Srikanth Srinivasan is the only Indian-American among the 33 federal judges who have been re-nominated by the US President Barack Obama for the US Court of Appeals. “Today, I am re-nominating thirty-three highly qualified candidates for the federal bench, including many who could have and should have been confirmed before the Senate adjourned,” Obama said.
He received the Attorney General’s Award for Excellence in Furthering US National Security in 2003 and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence in 2005. In June 2012 he was nominated by Obama to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan, born in Chandigarh, received his BA with honours and distinction in 1989 from Stanford University and his JD (Juris Doctor) with distinction in 1995 from Stanford Law School, where he was elected to Order of the Coif and served as an editor of the Stanford Law Review. He also holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, which he received along with his JD in 1995.