Craig A. Hoover

Craig A. Hoover

Washington, D.C.

Email craig.hoover@​

Phone +1 202 637 5694

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"Clients describe Craig as 'a smart strategist who is great on paper and on his feet in the courtroom.'"

Chambers USA

Craig Hoover heads the firm's Global Class Action group and has successfully defended clients in hundreds of class action cases in federal and state courts across the country. He served as a member of the Hogan Lovells global board from 2010 to 2018.

Craig's practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation, and he has served as lead counsel in numerous major federal multidistrict litigation proceedings. Craig has a proven track record of winning class action cases at all stages: dismissal on the pleadings, denial of class certification, entry of summary judgment, and winning at trial.

Chambers USA describes Craig as "a smart strategist who is great on paper and on his feet in the courtroom," "a fantastic litigator," and "a true statesman." The National Law Journal named Craig a "Winning Litigator" for his team's class action trial victory on behalf of a Fortune 50 company. In 2017, Craig was named "Litigator of the Week" by The American Lawyer when the Connecticut Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that trial win.

Craig represents foreign governments in suits filed against them in U.S. courts, as well as global companies who are sued in the U.S. under the Alien Tort Statute. He also defends litigation involving antitrust, privacy, cybersecurity, RICO, ERISA, false advertising, unfair competition, insurance, deceptive trade practices, and other general commercial matters.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Craig served as a law clerk to The Honorable Robert J. Kelleher of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and was an editor of the Duke Law Journal.

Awards and recognitions

April 2017

Litigator of the Week
The American Lawyer


Litigation: General Commercial (District of Columbia)
Chambers USA

2016-2017, 2019

Healthcare: Health Insurers
Legal 500 US


Insurance: Advice to Insurers
Legal 500 US


"Winning Litigator"
The National Law Journal

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983

Certificat de Scolarite, L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, 1980

B.A., University of Redlands, magna cum laude, 1978


Board, Council for Court Excellence

Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia



Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

U.S. Supreme Court

Representative experience

Won defense judgment in class action trial for mutual insurance company sued by state employees who claimed entitlement to proceeds from demutualization (affirmed on appeal).

Defeated class certification in multidistrict class action challenging health insurer's reimbursement for out-of-network services.

Won dismissal of class action under Alien Tort Statute against global power company.

Represented global food company in multidistrict products liability and consumer products litigation involving industry-wide recall.

Won dismissal of class action suit against foreign government seeking World War II reparations under Alien Tort Statute.

Obtained reversal of class certification in State Supreme Court in suit against health insurer by physicians alleging fraud and breach of contract.

Won summary judgment for mutual insurance company in class action brought by city employees over payment of demutualization proceeds to city.

Lead counsel for leading healthcare company in multidistrict class action litigation regarding cyber attack.

Won dismissal of global food company in class action brought under the Alien Tort Statute.

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