Kevin Hodges, Williams & Connolly’s Managing Partner, has diverse experience in complex litigation matters.  Illustrative of his practice, Kevin has represented large accounting firms in cases arising from tax, audit, and securities matters; leading law firms and their attorneys in professional malpractice cases; and financial services institutions in federal and state court commercial and class action litigation.  Kevin has also represented federal contractors before United States District Courts, the Court of Federal Claims, and various federal agencies on issues as wide-ranging as The False Claims Act and other federal statutes, procurement-integrity laws, suspension and debarment proceedings, protests, and subcontractor disputes. 

In addition to his trial experience, Kevin has extensive arbitration experience in corporate and professional liability cases.  Over the course of his career, he also has represented companies in numerous internal and government investigations and negotiations with government authorities. 

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Kevin grew up in Coventry, Rhode Island.  He received his Sc.B. in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University in 1986 and his J.D., magna cum laude, in 1990 from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Senior Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal.  He clerked for Judge Thomas A. Flannery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, then joined Williams & Connolly in 1991.

In addition to his role on the firm’s Executive Committee, Kevin also serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Government Contracts practice group.  Previously, he spent seven years on the firm’s Hiring Committee, first as its Vice-Chair (2008 to 2010) and then as its Chair (2010 to 2012).

Kevin is recommended for Government Contracts in the 2015 edition of The Legal 500.  He also was recognized in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Benchmark Litigation as a local “Litigation Star” in the area of General Commercial Litigation.

Kevin currently sits on the Board of Visitors for Georgetown Law School as well as on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Rules Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a Big 4 accounting firm in arbitrations and court proceedings in professional liability matters related to tax shelter transactions
  • Defended one of the world’s largest law firms in a malpractice action related to its representation of a client in multiple antitrust matters
  • Represented a global financial institution in a series of RMBS-related litigations arising from its role as a Trustee
  • Represented British Petroleum in multi-district litigation proceedings arising out of the Deepwater Horizon spill
  • Trial counsel for State Attorneys General in landmark antitrust trial against Microsoft
  • Represented major defense contractor in investigation and suspension and debarment proceedings
  • Represented accounting and law firms in professional liability actions by bankruptcy trustees asserted on behalf of former corporate clients
  • Represented board member of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority challenging attempt to remove him by the Governor of Virginia
  • Represented Fortune  500 company in False Claims Act matters involving General Services Administration contracts
  • Counseled and represented financial services executives in a number of disputes and litigations with their firms
  • Counseled lawyers and law firms on matters involving professional liability, partnership departures, and regulatory issues

Education

Recognitions

AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

“Local Litigation Star” in general commercial litigation, Benchmark Litigation, 2016-2019

Recommended for Government Contracts, Legal 500 (2015)

Admissions

Government Service

Law Clerk, Judge Thomas A. Flannery, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1990-1991

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