Nick Hodges represents corporations and their executives and directors in complex civil litigation. He has experience in a variety of matters, including trade secrets, securities fraud, products liability, antitrust, public nuisance, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), California's Unfair Competition Law (UCL), 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), health care laws, and state public nuisance laws.
Nick assists clients in many different industries, including health care, manufacturing, retail, and pharmaceutical benefits management. He has experience in all stages of litigation in federal and state courts, including trials, appeals, motion practice, mediations, and discovery. Nick also maintains an active pro bono practice.
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 Courts for the Southern and Central Districts 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)