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Subodh Chandra

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USINPAC has been energetic and effective at encouraging Indian-Americans to be involved in the political process and make their voices heard so that America is a better place.


Subodh Chandra completed service as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. Chandra led the work of an 82-lawyer department with both criminal and civil divisions. He also served as acting mayor in the mayor’s absence. As Cleveland’s general counsel, Chandra slashed by nearly 90% spending on outside counsel, saving millions of dollars. Under Chandra’s leadership, Cleveland handled legal work in-house, and moved vigorously through in-house investigations to clean up corruption, including bribery schemes involving city inspectors and purchasing officials. Chandra restored the reputation of the department, and attracted top performers who helped make it the most diverse law firm in Ohio. In the case of ‘Green v. City of Cleveland’ Chandra agreed to re-examine over 100 similar cases to ensure that there were no other wrongful convictions.As federal prosecutor, Chandra successfully fought health-care fraud and corruption – work for which FBI director Robert Mueller recognized him. Before that, Chandra worked in large firms in both Cleveland and Los Angeles, and served as special presidential counsel at the American Bar Association. Chandra is a graduate of the Yale Law School, where he was executive editor of the ‘Yale Law & Policy Review’. He also graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University. Stanford awarded him the John Gardner Fellowship to work with Governor Richard F. Celeste to train young leaders from newly emerging democracies in Central & Eastern Europe in the skills required in democracy.Subodh is married to Meena Morey Chandra, a civil-rights attorney. They have triplet-toddler sons.To learn more about Subodh visit

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