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Mayer Brown announced that Washington DC partner Raj De has been appointed to the South Asian Bar Association of North America’s (SABA) Advisory Council.

At Mayer Brown, Mr. De leads the global Cybersecurity & Data Privacy and National Security practices, and focuses his practice on cutting-edge legal and policy issues at the nexus of technology, national security, law enforcement and privacy. Additionally, he serves on the firm’s global Management Committee and is an active proponent of diversity in the legal community.

Before rejoining Mayer Brown in 2015, Mr. De served as the general counsel at the United States National Security Agency. Previously, he served in the White House as staff secretary and deputy assistant to the President of the United States. He also served as principal deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Policy at the Department of Justice.

“Raj’s long legacy of leadership success at Mayer Brown is a testament to the firm’s commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive work environment for the success and growth of our diverse lawyers,” said Jeremiah DeBerry, partner and director of Diversity & Inclusion at Mayer Brown. “Diversity, equity and inclusion have always been moral imperatives at the firm.”

With 29 chapters throughout the US and Canada, SABA seeks to strengthen the rapidly growing South Asian legal community with a recognized and trusted forum for professional growth and development, and promotes civil rights and access to justice for the South Asian community.

Read more about the appointment.