Stacy R. Hovan


San Francisco
Business Phone: 415.477.5747
Business Fax: 415.477.5710


Stacy Hovan is Counsel in Troutman Sanders’ San Francisco office. Stacy’s practice involves complex business litigation, class actions (including consumer protection and privacy claims), intellectual property disputes and commercial arbitration.

Prior to joining Troutman, Stacy was a senior associate at Hogan Lovells, where she was the lead associate on a high-profile privacy class action representing a well-known mobile device company. She also prevailed at the pleadings stage and on class certification in multiple cases brought under California’s consumer protection laws. Before that, she was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where she practiced commercial litigation and arbitration, intellectual property litigation and class action litigation.

During law school, Stacy served as a senior production editor for the Hastings Law Journal. Stacy graduated magna cum laude (top 3%) and Order of the Coif from University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2010. She graduated cum laude (top 5%) from the University of Miami in 2004, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained denial of class certification in case alleging false advertising of mobile phone privacy and security features and invasion of users’ privacy. 
  • Obtained denial of class certification in case alleging violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law, Consumers Legal Remedies Act and false advertising law. 
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement of a class action asserting breach of warranty claims and violation of California consumer protection laws. 
  • Obtained dismissal on the pleadings of a lawsuit that sought to recover some of a venture fund’s proceeds from a successful investment.


Rankings and Recognition

  • Top Defense Results (Jones vs. ConAgra Foods), Daily Journal, 2015

Professional Experience

  • Counsel, Troutman Sanders, 2018-present 
  • Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US, LLP, 2012-2018 
  • Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, 2010-2012



  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Miami, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit