General Counsel

Nitin Shah

Nitin Shah

As General Counsel, Nitin Shah is the agency’s chief legal officer, overseeing all legal matters and managing a nationwide office of nearly 140 attorneys and approximately twenty support staff.

Nitin Shah provides legal advice to the GSA Administrator and other senior officials, while ensuring implementation of GSA statutory responsibilities. He also serves as the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO), advises on the formulation and promulgation of GSA policies and regulations, oversees the agency’s litigation, and provides overall direction to the Office of General Counsel.

Shah is an experienced government lawyer, having served in various roles in the Department of Justice, including as Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for DOJ’s Civil Division, where he oversaw high-profile litigation involving the United States. He has also served as Legal Director for the Biden-Harris Transition Team, and as Senior Counsel for Democracy Forward.

Nitin Shah clerked for Hon. Judith W. Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and for Hon. T.S. Ellis III of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.

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Last Reviewed: 2021-08-10