|Name||Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan|
Arlington, Virginia , United States
|| February 23, 1967
Mar 08, 2016 10:58pm
|Info||Srikanth "Sri" Srinivasan (born February 23, 1967) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was confirmed by the United States Senate by a vote of 97–0 on May 23, 2013. Prior to being confirmed as a judge he was the Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States and he has argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was also a lecturer at Harvard Law School. Srinivasan also is known for having represented former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling in his appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, Skilling v. United States (2010). |
Born Padmanabhan Srikanth Srinivasan in Chandigarh, India, Srinivasan's father hailed from Mela Thiruvenkatanathapuram, an Indian village near Tirunelveli-Tamil Nadu. His family, including two younger sisters, migrated in the late 1960s to Lawrence, Kansas. His father was a professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, and his mother taught at the Kansas City Art Institute and later worked at the University of Kansas computer science department. Srinivasan graduated from Lawrence High School in Lawrence, where he played basketball.
Srinivasan earned a bachelor's degree in 1989 from Stanford University and then earned an J.D./M.B.A. in 1995 from Stanford Law School and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
After law school, Srinivasan worked as a law clerk for United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III and then was a clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
After his clerkships, Srinivasan worked for the law firm O'Melveny & Myers and then joined the office of the United States Solicitor General, where he worked from 2002 until 2007. He rejoined O'Melveny & Myers in 2007 as a partner, and was the firm's hiring partner for its Washington, D.C. office. He made the news in 2010 for representing Skilling in his appeal before the U.S. Supreme Court, which challenged the "honest services" fraud statute and also the fact that Skilling's trial was never moved from Houston. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Skilling on the "honest services" fraud statute, but rejected the trial location argument.
Srinivasan also is a lecturer at Harvard Law School, where he co-teaches a course on Supreme Court and appellate advocacy.
On August 26, 2011, Srinivasan was appointed to replace Neal Katyal as Principal Deputy Solicitor General of the United States. As of June 2012, Srinivasan had argued 20 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Earlier in his career, he also performed pro bono work for presidential candidate Al Gore during the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. He left office on May 24, 2013, upon appointment to the Court of Appeals.