Derek T. Ho

Partner, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel, & Frederick, PLLC

Derek Ho is a partner at Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel, & Frederick, PLLC. His litigation practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in high-stakes commercial cases. His litigation efforts have resulted in recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to individuals and businesses nationwide. Among other awards and recognition, Mr. Ho has been named repeatedly by Lawdragon as a Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer.

Mr. Ho has an active appellate and Supreme Court practice. He has been counsel in numerous Supreme Court cases, including cases involving union dues (Janus v. AFSCME (2018)); the scope of liability under the False Claims Act (Universal Health Services v. United States ex rel. Escobar (2016)); and the standards for class certification (Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo (2016) and Amgen, Inc. v. Connecticut Retirement Plans, (2013)).

Mr. Ho’s pro bono practice focuses on civil rights litigation. He has authored amicus briefs in numerous Supreme Court civil rights cases, including Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard (defending race conscious admissions in higher education); United States v. Texas, (defending the Obama Administration’s “DAPA Memo” from challenge under the APA); Gloucester County School Bd. v. G.G. (defending the Obama Administration’s policies on transgender students’ rights); and Shelby County v. Holder (defending the constitutionality of § 5 of the Voting Rights Act).

Prior to joining Kellogg Hansen, Mr. Ho clerked for Chief Judge Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, and Associate Justice David H. Souter, U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of The Roxbury Latin School and on the Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee on Civil Rights Under Law.

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