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Tuesday June 7, 2022 — California Primary Election

State of CaliforniaCandidate for Attorney General

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Nathan Hochman

General Counsel
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Prevent Crime
  • End the Opioid Epidemic
  • Tackle the Homelessness Problem



Profession:General Counsel
Partner & General Counsel, Ross LLP (2022–current)
Partner and General Counsel, Ellis George Cipollone O'Brien Annaguey LLP (2019–2022)
Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (2014–2019)
President, LA City Ethics Commission — Appointed position (2011–2016)
Partner, Bingham McCutchen LLP (2009–2014)
United States Assistant Attorney General, United States Department of Justice — Appointed position (2008–2009)
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorneys'​ Offices (1990–1997)


Stanford Juris Doctor, Law (1988)
Brown Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, History (1985)


After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University, earning his law degree from Stanford Law School, and clerking for a federal judge, Nathan served as an Assistant US Attorney for the Central District of California. Nathan prosecuted over a hundred cases, from going after corrupt government officials and tax evaders to narcotics traffickers and violent gang members. In the 1990s, when California was ravaged by fires, floods, and a massive earthquake, Nathan formed and spearheaded the Los Angeles Disaster Fraud Task Force— going after financial predators who stole relief dollars intended for those most in need. Leading 15 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, Nathan’s team brought over 70 prosecutions and recovered millions of dollars for victims. In the midst of the global financial crisis of 2008, Nathan once again answered the call to service and was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as an Assistant Attorney General of the United States overseeing the Department of Justice’s Tax Division. After unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, Nathan led a team of over 350 civil, criminal and appellate lawyers, bringing cases in all 50 states. When he returned to California, Nathan continued to fight against corruption as a Commissioner and President of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission— where he held city leaders accountable for their actions. Nathan is running for California Attorney General in 2022 to address rising crime, provide solutions to our homelessness crisis, and put an end to the fentanyl epidemic sweeping our communities.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $4,240,825

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Browne George Ross O'Brien Annaguey Ellis
Employees of Ezralow Company
Employees of Platinum Equity
Employees of Crown Associates Realty
Employees of Nadeau Corporation

More information about contributions

By State:

California 92.03%
Nevada 1.93%
Colorado 0.96%
Utah 0.83%
Other 4.26%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.89%)
Small contributions (0.11%)

By Type:

From organizations (11.83%)
From individuals (88.17%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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