Judge Amit Mehta, District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Judge Amit Mehta

District of Columbia U.S. District Court

Amit Priyavadan Mehta was born in 1971 in Patan, Gujarat, India. He grew up in Reisterstown, Maryland. He earned an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. He was an associate at a law firm, then left to clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He returned to private practice, then served as a staff attorney for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia for five years.  He rejoined private practice, representing clients in civil and criminal matters.

Mehta was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He was confirmed by a voice vote of the Senate and received his judicial commission in December 2014.

In the News…

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta directed the government and Google to file “position statements outlining their respective positions on the disputed terms of a protective order” after the two sides had failed to reach an agreement on how to protect confidential information that was given to the government by third parties in an antitrust suit.

Google and the Justice Department said “a small number of significant issues remain in dispute.”

The Justice Department sued Google in October, accusing the $1 trillion company of illegally using its market muscle to hobble rivals, in the biggest challenge to the power and influence of Big Tech in decades.

Judge Mehta set November 18 for a status conference on the lawsuit.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Mehta today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Amit Mehta
D.C. Circuit U.S. District Court
E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001


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