Arjun Garg was appointed Chief Counsel, AGC-1, at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in February 2019.
In this role, he serves as the chief legal advisor to the FAA Administrator and FAA leadership, and manages the legal and administrative staff of the Office of the Chief Counsel. He also liaises with the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as the chief counsels of the other operating administrations of the DOT.
Mr. Garg joined the FAA after serving since April 2018 as the Chief Counsel of the Federal Transit Administration, another operating administration within the DOT.
Prior to his service at the DOT, Mr. Garg was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Division, where his work focused primarily on defending federal policies, programs, and decisions in cases involving matters of constitutional and administrative law. In that role, he was awarded a Special Commendation for Outstanding Service in 2017.
Mr. Garg previously worked for over five years at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Washington, D.C., where his practice principally involved corporate litigation and counseling. He also served as a law clerk to the Hon. Thomas F. Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Garg received his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law. He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area, and resides in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and daughter.