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J. Nicholas Hoover


J. Nicholas Hoover

Nick Hoover advises clients on corporate, securities, and technology-related matters. His transactional experience includes mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, debt and equity financings, and technology transactions. Nick also counsels clients on governance matters and compliance with securities laws. He works closely with clients in the healthcare, technology, media, and aerospace industries.

Before becoming a lawyer, Nick worked as a reporter for an information technology newsmagazine and website, reporting on business and government use of information technology, particularly in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud computing, social media, and computer networking.

Nick worked full time during law school and was honored with the University of Maryland’s Larry P. Shoda award for scholastic excellence and special commitment required of evening students. As a student, he was the executive articles editor for the Journal of Business and Technology Law. He also published articles in legal journals on the application of privacy regulations to businesses' use of cloud computing and on Clean Air Act regulation of animal agriculture.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, University of Maryland School of Law, 2013
  • M.A., American University, 2005
  • B.A., McDaniel College, 2003


  • Member, Maryland Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Maryland

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Can't You Smell that Smell: Clean Air Act Fixes for Factory Farm Air Pollution

6 Stanford Journal of Animal Law & Policy 1

Published Works

Compliance in the Ether: Cloud Computing, Data Security, and the Law

8 Journal of Business & Technology Law 255
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