Nathalina A. Hudson is the Chief of Staff for the Attorney General’s Office. Prior to serving as Chief of Staff, she served as the Deputy Attorney General for the Criminal Enforcement Division where she oversaw eight criminal bureaus, the Investigations division and the Violence Prevention and Crime Victim Services division in the Attorney General’s office. Prior to joining the Attorney General’s office, Nathalina served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Financial Crimes Division in the Northern District of Illinois. During her eleven years in the United States Attorney’s office, she investigated and tried a wide range of federal crimes including fraud, financial theft, official misconduct, public corruption, health care fraud, and international drug trafficking. She also served on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois’ James B. Moran Re-entry Court Team, which assists ex-offenders in their efforts to become productive members of the community. Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office, Nathalina served as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago’s Police Policy division where she defended the city of Chicago in litigation alleging misconduct by members of the Chicago Police Department. Prior to joining the city’s law department, she was an associate in the commercial litigation group at Schiff Hardin LLP, where she handled complex contract disputes.
Prior to entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable William Terrell Hodges, United States District Court of the Middle District of Florida from 2001 to 2002.
During the summer of 1997, she studied at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University. She received her undergraduate degree (B.A., Political Science, class honors, 1998) from the University of Michigan. She is a 1998 CLEO fellow and received her law degree (J.D., 2001) from Duke University School of Law, where she was Chair of the Black Law Students Association’s Alumni Committee.