Vanita Gupta Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, VOJ, Ethnicity, Salary and Net Worth

Vanita Gupta Bio, Wiki

Vanita Gupta is an American civil rights attorney, currently serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights coalition. Gupta is the first woman to run the largest civil and human rights coalition in the United States. She was appointed by Former U.S President, Barack Obama to lead the Civil Rights Division as the Chief Civil Rights Prosecutor in October 2014. Previously, Gupta was serving as Acting Assistant Attorney General and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. 

Vanita Gupta Age

She was born on November 15, 1974, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. She is 45 years old.

Vanita Gupta Height

She appears to be a woman of above-average stature. Her estimated height is 5 ft 7 in (Approx. 1.70 m)

Vanita Gupta Family

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States to an Indian immigrant family. Gupta is the daughter of Kamla Varshney and  Rajiv L. Gupta, an Indian-American businessman serving as the current chairman of Delphi Automotive, and is the former executive with Rohm and Haas, specialized in the manufacture of chemicals. Gupta is the younger sister of Amita Gupta. Her parents reside in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

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Vanita Gupta Husband

She got married in 2003 to, Chinh Q. Le.  Gupta and her husband are proud parents of two sons. Chinh is the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, championing the justice of people living in poverty in the district of Columbia.

Vanita Gupta Leadership Conference

She is president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, United States’ oldest and largest civil rights coalition entrusted to its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to protect and promote the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States.

Previously, Gupta was serving as Acting Assistant Attorney General and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.  During her tenure, the division did significant work in a number of areas, including advancing constitutional policing and criminal justice reform, prosecution of hate crimes and human trafficking, promotion of disability rights, protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals, ensuring voting rights for all, and fighting against discrimination in education, employment, lending housing, and religious exercise. She constantly involved a wide range of stakeholders in the course of this work.

Vanita Gupta DOJ | Attorney

On October 15, 2020,  Gupta started her role as Acting Assistant Attorney General and head of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. During her tenure, the division did significant work in a number of areas, including advancing constitutional policing and criminal justice reform, prosecution of hate crimes and human trafficking, promotion of disability rights, protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals, ensuring voting rights for all, and fighting against discrimination in education, employment, lending housing, and religious exercise. She constantly involved a wide range of stakeholders in the course of this work.

During her tenure, Gupta tackled high profiled matters such as the appeals of the Texas and North Carolina voter ID cases, investigating Ferguson, Chicago, and Baltimore police departments, challenging North Carolina’s HB2 law and other transgender rights Lawsuit, enforcing education, land use, hate crimes, and other laws to fight Islamophobia and other forms of religious discrimination, to issue statements of interest on bail and destitute defense reform, and letters to state and local court judges and administrators on the unlawful enforcement of fines and fees in the criminal justice system, and the Administration’s report on solitary detention.

Before joining the Justice Department, Gupta served as Deputy Legal Director and the Director of the Center for Justice at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She joined in 2006 as a staff attorney. Gupta also created and led the organization’s Smart Justice Campaign aimed at ending mass imprisonment while keeping communities safe.

She started her legal career as an attorney at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund. While working there, she successfully led the effort to review the wrongful drug convictions of 38 individuals in Tulia, Texas, who were solely pardoned by Governor Rick Perry. She settled a negotiation for a $6 million settlement on behalf of her clients. She also made consultations with European civil society organizations working to advance the rights of the Roma.

She taught civil rights litigation clinic for a few years in New York University school of law, where she received her law degree.

Vanita Gupta Related To Sanjay Gupta

She affirmed that she is not related and has never met Dr. Gupta, an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, writer, and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. This happened when she was delivering a speech at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law 2015 Honors Convocation and Commencement, in 2015.

Vanita Gupta Salary

She is the current president of the Leadership Conference in charge of protecting and promoting civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Gupta’s estimated salary is $250,000 per year.

Vanita Gupta Net Worth

From her illustrious career as an attorney for more than a decade, there is no doubt that Gupta has accumulated a huge fortune. Gupta’s estimated net worth is $8 million.

Vanita Gupta Ethnicity

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States to an Indian immigrant family. Gupta is the daughter of Kamla Varshney and  Rajiv L. Gupta, an Indian-American businessman. She is of Indian ethnicity.

Vanita Gupta Nationality

She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. Gupta is an American National.

Vanita Gupta Kamala Harris

She talked with Rachel Maddow, CNN Correspondent on the nomination of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee for the 2020 election by Joe Biden. Gupta described Kamala as a person who defends the vulnerable in the society and will deliver on the manifestos as she has done during her tenure as California Senator.

Is Vanita Gupta Married

She got married in 2003 to, Chinh Q. Le.  Gupta and her husband are proud parents of two sons. Chinh is the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, championing the justice of people living in poverty in the district of Columbia.

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