Aaron Schuham is the Associate General Counsel for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Aaron has over 20 years’ experience in civil rights legal work.  He joined HHS in 2015.  Prior to serving in HHS, Aaron held numerous positions in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, including Chief of the Division’s Policy Section, Deputy Chief of the Employment Litigation Section and, earlier in his career, Senior Trial Attorney, also in the Employment Litigation Section.

He also served for several years in external civil rights community, as Legislative Director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.  Aaron is a graduate of Stanford Law School, as well as Brown University, where he majored in Applied Mathematics.  As Stanford, Aaron was an Associate Editor of the Stanford Law Review, and participated in a range of public interest legal activities.   He clerked for the Honorable Judith W. Rogers, on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

Aaron and his husband, Chris, have two children, both of whom they adopted at birth through open adoption processes.   Aaron believes deeply in open adoption, and is proud to serve C.A.S.E. on its Board.