Nimesh M. Patel, Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nimesh M. Patel is the Executive Director for Diversity and Inclusion at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this position, Nimesh was a Senior Associate at Thelen LLP and Drinker Biddle & Reath where he was a member of the labor and employment practice group.
Nimesh began his career as an Honor’s Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and his tenure included serving as a senior trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section, where he investigated state and local law enforcement for excessive use of force and abuse of authority.
Nimesh’s community and professional leadership includes serving as vice chair of the District of Columbia Commission on Human Rights and member of the ABA President’s Commission to Advance Diversity in the Legal Profession. Mr. Patel also was selected as one of NAPABA’s Best Lawyer’s Under 40.
Nimesh attended Michigan State University, the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.