About KC

KC Hovda practices in the firm’s Litigation group and advises clients in a variety of litigation matters. Her experience includes legal research and writing with an emphasis on appellate writing.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, KC was a judicial clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Tallman, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington (2015-2016). She also worked as a summer associate at Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon, (2014) and as a summer intern for Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley LLP in Boise, Idaho (2013). During law school, KC worked as a legal research and writing teaching assistant, taught an LSAT prep course, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review.

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  • Successfully defended summary judgment dismissal of claims involving trademark infringement and false advertising under the Lanham Act in the District Court and on appeal. 
  • Argued on appeal and successfully obtained appellate decision granting summary judgment dismissal of all claims against lender under Washington state statutes related to foreclosure and extinguishment of a Deed of Trust. 
  • Successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of lender and servicer in action brought by borrower based on alleged violations of Washington’s Deed of Trust Act and Consumer Protection Act.
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Honors & Activities

  • University of Idaho College of Law Faculty Award of Legal Achievement
  • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence
  • Idaho State University Outstanding Student Award for the College of Arts and Letters
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Bruce Rubin and KC Harding, “In-House Attorney-Client Privilege in the Wake of Crimson Trace,” ABA Corporate Counsel Newsletter, Summer 2014

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