Derek T. Ho litigates high-stakes commercial cases with often billions of dollars at stake. He has helped clients obtain billions of dollars through trial or settlement. As both an experienced trial litigator and a seasoned appellate lawyer, Mr. Ho represents plaintiffs and defendants in all phases of litigation.
While maintaining a broad commercial litigation practice, Mr. Ho has particularly deep experience in antitrust litigation, complex litigation (class actions and MDL proceedings), and False Claims Act litigation. In addition to securing substantial victories for his clients, his cases have established important legal precedents in those areas.
Mr. Ho has also has extensive experience representing litigation finance firms, having represented major players in that industry since its inception. Mr. Ho’s successful representations include seminal cases establishing the legality of litigation funding arrangements and the protection of litigation funding agreements and communications from discovery. Mr. Ho has served as lead appellate counsel in cases in nine federal circuits, as well as in several state appellate courts. He has been the principal drafter of more than 25 merits and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Ho maintains an active pro bono practice focused on civil rights litigation. 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 and the American Constitution Society.
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.