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Federal agency administrator

Arif Alikhan, Canadian federal agency administrator. Named one of Top 40 California Attorneys Under Age 40, Los Angeles Daily Journal/California Law Business, 1997.


Alikhan, Arif was born in 1968 in Canada.


Bachelor in Social Ecology, cum laude, University California, Irvine, 1990. Juris Doctor with honors, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.


Judicial law clerk to honorary Ronald Southwest Lew United States District Court (central district) California, Los Angeles. Associate Irell & Manella, Century City. Federal prosecutor, assistant United States attorney (central district) California United States Department Justice, Los Angeles, 1997—2005, senior advisor to attorney general Washington, 2005—2006.

Deputy mayor for homeland security & public safety City of Los Angeles, 2006—2009. Assistant secretary for policy development United States Department Homeland Security, Washington, since 2009. Service as Technology Reserve Police Officer, Newport Beach, California.

Adjunct professor University Southern California Gould School Law.