Ajay Bhatt is a senior attorney with the Human Rights Violator Law Division, part of the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center at the Department of Homeland Security. Prior to this current position, Ajay served at the U.S. Department of State, where he served with the Office of Inspector General and in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. After receiving his B.A. from Syracuse University, Ajay earned an M.A. in Humanities from the University of Chicago. He received his law degree from the University of Oregon, where he was a staff editor on the Oregon Law Review. Ajay entered federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2001. He is licensed to practice law in Washington State, Maryland, and with the Federal Government. In 2016, Ajay was named a Finalist in the Partnership for Public Service’s category of “Safety, Security, and National Affairs.” In 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice named Bhatt as a co-recipient of the Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service for "Distinguished Work in Investigation and Extradition of a Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard."