Nathan Hochman Honored With the 2016 V. Judson Klein Award
The Taxation Section of the California State Bar is pleased to have presented the 2016 V. Judson Klein Award to Nathan Hochman, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Santa Monica, at the Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar and California Tax Policy Conference held on October 26 – 28, 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa in San Diego.
The V. Judson Klein Award is presented annually by the Taxation Section to a recipient who is recognized as having the character traits of V. Judson Klein. With respect to this award, the official statement of the Taxation Section reads:
Nathan Hochman practices complex civil and criminal litigation, with a focus on white collar criminal defense, tax controversy, securities, and environmental matters. He represents individuals and organizations involved as targets, subjects, or witnesses in state and federal criminal investigations and related grand jury and pre-trial proceedings, conducts internal investigations, and handles complex civil litigation, arbitrations, trials, and appeals.
Mr. Hochman was previously the Assistant Attorney General for US Department of Justice’s Tax Division. As head of the Tax Division, Nathan oversaw the nation’s largest tax litigation division with over 350 lawyers enforcing federal tax laws through criminal, civil, and appellate litigation in every federal district in the country. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Nathan was in private practice for 11 years in a boutique litigation firm, where he concentrated on representing individuals and organizations in tax controversy litigation, federal and state white collar criminal investigations and litigation, and complex civil litigation.