Trump Nominates Patrick Hovakimian to Serve in Justice Department

President Tump appoints Patrick Hovakimian to serve in Justice Department

President Tump appoints Patrick Hovakimian to serve in Justice Department

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has nominated Patrick Hovakimian to serve as a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the Justice Department, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring September 30, 2020.

As the release issued by the White House reads, the nomination comes as part of key additions administration posts.

To note, Patrick Hovakimian serves as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, where he investigates and prosecutes public corruption and white-collar crime. Previously, he practiced law with the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, and clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. He holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where he studied as a Truman Scholar and was a member of the Stanford Law Review; a Master of Philosophy from Oxford, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar; and a Bachelor of Arts, conferred summa cum laude, from Occidental College. Mayor Kevin Faulconer appointed him to the Human Relations Commission in 2016.


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  1. Peter M. said:

    Very impressive academic background and professional career. Hovakimian should be at the top of the list of role models Armenian kids need to hear about, indepth. Young people need to hear the answers to: How do you get into those schools? What is summa cum laude? What’s a Marshall Scholar and how can I be one? Is Law Review attainable for me? Less important question: Where is the best place to lease a BMW? — Hovakimian is the kind of “Top One-Percenter” children should emulate.

  2. Arthur Minassian said:

    Way to go Patrick! Make all Armenians as proud as you’ve made your family!