Samuel Bagenstos is a civil rights lawyer, professor, and currently the general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. His work focuses on voting rights, disability rights, and workers' rights. He teaches law at the University of Michigan.
Bagenstos was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division under Attorney General Eric Holder.
Bagenstos began his career in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in 1994. He served as Law Clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court. He went on to argue four U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Bagenstos has been a member of the faculty of Harvard Law School, and a visiting professor at UCLA School of Law and Michigan Law School. He was a professor of law and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at Washington University in St. Louis.
Bagenstos received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the Ninth Circuit.