Nathan Hochman Candidate for L.A. County District Attorney

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Hochman graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and earned his law degree from Stanford Law School. He clerked for a federal judge in Los Angeles before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California. In that capacity, Hochman prosecuted more than one hundred cases, ranging from narcotics trafficking and violent gang crimes to public corruption, money laundering, and environmental crimes.

In 2008, Hochman was appointed by the President and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Attorney General overseeing the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, where he led over 350 attorneys. He has been one of the nation’s leading criminal justice and tax lawyers for the past two decades.

Former three-term Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley strongly echoed Hochman, stating, “I have known and worked with Nathan Hochman for many years and, without question, he is the most qualified and experienced candidate to be the next Los Angeles County District Attorney. Nathan has a deep respect for the law, an unparalleled record of accomplishments, and has a unique understanding of the complexities of criminal justice in a major urban setting. His irreplaceable expertise makes him the best candidate in this race, and Los Angeles County residents clearly agree.”