Irv Nathan is the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. He was appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray in January, 2011 and unanimously confirmed by the D.C. City Council. The Attorney General is responsible for all of the law business of the District and for supervising all suits instituted by or against the District government. Previously, Mr. Nathan was the General Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives. Before that, Mr. Nathan was a senior litigation partner at the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter, where during his more than thirty years with the firm he at various times headed the white collar defense practice and the firm's pro bono practice. Earlier in his career, he was a senior official in the U.S. Department of Justice in the administrations of President Carter and Clinton. He has also served for a term as the vice chair of the D.C. Board of Professional Responsibility and has taught as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a graduate of the Columbia Law School (1967)and the John Hopkins University (1964). He is married to Dr. Judith Walter, an adjunct professor at the Catholic University School of social work.