Preeta D. Bansal

Preeta D. Bansal

Fmr Gen. Counsel and Sr. Policy Advisor, U.S. Office of Mgt. and Budget

Preeta Bansal is a senior executive whose career has been at the intersection of law, public policy, government, academia, and global business. Currently a Senior Advisor and Research Strategist at the MIT Media Lab and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, she has served as a global general counsel in charge of litigation and regulatory affairs for HSBC Holdings plc in London, general counsel and senior policy advisor in the Obama White House (Office of Management and Budget), partner and practice chair of leading international law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York City, Solicitor General of the State of New York, constitutional law professor, and Chair of a federal government human rights commission focused on religious freedom and interfaith cooperation. She is a former law clerk to a U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1990-1991). Ms. Bansal has led or participated in United States diplomatic missions to Afghanistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, China, Russia, Vietnam, Turkey, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to advance foreign policy concerns, and advised on the drafting of the Iraqi and Afghan constitutions. She is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Chatham House. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards including as a commissioner on New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s bipartisan Election Modernization Task Force, as an Advisory Committee member of the Clinton Global Initiative, and as a Board Member of the International Center for Research on Women.