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Craig A. Hoover

Washington, D.C.

Craig A. Hoover

Head of the firm's Global Class Action Group, Craig Hoover has successfully defended our clients in hundreds of class action cases in federal and state courts across the country. He is a member of the Hogan Lovells Global Board and a Litigation Practice Group leader.

Craig's practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation, and he currently serves as lead counsel in two 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," and the National Law Journal named Craig a "Winning Litigator" for his team's 2015 class action trial victory on behalf of a Fortune 50 company.

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, cyber attacks, 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.

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

Chambers USA

Representative experience

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

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 reparations under Alien Tort Statute for conduct during World War II.

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.

Lead counsel for global food company in class action brought under the Alien Tort Statute.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1983
  • Certificat de Scolarite, L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg, 1980
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Redlands, 1978


  • Board, Council for Court Excellence
  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • Virginia

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd 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


Litigation: General Commercial (District of Columbia)

Chambers USA


Healthcare: Health Insurers

Legal 500 US


Insurance: Advice to Insurers

Legal 500 US


Outstanding Health Care Litigators

Nightingale's Health Care News


"Winning Litigator"

The National Law Journal


Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers

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