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Abigail Hoverman, an Associate based in the firm’s Chicago office, is a member of the Special Matters and Government Investigation Practice.  She focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense, internal corporate investigations, and complex civil litigation in both federal and state courts.

Prior to joining King & Spalding, Ms. Hoverman served as a judicial law clerk in the Northern District of Illinois for the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen and was an associate at a mid-sized law firm in Chicago.  Ms. Hoverman is well-versed in all aspects of the litigation process, including discovery, depositions, witness preparation, motion practice, settlement negotiation, and mediation.  Her pro bono practice has focused on criminal defense of indigent defendants and the representation of unaccompanied minors seeking asylum. 

Ms. Hoverman received her law degree magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law with recognition for her commitment to public service.  While in law school, she was Online Managing Editor of the Northwestern University Law Review.  There, Ms. Hoverman also worked at the Center for Criminal Defense within the Bluhm Legal Clinic at Northwestern University, where she received invaluable in-court experience, including conducting direct witness examination in a criminal setting, as well as other aspects of jury trial and courtroom procedure involving pretrial motion practice, civil rights, and sentencing advocacy.  Ms. Hoverman graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and departmental honors from the University of Notre Dame.

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Credentials

B.A., University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Northwestern University, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Illinois

Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

French

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Article · Source: Northwestern University Law Review

February 1, 2017
Riley and Abandonment: Expanding Fourth Amendment Protection of Cell Phones

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Insights

Article · Source: Northwestern University Law Review

February 1, 2017
Riley and Abandonment: Expanding Fourth Amendment Protection of Cell Phones

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Credentials

B.A., University of Notre Dame, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

J.D., Northwestern University, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif

Illinois

Minnesota

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Law Clerk, Honorable Marvin E. Aspen, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

French