The US President Donald Trump has nominated two Indian-Americans, Mr. Vishal Amin and Ms. Neomi Rao for key administrative posts to coordinate US law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks and oversee his plan to eliminate 75 per cent of federal regulations.
Mr. Amin has been nominated to be the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, while Ms. Rao will be the Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). OIRA reviews regulations from federal agencies and has the power to reject rules that do not fall in line with the President’s goals. Mr. Amin has also worked as Associate Director of Home Policy in the White House in the former President George W. Bush administration, special assistant in the US Department of Commerce and the Associate Director of the Office of the Secretariat. Mr. Amin has received his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Johns Hopkins University and his law degree from Washington University in St Louis
Ms. Rao, is an associate professor of law and the founding director of the Center for the Study of the Administrative State (CSAS) at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School (where I am also a senior fellow). Throughout her career, she has focused her research and teaching on constitutional and administrative law. She has received her JD with high honours from the University of Chicago and her bachelors from the Yale University.