Arthur J. Ochoa is an accomplished executive, attorney and civic leader. As senior vice president of Advancement and chief advancement officer, he leads Cedars-Sinai's external relations, including community engagement, development and marketing/communications.
He joined Cedars-Sinai in 2001. Prior to that, Ochoa practiced transactional and tax law for individual, corporate and not-for-profit clients at O'Melveny & Myers LLP and Irell & Manella LLP. In his time between college and law school, Ochoa began his career as an advocate and policy analyst in Washington, DC.
Ochoa's civic leadership includes serving as board chair of Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is also board vice president of Marlborough School. Ochoa is a board member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, a board member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, a member of the Yale Law School Association's Executive Board, a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Tulane University’s School of Liberal Arts and an honorary trustee of the Mexican American Bar Foundation. He is a past board chair of Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, a past board president of the Center for Early Education and a past chairman of the Los Angeles County Bar Association Tax Exempt Organization Committee.
Ochoa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from the University of Southern California (cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and a Juris Doctor degree from Yale Law School.