Nicholas Ganjei

Position: Chief Counsel

Organization: U.S. Senator Ted Cruz

Nicholas (Nick) Ganjei currently serves as Chief Counsel to U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, where he oversees all legal matters related to criminal justice, border security, judicial nominations, antitrust, and intellectual property. 

Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Nick was the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas where he served as the chief federal law enforcement officer for the district, which includes 43 counties, four million people, and stretches across 35,000 square miles from the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico.  In that role, Nick oversaw a staff of approximately 120 prosecutors, civil litigators, and support personnel across six division offices and was responsible for all federal criminal prosecutions and civil litigation involving the United States in the district. 

Prior to his time as Acting United States Attorney, Nick was a career federal prosecutor, investigating and prosecuting fraud, public corruption, organized crime, narcotics, and human trafficking cases.