SABA Toronto applauds the 97 to 0 vote by the U.S. Senate yesterday to confirm Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. His confirmation is a testament to his achievements as a lawyer and a historic milestone for all South Asian lawyers in North America.
Mr. Srinivasan is the first South Asian American judge on a federal circuit court and is the first person of Asian descent on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Srinivasan currently serves as the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and is one of the most experienced appellate advocates in the nation having argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Srinivasan served in the Solicitor General’s office under both President Bush (2002-2007) and President Obama (2011-present). Mr. Srinivasan received his B.A., M.B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and clerked for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court.