Trump appoints prominent Indian-American attorney to significant White House post
The US President Donald Trump has appointed a well-known Indian-American attorney Uttam Dhillon to a key White House position. The NRI attorney will assist the US President on ethics and compliance matters. Mr. Dhillon, has earlier served as chief oversight counsel for the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. In this position, as a as special assistant to the President, he would be a part of the legal team to serve under White House Counsel Donald F McGahn with respect to compliance and ethics matters. “The appointment of a team of this calibre reflects the importance of ethics compliance to the President and this administration,” said White House counsel Don McGahn. Prior to joining Financial Services, he has previously worked as an associate deputy attorney general for the Department of Justice, Chief Counsel for the House Select Committee on Homeland Security, Policy Director for the US House of Representatives Policy Committee, and as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles. Dhillon graduated from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.