Nick Hodges represents corporations and their executives and directors in complex civil litigation as well as government investigations. He has experience in all stages of litigation and in a variety of matters, including antitrust, trade secrets, securities fraud, products liability, California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty. Nick also regularly defends clients in investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general involving possible violations of the False Claims Act (FCA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the health care laws.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Nick clerked in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. Before his clerkships he worked as a litigation associate in the Orange County office of an international law firm. Before law school he worked as an analyst at an international economics consulting firm.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Solving the Zero Problem: Marginal Analysis as a Second Best Alternative to Cost-Benefit Analysis, 27 Stan. L. & Pol'y Rev. 159, [viii] (2016)
Multi-Tiered Preemption: Regulating Fracking at the Federal, State, and Local Levels, 38 Environs: Envtl. L. & Pol'y J. 167, 190 (2015)
Accountable Care Organizations: Realigning the Incentive Problems in the U.S. Health Care System, 26 U. Fla. J.L. & Pub. Pol'y 99, 130 (2015)
- Yale University (J.D. 2015); Amherst College (B.A. summa cum laude 2011)
- California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
- Law Clerk to: Judge Richard R. Clifton, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2017-2018) and Judge Marilyn L. Huff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California (2016-2017)