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Washington, Feb 10 (PTI) US President Barack Obama has appointed two Indian-Americans, Rashad Hussain and Shomik Datta, to his legal team - the White House Counsel.

Hussain has been appointed as Deputy Associate Counsel to the US President and Dutta will be special assistant to President's Counsel, Greg Craig, the White House said.

These appointments were made on January 28.

Till recently serving as a Trial Attorney at the US Department of Justice, Hussain was as a Law Clerk to Damon J Keith on the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Earlier, he also served as a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he reviewed legislations such as the USA Patriot Act.

Hussain earned his bachelor's degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Master's degree in Public Administration and in Arabic and Islamic Studies from Harvard University. PTI
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3CFB Mr. Hussain most recently served in the US Department of Justice and has a stellar academic and professional record.

His parents are naturalized citizens from India and live in Plano, Texas.

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, he holds bachelor’s degrees with highest distinction in both philosophy and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which he completed in two years.

He received highest honors for his philosophy thesis, “Assessing the Theistic Implications of Big Bang Cosmological Theory.” Hussain also holds an MA from Harvard University in Near Eastern languages and civilizations. He finds his heritage central to his identity as a Muslim American and his career goals, especially in light of events in recent history.

He has worked extensively on Capitol Hill, both as an intern in the office of former House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt during the summer of 2000 and as a legislative aide on the House Judiciary Committee, where he worked for a year and a half between his time at Harvard University and Yale University.

Mr. Hussain recently served as a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Prior to that, he was as a Law Clerk to Damon J. Keith on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Earlier in his career, Mr. Hussain served as a legislative assistant on the House Judiciary Committee, where he reviewed legislation such as the USA Patriot Act. Mr. Hussain earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, his Master’s degree in Public Administration and in Arabic & Islamic Studies from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal.
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