Prerak Shah

Prerak Shah

Chief of Staff, Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz named Prerak Shah as his Chief of Staff in December 2017. He had been serving as Chief Counsel to Senator Cruz since February 2017.

Prior to working in Senator Cruz's office, Shah was Senior Counsel to the Texas Attorney General, where he served on the agency’s executive leadership team and advised the Attorney General on high-profile litigation and policy. He also managed litigation teams and represented the State of Texas in critical cases, including the defense of Texas’ Voter ID and campus carry laws, and the right of Texas school boards to open meetings in student-led prayer. Prior to that, he was an Assistant Solicitor General of Texas, a constitutional litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Dallas and a law clerk to Judge Jerry Smith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He has argued before the Fifth Circuit, and represented clients in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, Texas Supreme Court and other federal and state appellate courts. Shah received a bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and law degree from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors.

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