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Sheng Li

Litigation Counsel

Sheng Li is Litigation Counsel for the New Civil Liberties Alliance. Prior to joining NCLA, Sheng served as Counselor to the Administrator of Wage and Hour at the U.S. Department of Labor. In that role, he led numerous efforts to remove or simplify unduly burdensome regulations. He has also worked in the private sector as a litigation associate at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and at Kirkland & Ellis.

Sheng is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Yale Law School, where he was managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. After graduating law school, Sheng served as law clerk to the Hon. Danny J. Boggs on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Sheng enjoys biking, playing ultimate frisbee, and spending time with his wife and two cats.

NCLA’s Hat Trick Against Transportation Department Provides Roadmap for Others

By: Sheng Li December 22, 2023
NCLA lawsuits have forced the Department of Transportation to abandon an abusive administrative enforcement action against a small family-owned business for the third time this year. These cases provide a roadmap for others to follow when DOT drags them into illegitimate administrative proceedings. All three NCLA cases challenged in federal court the constitutionality of DOT’s…

Court’s Student-Loan Decision Is Not Legally Controversial

By: Sheng Li July 11, 2023
The Supreme Court typically waits until the end of a term before releasing its most impactful and controversial decisions. This term’s final decision was Biden v. Nebraska, which held that President Biden lacks authority to spend half a trillion dollars to cancel federal student-loan debt. The decision was undoubtedly impactful — it stopped a program that…

The Student-Loan Suspension Is Also Illegal

By: Sheng Li April 15, 2023
The Biden administration’s attempt to forgive $400 billion in outstanding student loan debt through administrative fiat has come under richly deserved fire, with its fate now in the hands of the Supreme Court. But an equally unlawful companion giveaway has thus far avoided much controversy. That giveaway, which began under the Trump administration and has…
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