Vanita Gupta

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Vanita Gupta

Vanita Gupta

President & Chief Executive Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Vanita Gupta is the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division. She is the top civil rights prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice.

Prior to joining the department, Gupta served as Deputy Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union and Director of its Center for Justice. Previously, she was an attorney for its Racial Justice Program. Over her career, Gupta has earned a reputation for working closely and collaboratively with law enforcement, departments of corrections and across the political spectrum to advance smart policing and criminal justice reforms. Through her
work with the ACLU, she has been involved in reform initiatives around the country pertaining to federal and state policing, sentencing, drug policy and criminal law. Her recent work has focused on building a bipartisan consensus to end overreliance on incarceration.

Gupta began her career as a lawyer with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In addition to her work with the ACLU and NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Gupta has taught civil rights litigation and advocacy clinics at New York University School of Law since 2008. She received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University and J.D. from New York University School of Law.

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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer at American Civil Liberties Union, Inc.

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Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Senior Counsel & Managing Policy Director, Department of Public Policy at Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund

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Executive Vice President, Government Affairs at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Senior Advisor at National Partnership for Women & Families

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Vice President, Governmental Affairs at American Association of People With Disabilities

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President & General Counsel at Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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Executive Director at National Congress of American Indians Fund

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Member, Executive Committee at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Member, Executive Committee at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

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Vanita Gupta
President & Chief Executive Officer at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
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President & Chief Executive Officer
2017 - Current

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.

Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights
2014 - Prior

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interests of the United States according to the law; ensures public safety against threats foreign and domestic; provides federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeks just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and ensures fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Deputy Legal Director
Prior

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