Nathan R. Hardy
Nathan Hardy has a background in government ethics law and considerable experience working with and advising government agencies, public officials and private clients on how to comply with California political law, including the Brown Act, Political Reform Act and rules governing conflicts of interest. Prior to joining Reed & Davidson, LLP, Mr. Hardy served as the Director of Policy for the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and as a member of President Obama’s reelection staff in Ohio. He has also been involved in various gubernatorial and state legislative races.
During law school, Nathan worked with nine other students to help research, draft, and advocate for the passage of a juvenile justice reform bill and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Margaret M. Morrow of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Nathan currently serves as Co-Chair of the University of Southern California (USC) Gould Alumni Association of Los Angeles and the American Constitution Society’s Los Angeles Lawyer Chapter. He also serves on the advisory council for East Los Angeles College’s Pathway to Law Transfer Program, which helps provide mentorship opportunities and resources to community college students interested in pursuing a career in law.
Nathan graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Letters from the University of Oklahoma (summa cum laude, 2008) and earned his J.D. from the USC Gould School of Law (2015), where he graduated with honors grades.