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Arya Hariharan

Democratic Counsel

U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary

District of Columbia


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Arya Hariharan is a Democratic Counsel for the House Committee on the Judiciary, where she handles oversight, election security, cybersecurity, national security, espionage, privacy, and surveillance issues. Previously, she was the Legislative Director and Senior Counsel for Congressman Hank Johnson, where she managed his legislative portfolio and supervised his legislative team. There she also covered the defense, judiciary, technology, environment, energy, and foreign affairs portfolio. Before working on the Hill, Arya was a lobbyist for the environmental law firm Earthjustice and for the American Association for Justice. She graduated from American University with a BA in 2007. She received her JD from the William & Mary School of Law in 2012 and is licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia. She is from Philadelphia but currently lives in Washington DC with her rescued Great Dane Apollo.