The Raben Group
Sunil has more than two decades of experience in education and civil rights policy, law, and advocacy from both the nonprofit sector and government. As a consultant, he combines his knowledge of policy, people, and process to help his clients navigate Washington, DC. Prior to coming to The Raben Group, he served in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) over the course of three administrations. Sunil was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy in ED's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) from 2009-2012. While at ED, OCR issued guidance that sought to protect the civil rights of tens of millions of students in areas such as the consideration of race in K-12 and college admissions; harassment and bullying; sexual violence; documentation requirements for enrollment in public schools; and equal access for students with disabilities. In addition, he oversaw the implementation of the widely-heralded Civil Rights Data Collection. Sunil also was a senior attorney in DOJ's Civil Rights Division; executive director of the DC Access to Justice Commission; an associate with the law firm Crowell and Moring; a law clerk for Chief Judge Edward Cahn in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and a teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. Sunil is on the Board of Directors of CLASP as well as the Equal Rights Center. He is also the Chair of the National Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC. Sunil received his BA in political science and economics, summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, his JD from Yale Law School, and an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center.