Sunil Mansukhani

Principal, The Raben Group
Picture of Sunil Mansukhani, The Raben Group

If you’re a basketball fan like Sunil, you may often find yourself rooting for the underdog.  Sunil does more than root for them.  He fights for them in his work, especially for kids who have not been given a fair shake in life.  Education, civil rights, and access to justice are his passion.

Sunil knows who on his team should play each position, develops the game plan, and gets them to execute flawlessly.  He is also the guy who can play all five positions on the court himself  and does not miss a beat. He excels at everything from designing an advocacy strategy, developing a diverse coalition, providing insightful advice on difficult public policy or legal issues, drafting an in-depth policy paper, and giving work-out tips all in the same day!  Simply put, he is smart, hard-working, and gets things done.

But don't take our word for it about Sunil's skills.  Just ask organizations as wide-ranging as the Advancement Project, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, National Alliance of Public Charter Schools, Discovery Communications, Futures Without Violence, First Five LA, Committee for Education Funding, ADL, and the judicial and executive branch nominees whom he's helped get confirmed by the U.S. Senate. 

Sunil is a summa cum laude graduate of  the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Yale Law School.

Career Highlights

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary at the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 
  • Executive Director of the District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission
  • Senior Attorney United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Educational Opportunities Section