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Stacy Hovan

Senior Associate
Silicon Valley

Stacy Hovan

Stacy Hovan's practice involves complex commercial litigation, with a particular focus on class actions brought under California's consumer protection laws. She also has experience involving Intellectual Property disputes and commercial arbitration. Stacy frequently defends food companies against consumer class actions filed in California and other courts.

In 2015, Stacy was recognized by the Daily Journal in their "Top Defense Results" for the Jones et al. v. ConAgra Foods, Inc. verdict. That verdict denied class certification in a case alleging violation of California's unfair competition law, false advertising law, and the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Stacy was an associate at an international litigation firm where she concentrated on commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, and class actions. During law school, she served as a senior production editor for the Hastings Law Journal.

A Silicon Valley native, Stacy has litigated primarily in California state and federal courts.

Representative Experience

Obtained a denial of class certification in cases alleging violation of California consumer protection laws.

Obtained a favorable settlement of class actions alleging breach of warranty claims and violation of California consumer protection laws.

Obtained primary jurisdiction stay of class action in case alleging violation of California consumer protection laws premised on FDA regulations.

Obtained dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to recover some of a venture fund client?s proceeds from a successful investment.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Thurston Society, University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2010
  • B.S. and B.A., cum laude, Golden Key Honor Society, University of Miami, 2004

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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