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Sophie A. Hood

Associate

Sophie Hood handles complex litigation, regularly arguing in both federal and state court.  She has represented clients in civil and criminal cases involving intellectual property, fraud, breach of contract, antitrust, and securities disputes.  Ms. Hood also devotes her time to pro bono matters, including high-impact appellate cases. 

Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Hood was a fellow at the Information Law Institute of New York University, where she focused on privacy and technology. Before attending law school, Ms. Hood worked as an analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities division and as a research associate at Harvard Business School.  Ms. Hood speaks Spanish and grew up in San Francisco.

Sophie Hood handles complex litigation, regularly arguing in both federal and state court.  She has represented clients in civil and criminal cases involving intellectual property, fraud, breach of contract, antitrust, and securities disputes.  Ms. Hood also devotes her time to pro bono matters, including high-impact appellate cases. 

Prior to joining Keker, Van Nest & Peters, Ms. Hood was a fellow at the Information Law Institute of New York University, where she focused on privacy and technology. Before attending law school, Ms. Hood worked as an analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Securities division and as a research associate at Harvard Business School.  Ms. Hood speaks Spanish and grew up in San Francisco.

Court Grants Statewide Preliminary Injunction Challenging Trump's Changes to Title X

April 26, 2019

On April 26 District Court Judge Edward Chen granted a statewide preliminary injunction in Essential Access Health v. Azar, et al., a lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s sweeping changes to the federal Title X family planning program. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Files Preliminary Injunction Motion to Block the Trump Administration’s New Title X Family Planning Program Rules

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Representing Essential Access Health and Dr. Melissa Marshall, Keker, Van Nest & Peters filed a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from enforcing sweeping changes to the Title X Family Planning Program. Read more

Keker, Van Nest & Peters Challenges Trump Administration's Harmful Changes to Title X Family Planning Program on behalf of Essential Access Health and Dr. Melissa Marshall

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Following the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ finalization of sweeping changes to the Title X Family Planning Program, Keker, Van Nest & Peters has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Essential Access Health and Dr. Melissa Marshall, a family medicine doctor practicing at a Title X-funded health center in Yolo County, California. Read more

Claim Order Nixes Part Of Prolifiq Patents As Indefinite

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Gene Paige, Christa Anderson and their KVN team convinced a federal judge to invalidate patents as indefinite because they do not provide information about what falls outside the claims. Read more