DOJ’s Patrick Hovakimian Nominated for National Intelligence General Counsel Post

Patrick Hovakimian, the associate deputy attorney general at the Department of Justice (DOJ), has received President Trump’s nomination to become the Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s (ODNI) general counsel.

Hovakimian also concurrently serves as chief of staff to Jeffrey Rosen, DOJ’s deputy attorney general, the White House said Monday. The new nominee’s career includes six years of work with the Justice Department where he was the director of efforts on counter-transnational organized crime.

He also worked as an assistant attorney in California’s Southern District. His law practice includes work with firm Latham and Watkins and the U.S. Court of Appeals.