Steven A. Platt

Professorial Lecturer in Law



2000 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20052

Mr. Platt serves as a Senior Litigation Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where he litigates both affirmative and defensive national security and immigration issues in federal district courts and courts of appeals. In this role he has presented trainings on administrative law, national security issues, and appellate topics to the Departments of Justice, State, Defense, and Homeland Security. During Mr. Platt's tenure with the Department of Justice, he has earned an Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service and multiple Civil Division commendations. Before joining the Department, he clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri. Mr. Platt's scholarship has been published by and cited in numerous law journals, and his co-authored article Administrative Records and the Courts was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court by the partial concurrence/dissent in Department of Commerce v. New York (2019).

BA, University of Iowa; JD, University of Minnesota