishing the bipartisan Congressional Future Caucus, the nation’s first Millennial-led caucus in the U.S. Congress. MAP’s work at the national and state levels has led to bipartisan achievements on issues ranging from entrepreneurship and 21st century skills training to social impact investing and veterans employment.

A nationally-recognized social entrepreneur, Steven’s work has been featured on NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, National Journal, POLITICO, USA Today, and more.  He has been named the Millennial of the Year, an Aspen Ideas Scholar, and one of the Most Influential Leaders Under 40 in Washington Life magazine.

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