Harriet Hoder



Harriet Hoder has a general litigation practice with a focus on complex commercial litigation and securities litigation. She has represented major investment banks and large corporations in state and federal court litigation. Ms. Hoder has been involved in briefing for matters involving a wide range of issues of both federal and state law, including contract, securities, immigration and criminal law.

Ms. Hoder also maintains an active pro bono practice. Most recently, she aided in the representation of a class of plaintiffs in an immigration matter before the United States Supreme Court.

Past Experience

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Hoder was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael A. Chagares of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and for the Honorable Nathaniel M. Gorton of the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

In 2009, Ms. Hoder was a legal intern with the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. While there, she assisted with a war crimes prosecution arising out of alleged violations of international criminal law. Also during law school, Ms. Hoder worked on special education, care and protection, and juvenile justice matters as an Equal Justice America Fellow at the Children’s Law Center.

Professional Activities

Ms. Hoder is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the US Supreme Court, the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the US Courts of Appeals for the First and Third Circuits. Ms. Hoder is also a member of the Boston Bar Association and the Women's Bar Association, and is a member of the WBA Amicus Committee.

Publications & News


April 20, 2015

Opportunities and Risks in Municipal Underwritings and Derivatives

An article by Benjamin Neaderland and Harriet Hoder, published in Bloomberg BNA's Securities Regulation & Law Report.

June 12, 2014

WilmerHale Participates in Annual Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K

On June 2, a team of 23 attorneys and staff from WilmerHale’s Boston office participated in the 7th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race and Summer Celebration, placing 10th overall among participating organizations.

May 30, 2013

WilmerHale Team Places First in Lawyers Have Heart Boston 5K for Second Consecutive Year

On May 28, a team of WilmerHale lawyers and staff participated in the 6th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 5K Road Race and Summer Celebration and placed first for the second consecutive year.

November 1, 2009

Supervising Cyberspace: A Simple Threshold for Public School Jurisdiction Over Students’ Online Activity

An article by Harriet Hoder published in the Boston College Law Review, vol 50, issue 5/11.


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JD, magna cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2010, Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review, Order of the Coif, First Place and Best Brief, Wendell F. Grimes Moot Court Competition

BA, summa cum laude, Tufts University, 2004

Bar Admissions


United States Supreme Court




The Hon. Michael A. Chagares, US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2011 - 2012

The Hon. Nathaniel M. Gorton, US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2010 - 2011

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