Los Angeles-based lawyer nominated as district U.S. attorney

President Joe Biden on Monday nominated E. Martin Estrada as U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, the most populous district in the country.

Estrada was an assistant U.S. attorney in the district from 2007 to 2014 and is now a Los Angeles-based partner at San Francisco-based Munger, Tolles, & Olson LLP, where he has practiced since 2014.

He represents major corporations and executives before both federal and state courts in cases ranging from product liability to government investigations and business disputes, according to the firm’s website.

If confirmed by the Senate, Estrada would lead a Los Angeles-centered district that covers seven counties with a population of 20 million people. He would be one of four U.S. attorneys overseeing California districts.

During his nearly 7 1/2 years as a federal prosecutor in the Central District, Estrada served as deputy chief of the Violent and Organized Crime Section and as the international organized crime coordinator in the Los Angeles office. According to his online profile, he prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases on charges ranging from bank fraud to murder, drug trafficking and child sexual exploitation.

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