Morgan D. Hodgson

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

Morgan D. Hodgson

Morgan D. Hodgson

Partner at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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Morgan Hodgson is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office, where she is a member of the Litigation Department. She practices in the areas of employment and employee benefits law.

Ms. Hodgson has more than 30 years of experience representing and advising employers with respect to employment law and employee benefit issues. In litigation, she represents employers both in jury and bench trials, including actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, ERISA, and actions alleging state statutory and common law claims. In the employment discrimination and employee benefits areas she has extensive experience with both individual and class claims and has litigated issues involving many forms of claims of discrimination, claims for plan benefits by contingent workers, fiduciary breach claims, and partial plan termination actions. She has also handled litigation involving employment and benefits-related contract claims, alleged unjust dismissal, whistleblower claims, and claims involving use of trade secrets and defamation actions.

Ms. Hodgson is active in federal and state trial and appellate courts throughout the country and has participated in several Supreme Court cases. She is experienced in the use of courtroom technology and the use of litigation support tools for trial preparation, and has chaired Steptoe’s Technology Committee since 1993.

Ms. Hodgson has an active employment law counseling practice and advises clients on such issues as compliance with EEO and affirmative action requirements, force reduction and early retirement programs, unjust dismissal law, employee handbooks and sexual harassment training and prevention programs.

Before joining Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Ms. Hodgson was a trial attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, 1973-75, and Assistant to the Director of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 1975-76.

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Education
J.D.
Class of 1973

Stanford began offering a curriculum in legal studies in 1893, when the university engaged its first two law professors. One was Benjamin Harrison, former President of the United States, who delivered a landmark series of lectures on the Constitution. The other was Nathan Abbott, who served as head of the nascent law program. Abbott assembled a small faculty to which he imparted a standard of rigor and excellence that endures to this day.In an effort to acknowledge the emerging professional nature of the department, Stanford's Board of Trustees passed a resolution in 1908 to substitute the term 'law school' for 'law department,' though technically the law program remained a department within the university.The law school was at the forefront of efforts to institute the California Bar exam, which was added to the requirements to practice law in California in 1919. The law school was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923, the year the ABA began certifying law schools.

A.B., Government, cum laude
Class of 1969

The oldest corporation in the Western Hemisphere is the Harvard Corporation, known formally as the President and Fellows of Harvard College. It is the smaller of Harvard’s two governing boards; the other is the Board of Overseers. Following are the members of the Harvard Corporation.

Career History
Partner
Current

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a national Energy law firm in the US with 14 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Texas and West Virginia.It is ranked by Energy Law 360 as the 12th largest energy firm in the nation with over 300 lawyers in 40 practice area.The firm offers legal services to energy producers throughout the US. The firm has particular strengths in energy law, labor and employment law and litigation and has been top-ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of Corporate & Commercial, Litigation& General Commercial, Real Estate, Natural Resources and Labor & Employment.The firm was also ranked in the 100 largest US practices in the areas of employment, energy, and insurance.

Assistant to the Director of Consumer Protection
1973 - 1976

Federal Trade Commission is a government organization whose main goals are to protect consumers and ensure a strong competitive market by enforcing a variety of consumer protection and antitrust laws. The organization provides services to prevent business practices that are anticompetitive, deceptive, and unfair to consumers. Federal Trade Commission was founded on September 26, 1914, and is based in Washington, D.C.

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Member, Technology Committee
1993 - ?

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC is a national Energy law firm in the US with 14 offices in Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Texas and West Virginia.It is ranked by Energy Law 360 as the 12th largest energy firm in the nation with over 300 lawyers in 40 practice area.The firm offers legal services to energy producers throughout the US. The firm has particular strengths in energy law, labor and employment law and litigation and has been top-ranked by Chambers USA in the areas of Corporate & Commercial, Litigation& General Commercial, Real Estate, Natural Resources and Labor & Employment.The firm was also ranked in the 100 largest US practices in the areas of employment, energy, and insurance.

Political Donations
$2,300
2008

Former President of United States

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

$250
2006

Senator from California

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