Seth Grossman previously served as Deputy General Counsel and Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) during the Obama Administration. At DHS, Grossman oversaw all significant litigation at the Department, supervised the DHS regulatory program, and served as a top advisor to the Secretary on matters related to immigration, civil rights and civil liberties, and privacy, among other issues. Grossman currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the President of the University of California. He clerked for Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Grossman received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from the Yale Law School, where he was a notes development editor of the Yale Law Journal and a Coker Fellow.