Saurav leads CLC’s efforts to uncover campaign finance violations, file complaints seeking administrative enforcement, and pursue legislative and regulatory reforms to strengthen and ensure the consistent and robust enforcement of federal campaign finance laws.
Saurav developed a passion for defending the integrity of our democracy as an enforcement attorney at the Federal Election Commission. After starting his legal career at White & Case LLP (New York, NY) and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (Washington, DC), Saurav served for almost seven years in the FEC’s Office of General Counsel, investigating alleged violations in dozens of campaign finance matters. Saurav advised the Commission on numerous challenging issues, including foreign political contributions, the use of limited liability companies to conceal the true sources of political contributions, and the payment of hush money to influence a federal election at the direction of a presidential candidate. Saurav also previously served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.
Saurav received his law degree from Stanford Law School (J.D.), where he was awarded the Carl Mason Franklin Prize in International Law and published in the Stanford Law Review, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., magna cum laude). After law school, Saurav clerked for the Honorable John M. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the State of New York. Saurav joined CLC in March 2022.