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NHTSA Leadership

Adam Raviv

Chief Counsel

Adam Raviv, NHTSA’s Chief Counsel, oversees legal services across the agency, including the agency’s statutory authorities. His office plays a critical role in advancing the agency’s safety mission, including enforcing vehicle safety standards, and overseeing investigations and litigation.

Raviv comes to NHTSA from the Department of Justice, where he served as senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the civil division. In that role, he was involved in the department’s major legislative and policy initiatives, and enforcement actions. He previously served as senior ethics counsel at the White House. Raviv was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and clerked for the Honorable Stanley Marcus on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Raviv received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University, a master’s degree in political studies from the University of Auckland and a law degree from Harvard Law School.