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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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United States

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLPcompares favorably with its competitors in this space’. The wide-ranging real estate practice acts for investors, developers, financers and property occupiers across the full gamut of real estate matters, including acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, financing, and property development, and the team also has a strong real estate litigation practice. The firm has been notably active in the retail, residential and hotels and hospitality sectors; notable highlights include advising General Electric on the sale of its $32bn global real estate debt and equity portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo, and acting as underwriters’ counsel in the $2.3bn IPO of Paramount Group, which owns a number of premier office buildings across the US. In the funds space, the firm has advised JBG Companies on its $600m formation of a private real estate investment fund (Fund VI), and has also acted for Hermes Investment Management on the launch of its $300m real estate income fund, which focuses on US East Coast properties. Mark Eagan heads the practice from New York and has significant expertise representing foreign and domestic banks as well as sovereign wealth funds and other lenders and investors. Bruce Parmley and David Bonser are the key figures in Washington DC; Parmley has extensive experience in the hotels and resorts sector, and Bonser heads the firm’s equity and debt capital markets group.

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United States: Antitrust

Cartel
Cartel - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s international platform makes it a strong choice for cartel investigations spanning the US, EU and places further afield. Its team includes San Franciso-based Megan Dixon, who was formerly a prosecutor at the DOJ (where she focused on international cartel cases). In addition, Kathryn Hellings acted as the assistant chief of the DOJ’s National Criminal Enforcement Section. Recently promoted partner Justin Bernick has experience in government antitrust investigations. Senior associate Daniel Shulak is another name to note in the group; his recent work spans areas such as generic pharmaceutical drugs, financial services and container shipping. Former FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez joined the firm in September 2017 and succeeds Janet McDavid as leader of the US team. Andrew J. Lee recently joined from Steptoe & Johnson LLP.

Leading lawyers

Kathryn Hellings - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Civil litigation/class actions: defense
Civil litigation/class actions: defense - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is sought after to defend companies against high-profile multibillion-dollar claims before federal and state courts nationwide. Its group includes Washington DC-based Justin Bernick, who is representing multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance plans in Re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation. Also located in Washington DC is Benjamin Holt, who is working with New York City practitioners Marc Gottridge, Dennis Tracey and senior associate DeNae Thomas to advise Société Générale on 30 individual and putative class actions arising from an alleged conspiracy among banks to manipulate the London Gold Fixing. Air Canada, American Express and United Healthcare are among other active clients. Edith Ramirez joined joined the Washington DC office from the FTC in 2017 to lead the US team, succeeding former head Janet McDavid. Since publication, Robert Robertson has moved to DLA Piper LLP (US).

Next generation lawyers

Justin Bernick - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Merger control
Merger control - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s US team undertakes matters on a standalone basis, and also works with non-US offices across the global network in complex multi-jurisdictional billion-dollar transactions. The group fields a number of seasoned practitioners in the merger control space, including Joseph Krauss, Janet McDavid and Robert Leibenluft (who focuses on the healthcare and life sciences sector). Leigh Oliver and senior associates Lauren Battaglia and Robert Baldwin are working with members of the London office to advise LabCorp on the antitrust aspects of its $1.2bn acquisition of UK-based Chiltern. In 2017, Oliver and others successfully defended Advocate Health Care Network against the FTC’s action to stop the client’s merger with NorthShore University HealthSystem. Logan Breed, Rachel Brandenburger in New York and Meghan Rissmiller are other recommended individuals. Edith Ramirez, who joined the firm in September 2017, succeeded McDavid as head of the US team. Named individuals are based in Washington DC, except where otherwise stated. Since publication, Robert Robertson has moved to DLA Piper LLP (US).

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United States: Dispute resolution

Appellate
Appellate: courts of appeals - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal) - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

‘Superb briefs and well-prepared oral arguments’ are Hogan Lovells US LLP’s forte. ‘Leading appellate lawyer of our time’ Neal Katyal maintains a ‘stellar reputation and credentials’; he presented his 35th US Supreme Court argument in Cyan v Beaver Country Employees Retirement Fund, a case concerning issues of state court jurisdiction over class actions alleging only Securities Act claims, where he is representing the petitioners. Also at the US Supreme Court, the ‘immensely impressive’ Cate Stetson argued for petitioners in Venezuela v Helmerich & Payne International, concerning the scope of the expropriation exception as defined by the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. Jessica Ellsworth is also recommended.

Leading lawyers

Neal Katyal - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to corporates - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense: advice to individuals - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP merged with Boston-based investigations and litigation firm, Collora in September 2017, adding a wealth of expertise in life sciences and healthcare work. In Washington DC, Peter Spivack and Katie Hellings are acting for Eletrobras in multi-jurisdictional internal investigation connected to federal investigations into the Operation Carwash scandal. New York-based Robert Buehler successfully represented the former chairman and CEO of Magyar Telekom, Elek Straub, in civil litigation launched by the SEC relating to an FCPA violation, leading to a settlement agreement. Also recommended are the New York-based James McGovern, who is ‘an experienced, skilled defense attorney’, and Robert Bennett in Washington DC, who has an exceptional track record in individual representations. Ty Cobb left in July 2017 to take up an appointment at the White House as Special Counsel to President Trump.

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General commercial disputes
General commercial disputes - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP excels in class actions and multidistrict litigation (MDL). For key client Anthem, the team secured a victory before the Connecticut Supreme Court in a class action trial in 2016; it also defended Anthem and its affiliates in a consolidated MDL arising out of a major cyberattack; Washington-DC based Craig Hoover and Desmond Hogan led on both cases. In a demonstration of its strong Latin America practice, the team was retained to represent IBM México in a $4.5bn dispute pending in the Southern District of New York against Iusacell; Daniel González and Richard Lorenzo are the lead partners. Houston-based Maria Wyckoff Boyce receives strong praise.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Praised for its national and international reach, Hogan Lovells US LLP is active in investor-state and commercial arbitrations across the oil and gas, construction, engineering, automotive, telecoms, technology, and financial services sectors, and has a particularly active Latin American and Middle East practice. Global head of international arbitration Daniel González and Richard Lorenzo in Miami are representing the Republic of Panama in several ICSID arbitrations, including defending the client against claims filed by a group of real estate investors from Costa Rica and the Netherlands alleging its investments were expropriated by Panama. In New York, Samaa Haridi is ‘a star practitioner’ and is representing Fluor in seeking the enforcement of an arbitral award in Dubai.

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International litigation
International litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is ‘very efficient, very responsive and very helpful with US law matters for foreign in-house lawyers’. New York-based Dennis Tracey III heads the firm’s Americas litigation group and last year he advised PricewaterhouseCoopers Bermuda on a series of cases arising from the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme, in which the company was accused of malpractice and negligence. Daniel González and Richard Lorenzo in Miami represented IBM México in litigation in the Southern District of New York arising from the premature termination of a services agreement by Iusacell. The firm’s track record of success for sovereign clients continued with Houston-based Bruce Oakley’s Supreme Court victory for the Republic of Venezuela arising from allegations that the country unlawfully expropriated drilling rigs owned by Helmerich & Payne.

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International trade
International trade - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The ‘exceptional’ team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has ‘deep industry knowledge’ and is ‘strong across the board’ of all facets of international trade work. Co-head Deen Kaplan is ‘always positive even in the face of adversity’ and is praised for his ‘ability to simplify complex legal issues to a business audience’. As well as his expertise in relation to cyber-related matters, Kaplan is viewed as ‘a very safe pair of hands’ at representing clients across a range of trade remedies matters; he continues to act for the government of Ontario in numerous major trade matters with the US including the long-running softwood lumber dispute and also acts for US Grains Council in several global trade disputes including in litigation brought by China. Co-head Beth Peters is also noted for her litigation expertise as well as her trade policy nous, which is informed by her ‘strong relationships with high officials in government’. Praised for his ‘very deep knowledge and expertise in trade controls’, Brian Curran excels at national security matters relating to export controls, economic sanctions and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews. Curran recently provided CFIUS advice to Delta ID on its potential sale to Sweden-based company Fingerprints Cards. The arrival in February 2017 of former Assistant Secretary at the Department of State, Andrew Keller, adds credibility to the firm’s sanctions and policy expertise in light of his central role at the government developing and shaping sanctions policies in relation to Cuba, Iran and Russia. Formerly a US trade representative (USTR) general counsel, Warren Maruyama is another member of the team with governmental experience and uses this to good effect on behalf of many global corporations seeking trade policy advice. Other recommended practitioners include the ‘very clear thinking’ AleksanderDukic, who excels at export controls and sanctions matters; the ‘very professional and thorough’ Craig Lewis; Stephen Propst, who has niche expertise advising satellite and telecoms clients on the specific controls applicable to these industries; the ‘very structured’ Robert Kyle; and T Clark Weymouth, who is ‘an excellent lawyer in financial and corporate matters’ and ‘has long experience in forensic due diligences’. The team is rounded out by the expertise of seasoned practitioners, Jeanne Archibald and Mark McConnell, who specialize in CFIUS and trade litigation work, respectively.

Leading lawyers

Beth Peters - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jeanne Archibald - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Mark McConnell - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Next generation lawyers

Brian Curran - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport
Product liability, mass tort and class action: automotive/transport - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Baltimore-based Lauren Colton heads the product liability practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP, which has significant experience handling class actions and MDLs in the automotive sector. In one recent highlight, Latane Montague led advice to Daimler Group on the high-profile product recall arising from Takata’s defective airbags. Together with Adam Kushner, Montague continues to represent Hyundai in its Clean Air Act settlement commitment. Jessica Ellsworth handles sector-related appellate work and Michael Kidney is another name to note.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)
Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco) - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’ product liability practice is headed by Lauren Colton in Baltimore and handles MDLs and class actions in a multitude of sectors, including food and beverage, technology, household electronics and appliances. In New York, Phoebe Wilkinson continues to act for longstanding client LG Electronics in a nationwide putative class action regarding the sale, marketing and quality of washing machines. For Hormel Food, Washington DC-based Desmond Hogan obtained complete dismissal of a class action complaint alleging false advertising. ConAgra, StarKist and Best Buy are also part of the firm’s client base. Maria Durant joined the Boston office in September 2017 in course of the firm’s combination with Collora LLP.

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Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense
Product liability, mass tort and class action: pharmaceuticals and medical devices - defense - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s product litigation practice is headed by Lauren Colton in Baltimore and advises manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals and medical devices industry on product liability lawsuits, MDLs and regulatory matters. Together with Minneapolis-based senior counsel Mitchell Zamoff, Colton successfully defended Medtronic in a lawsuit brought by Humana, alleging that the manufacturer had fraudulently manipulated medical literature regarding its Infuse bone graft device. In other work, the team continues to act as co-national coordinating counsel to Bristol-Myers Squibb in litigation concerning its antipsychotic Abilify. The firm’s client roster also includes Amgen, Zimmer and Baxter. In course of the September 2017 combination with Collora LLP, Maria Durant and Sara Silva joined the firm with a new Boston office. Rachael Bushey returned to Pepper Hamilton LLP in November 2017.

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United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt offerings
Capital markets: debt offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The ‘practical group’ at Hogan Lovells US LLP scores highly for its ‘immediate response times’, ‘tailor-made advice’ and ‘strong business acumen’. The issuer-side practice is a prominent player in regulated industry-related offerings and is particularly sought after by companies in the life sciences, communications and aerospace sectors. Key highlights include Eve Howard advising Apple on over $52bn of debt offerings during 2017, including a $10bn senior bond offering. On the life sciences side, Richard Parrino acted for UnitedHealth Group on around $6.8bn worth of public debt offerings. David Bonser heads the group and advised the underwriters on Hudson Pacific Properties’ $400m notes offering. The team also includes Stuart Stein and Northern Virginia-based ‘knowledgeable problem-solver’ Kevin Greenslade. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC, unless otherwise stated.

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Capital markets: equity offerings
Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to issuers - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Capital markets: equity offerings - advice to managers - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s capital markets team, which stands out for its ‘problem-solving approach’, leverages the firm’s global weight in regulated industries to specialize in representing clients in the healthcare, life sciences, financial services, TMT and aerospace and defense sectors. Notable examples include Philadelphia’s Steve Abrams assisting OptiNose with its $138m IPO, and Washington DC’s Richard Parrino advising Dell Technologies on the sale of $1.1bn of ‘tracked’ VMware stock in three transactions. Manager-side work is also becoming a more prominent feature of the practice and Washington DC-based department head David Bonser advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch, as the underwriter, on Hudson Pacific’s $653.6m public offering, while a New York team of Lewis Cohen and counsel David Tyler served as US counsel to the banks acting as Brazilian and international placement agents on a share offering by IRB Brasil Resseguros.

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Financial services regulation
Financial services regulation - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Led out of Washington DC by Richard Schaberg, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s five-partner team’s two-pronged regulatory offering focuses on regulatory compliance and regulatory-driven transactional work for regional and community banking entities, as well as advice to international financial institutions on their US operations. With banking share prices on the rise and with community banks looking to consolidate, M&A activity in the sector continues to pick up apace and the team has handled numerous mandates including Schaberg’s work for Sussex Bancorp on its $45.4m merger with Community Bank of Bergen County and for Bangor Bancorp MHC on its $45m acquisition of First Colebrook Bancorp and Granite Bank. In light of the low interest rate environment, the team has also been active advising entities as they seek to diversify product lines to gain greater profitability. In this regard, Schaberg has been advising Radius Bancorp on the regulatory issues associated with the development of new technology products and partnership agreements, and also acted for it on the acquisition of NewStar Financial’s equipment finance business. Leveraging the firm’s vast international network, the team regularly advises international financial services entities on their US-related activity. For example, it has been acting for Spanish banking group Santander on acquisitions it has made through its recently launched fintech fund, including its recent investment in Digital Asset Holdings. Stuart Stein and Gregory Parisi are also recommended.

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Project finance
Project finance: advice to lender - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Project finance: advice to sponsor - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has particular expertise in P3 projects and the practice continued to be highly active in this area in 2017. Miami-based practice head Jorge Diaz-Silveira and New York-based Mike Matheou acted for a joint venture partnership on its bid for the FargoMoorhead Flood Diversion project, and Matheou is also advising one of the teams bidding for the Gordie Howe International Bridge project. While the practice predominantly acts for the sponsors of infrastructure projects, it does also advise lenders and in one example Miami-based José Valdivia advised International Finance Corporation (IFC) and China-Mexico Fund on the $1.8bn financing of the construction of the Red Compartida wholesale shared mobile network in Mexico; and in the energy sector, Washington DC-based counsel Thomas Hechl assisted IFC, Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden and Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft with the financing of a large hydro project in Armenia. Other work includes Houston-based David Locascio advising ISA on its investment in the development of telecoms infrastructure in Colombia and Peru. Additional contacts include Denver-based Scot Anderson and Baltimore-based Brian Chappell. Ricardo Martinez joined the New York office from Haynes and Boone, L.L.P..

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Structured finance: derivatives and structured products
Structured finance: derivatives and structured products - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP attracts praise for providing ‘practical solutions to complex derivatives matters’. Headed by ‘consummate professionalEvan Koster, the derivatives group is particularly strong in Latin America-facing work; it has been involved in the creation of a number of cross-border trading platforms for South American financial institutions and acted for a government entity of a South American country in a unique, multi-asset repo transaction. The department has also acted for various US and European corporates and financial institutions in relation to physical commodity, and particularly energy derivative transactions.

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Structured finance: securitization
Structured finance: securitization - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

For some, Hogan Lovells US LLP is a market leader in securitizations emanating from emerging markets, particularly Latin America. Emil Arca advised El Salvadorian Banco Cuscatlán on the creation of a diversified payment rights securitization program. Similarly, Arca acted for National Commercial Bank Jamaica in connection with its securitization of Visa-MasterCard merchant voucher receivables generated in Jamaica from international cardholders. Peter Humphreys advised T-Mobile on a private issuance secured by handset receivables and structured for different accounting treatments for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) on the one hand, and sales tax on the other hand. Lewis Cohen is another contact in the department.

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United States: Government

Government contracts
Government contracts - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Housing ‘a deep bench of attorneys’, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘excellent’ government contracts practice assists clients across a wide range of industries, with notable expertise in the healthcare, aerospace, defense, technology and education sectors. In the healthcare area, the group defended Optum Healthcare against a bid protest brought by Leidos concerning the award of a $200m Defense Health Agency contract to provide global nurse advice line services. On the aerospace and defense side, Michael Mason defended GE Inspection Technologies in a bid protest filed by Olympus America challenging the US Air Force’s award to the client of a five-year contract for the supply of borescopes. In another matter, the team represents VITA in litigation against Northrop Grumman over performance of a $2.4bn contract concerning the management of state-wide information technology resources. Michael Vernick, who is well known for advising leading universities on grant-related investigations and federal research matters, recently took over the practice lead from senior counsel Thomas McGovern, who remains active. Other key names include Michael McGill, Joy Sturm and Agnes Dover.

Leading lawyers

Thomas McGovern - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Government relations
Government relations - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The ‘extremely responsive’ government relations team at Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a workload dominated by tax, healthcare and financial services matters; aviation policy and international trade cases are other areas of expertise. A substantial amount of the group’s recent work was focused on advocating policy positions in the ongoing tax reform debate, particularly for multinational companies, including American Gaming Association and Xcel Energy. Aviation law expert Lisa Ellman leads the advice to Commercial Drone Alliance pertaining to advocating the continuing development of the commercial drone industry. In another matter, the team is assisting several energy companies with obtaining federal approval to export liquefied natural gas from the US to countries such as China, Taiwan and the Philippines. Of counsel Norman Coleman leads the team, which includes sanctions law expert Robert Kyle and former senior advisor in the US House of Representatives Aaron Cutler. In 2017 Ivan Zapien, former member of the Democratic National Committee, joined the firm. Julie Brill left to join Microsoft.

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United States: Industry focus

Energy litigation: oil and gas
Energy litigation: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP fields a cross-disciplinary team that combines regulatory and litigation expertise to represent clients before state and federal courts as well as in arbitration proceedings. In recent highlight work, the group acted on behalf of Eni in an alleged breach of a drilling contract case against Transocean, defended PDC Energy in several royalty cases and assisted CITGO, both as plaintiff and defendant, with various tort, contract and environmental claims. Another key client is Dominion Energy; a recent matter saw the group challenging a FERC decision enabling ACP and Mountain Valley Pipeline to take land for the construction of a pipeline. Maria Wyckoff Boyce heads the team.

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Energy regulatory: conventional power
Energy regulatory: conventional power - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s conventional power practice works closely with the firm’s transactional and litigation teams and is particularly strong in compliance and enforcement matters before the FERC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Head of Electricity John Lilyestrom is assisting Las Vegas Sands with a regulatory proceeding hearing before the Nevada Public Utilities Commission in order to replace its current utility electric supplier and is advising Big Rivers Electric on various regulatory matters, including annual electric transmission formula rate update filings at the FERC. Another mandate saw the team representing Harbert Power Fund in regulatory FERC proceedings related to its acquisition of twelve electric generation facilities. The group also counts Eversource Energy, Dominion and Edison International among its clients.

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Energy regulatory: oil and gas
Energy regulatory: oil and gas - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP fields a ‘smart and professional’ team that handles oil and gas work, including FERC and CFTC compliance advice, rate cases and energy infrastructure projects. Key areas of expertise are natural gas pipeline regulatory work and LNG export projects; Christopher Schindler is assisting G2 LNG with all regulatory proceedings, including FERC authorization and DOE export authorization, related to the development of a LNG export facility on the Calcasieu River Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Department lead Stefan Krantz advised UGI Sunbury on transactional and regulatory matters regarding its new greenfield interstate natural gas pipeline and is additionally handling a rate case on behalf of Great Lakes Gas Transmission before the FERC. Notable clients include Dominion Resources and Chevron.

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Energy transactions: oil and gas
Energy transactions: oil and gas - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s team is now led by Houston-based midstream specialist Greg Hill, who joined from Locke Lord LLP; Hill advised American Midstream on its $2bn acquisition of JP Energy. The practice has a strong reputation in the LNG sector, where it acts for clients such as Venture Global LNG on financings and M&A. Other names to note include Denver-based Scot Anderson and Washington DC-based Keith Larson.

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Energy: renewable/alternative
Energy: renewable/alternative - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP was active on a range of international mandates including Miami-based Jorge Diaz-Silveira assisting Corporación Multi-Inversiones group with the $1.1bn purchase of wind and solar facilities located in Costa Rica, Honduras, and Nicaragua.

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Environment: litigation
Environment: litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘lawyers have great relationships with government agencies that prove extremely beneficial’. The practice has significant expertise in disputes involving the CAA; CERCLA; protected species; and hazardous waste. The team acted for Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) before the Department of Justice (DOJ) and EPA in multiple, inter-related matters, including PREPA’s alleged non-compliance with EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards; it also assisted American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers in litigation against Union Pacific Railroad over its empty charge tariff. Adam Kushner and Denver-based Scott Reisch head the department. James Banks, who assists with challenging issues involving water pollution, endangered species and project permitting, ‘provides excellent strategic advice’; Joanne Rotondi is ‘an outstanding performer’; Dan Dunn in Denver is also highly rated; and Hilary Tompkins, a former DOI solicitor, represents a key recent hiring. All individuals named are in Washington DC, except where otherwise mentioned. Justin Savage joined Sidley Austin LLP.

Leading lawyers

James Banks - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Environment: transactional
Environment: transactional - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has expertise in Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste, contamination, and methane issues. Transactional highlights include acting for Ecosystems Investment Partners in the development of environmental mitigation banks nationwide. Washington DC-based Adam Kushner and Denver’s Scott Reisch are names to note.

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Healthcare: health insurers
Healthcare: health insurers - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Under the leadership of Sheree Kanner, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s Washington DC-based department is recognized for its expertise in managed care health plans, fraud and abuse cases, healthcare litigation, policy work and data privacy issues. Kanner regularly litigates Medicare and Medicaid disputes, while Robert Leibenluft is ‘a leading antitrust lawyer’, Ronald Wisor handles regulatory compliance mandates and Miami-based Craig Smith focuses on Medicaid work. Highlights included advising Anthem on an investigation and breach notification following a substantial cyber attack, representing multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield companies in a multidistrict antitrust litigation alleging the client’s license agreements violate federal antitrust laws, and defending Sunshine State Health Plan in litigation against MedOptions relating to unpaid claims. Health Net, Molina Healthcare and Molina Healthcare of Florida are also clients.

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Healthcare: life sciences
Healthcare: life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Considered among the ‘go-to’ firms in the industry, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s practice excels in handling regulatory and corporate transactions, as well as IP matters. The practice’s litigation expertise was strengthened following the firm’s merger with Collora. In Baltimore, global chair Asher Rubin led advice to Pfizer as an investor in the SpringWorks Therapeutics venture regarding the development of new healthcare projects. In New York, the well-regarded Adam Golden has been advising Valeant Pharmaceuticals on all aspects of the $820m sale of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals to Sanpower Group. In Washington DC, regulatory experts Philip Katz and James Johnson have been assisting Chinese pharmaceutical manufacturer Hisun Pharmaceuticals with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and compliance issues. Other names to note are David Fox in Washington DC, as well as Janice Hogan and Susan Lee in Philadelphia. The practice was significantly strengthened by the arrival of former Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP M&A lawyers Keith Flaum, Richard Climan and Jane Ross in Silicon Valley, as well as technology expert John Brockland in San Francisco. Jason Hadges, David Horowitz, Edith Ramirez and Patricia Shrader joined the Washington DC office from the DEA, HHS, FTC and Medtronic, respectively. Jennifer Henderson and Christopher Schott were promoted to partner in Washington DC, while Michael Szlamkowicz was promoted to partner in New York. Washington DC-based Kristin Duggan is now of counsel. Anishiya Abrol is also a name to note in Washington DC.

Leading lawyers

Adam Golden - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Asher Rubin - Hogan Lovells US LLP

David Fox - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Next generation lawyers

Anishiya Abrol - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Susan Lee - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Healthcare: service providers
Healthcare: service providers - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is recognized for its transactional expertise; recent mandates include advising the State University of New York on its acquisition of Southampton Hospital and Eastern Long Island Hospital, assisting University of Wisconsin Health with its joint operating agreements and partnership with UnityPoint Health - Meriter, and acting for UCSF Health on its formal affiliation with Dignity Health. The team also handles privacy matters, policy issues, Medicare and Medicaid claims and antitrust work; it represented the American Hospital Association (AHA) in a challenge relating to delays in Medicare claim appeal decisions and advised the Association of Community Cancer Centers on policy, coverage and reimbursement issues. Sheree Kanner leads the Washington DC-based team, which also fields New York-based transactional specialist Jeffrey Schneider, Washington DC-based Clifford Stromberg and False Claims Act expert Jonathan Diesenhaus. The practice was further bolstered by the firm’s merger with Boston firm Collora, which added additional specialists in the healthcare and life sciences sector.

Leading lawyers

Clifford Stromberg - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Jonathan Diesenhaus - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Insurance: advice to insurers
Insurance: advice to insurers - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has ‘deep industry knowledge and business acumen’ and is praised for its international reach, its contentious insurance and reinsurance expertise, and particularly stands out for its experience in cyber-liability mandates, as well as its track record in regulatory and insurance rates mandates. Craig Hoover and E. Desmond Hogan in Washington DC represented Anthem in nationwide class actions brought in relation to a cyberattack on its data systems. Vanessa Wells in Silicon Valley is representing insurance trade associations (including Association of California Insurance Companies) in an action brought by Mercury Casualty Company challenging a rate order issued by the California Insurance Commissioner. Philadelphia-based David Newmann is a ‘great adviser’, who ‘provides balanced legal advice, considers business needs, as well as the regulatory and litigation environment’, and heads the team with David Hensler in Washington DC, where Ellen Swennes Kennedy is also based. Mark Goodman left the firm in March 2018 for Baker McKenzie LLP and Sean Keely left the firm to join Freeborn & Peters LLP.

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Transport: aviation and air travel - regulation
Transport: aviation and air travel - regulation - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Exceedingly knowledgeable’ and ‘unfailingly responsive’, the team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has ‘set a high standard’ for all-round legal advice and client service in the aviation sector. The group provides comprehensive regulatory advice to a variety of market participants and is among the leading firms advising on nascent areas such as UAS. Robert Cohn and counsel Patrick Rizzi assisted Aeroméxico with obtaining DOT antitrust immunity in relation to the airline’s alliance with Delta Air Lines. Lisa Ellman is advising household-name clients such as Turner Broadcasting on regulatory and policy developments affecting its UAS operations, while Ted Ellett is assisting Kitty Hawk Corporation with the regulatory aspects of its development of vertical take-off and landing aircraft.

Leading lawyers

Lisa Ellman - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Transport: rail and road - litigation
Transport: rail and road - litigation - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has considerable strength in auto franchise disputes and regularly defends auto manufacturers and trucking companies in major class actions, including product liability and antitrust claims. New York-based Carl Chiappa is defending Kia Motors America in multiple actions filed by terminated auto dealers. In the Los Angeles office, Colm Moran is defending Jaguar Land Rover North America (JLRNA) in a claim brought by California New Car Dealer Association concerning JLRNA’s export policy. In the rail space, Washington DC-based Adam Kushner and Cate Stetson represent American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers in litigation against Union Pacific. Michael Kidney focuses on consumer class actions and product liability. Justin Savage joined Sidley Austin LLP.

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Transport: rail and road - regulation
Transport: rail and road - regulation - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The team at Hogan Lovells US LLP handles safety and emissions compliance and regulatory litigation for household-name auto and trucking companies and industry associations, and has been at the legal forefront of the incipient driverless and connected car revolution. Latane Montague is advising Daimler Group in relation to the Takata airbag recall, which is the largest recall ever initiated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In the rail space, Montague acts for Railway Supply Institute in engagements with US and Canadian regulators regarding tank car standards for the transportation of hazardous materials. The team has particular expertise in data security and privacy issues arising from the development of connected cars, and Tim Tobin and Ari Fitzgerald provide a host of ongoing regulatory advice to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

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United States: Intellectual property

Copyright
Copyright - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The ‘excellentHogan Lovells US LLP has notable expertise in media- and technology-related copyright matters, although it also works with clients in the entertainment industry. The team represents both traditional and new media clients in copyright litigation. Recent work includes defending Walt Disney, Marvel Entertainment, Paramount Pictures and others in a claim brought by Horizon Comics alleging copyright infringement pertaining to designs used in the film Iron Man. It also counsels Fox News on various aspects of its copyright portfolios. Dori Hanswirth and Theresa House moved to Arnold & Porter in February 2018.

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Patent litigation: full coverage
Patent litigation: full coverage - ranked: tier 6

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP excels in large cross-border patent disputes and combines deep PTAB expertise, including the rare derivation proceedings, with a strong appellate practice and an impressive track record in district court litigation. Active across a vast spectrum of technologies and in the life sciences sector, the team of Washington DC practice head Celine Jimenez Crowson recently represented PPG Industries in multi-patent competitor litigation against Valspar regarding interior spray coatings for beverage cans. San Francisco’s Christian Mammen and New York’s Arlene Chow represented BASF in a declaratory judgment action involving patents on genetically modified fatty acids. Other clients include Merck, Amgen and T-Mobile.

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Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)
Leading lawyers

Julia Anne Matheson - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)
Private equity funds (including venture capital) - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s growing team handles various fund formation matters, including more complex fund structures. In Washington DC, David Winter and Bryan Ricapito, who made partner at the start of 2018, advised ACON Investments on forming a $1bn buyout fund. In the New York office, Adam Tope, who joined in February 2017 from Greenberg Traurig, LLP, advised Hill Path Capital Partners on forming its first fund, which raised $650m, including co-investments, to operate a strategy investing in the public markets. Small business investment companies (SBICs) are also a particular area of expertise.

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United States: Labor and employment

Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional
Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong caseload in the REIT space and is handling an increasing amount of life sciences-related transactions, as illustrated by Washington DC-based Kurt Lawson’s work for a number of academic medical centers regarding combinations with hospital systems. The team was recently bolstered by the arrival of Michael Frank in the Silicon Valley office from Sidley Austin LLP, and the promotion to counsel of Michael Applebaum in New York. In Washington DC, Carin Carithers led the advice to the JBG Companies with regard to its merger with Vornado Realty Trust, while New York’s Martha Steinman advised GE Capital on the sale of its domestic select-service hotel franchise finance loan portfolio to Western Alliance Bank. She jointly heads the team with Margaret de Lisser, who also sits in Washington DC; de Lisser advised RLJ Lodging Trust on its merger with FelCor.

Leading lawyers

Kurt Lawson - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Immigration
Immigration - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

The ‘timely and accurate’ team at Hogan Lovells US LLP assists a client base encompassing major corporations, universities, NGOs, research institutions and media entities with traditional visa and immigration matters. Group co-lead Beth Peters is also a director of the firm’s international trade and investment group and has solid expertise in advising clients on complex export-related immigration matters; the roster includes 21st Century Fox, Washington University and Facebook. The ‘excellentAleksandar Dukic jointly chairs the Washington DC-based group and is noted for his expertise in security and compliance-related immigration matters. Dukic is assisting Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles with employee transfers under the E-2 visa category to support the company’s expansion in the US.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance
Corporate governance - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP provides an ‘excellent level of service - the team is always available and responsive, has significant expertise and provides practical advice on complicated and challenging legal issues’, including in relation to public company disclosures and leadership changes. Practice head Alan Dye has ‘strong subject matter expertise and does a good job of providing practical and actionable solutions’; he assisted The Coca-Cola Company with the appointment of James Quincey as CEO following the retirement of Muhtar Kent. Amy Bowerman Freed, who also works with Lockheed Martin, continues to advise 21st Century Fox on the US securities law elements of its plans to purchase the 61% it does not own of Sky plc. Richard Parrino, who advises Dell Technologies on disclosures and dealings with the SEC, is ‘quick to resolve any issues and greatly values client relationships - he also brings incredible subject matter expertise to the table’. John Beckman, who continues to advise Brown-Forman Corporation, and Alex Bahn, who handles sensitive CEO transitions, are also key contacts. Above-mentioned lawyers are located in Washington DC, but in McLean Kevin Greenslade is ‘a great lawyer who excels at problem solving’.

Leading lawyers

Alan Dye - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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M&A: large deals ($1bn+)
M&A: large deals ($1bn+) - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s national coverage was greatly enhanced by the arrival of a prominent team from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, led by Richard Climan, Keith Flaum and Jane Ross, to its Silicon Valley office in 2017. The team brings a wealth of technology sector experience, having advised on many of the largest transactions involving West Coast-based tech companies. Before joining the firm, Flaum advised Oracle on a series of transactions, including its $9.3bn acquisition of NetSuite. The firm is also strong in real estate deals, especially those involving REITs, as well as in aerospace, defense and government-related transactions. The automotive, healthcare and life sciences sectors are also key for the firm, and it is looking to grow its presence in relation to energy, natural resources and infrastructure; to this end it hired energy sector specialist Greg Hill into its Houston office from Locke Lord LLP in 2017. Major clients include Oracle, Dell Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Novartis, Honeywell, Allergan, Daimler and General Electric. The firm advised JBG Companies on its $8.4bn merger with Vornado Realty Trust to create JBG Smith Properties, the largest public real estate company in Washington DC. It also represented Orbital ATK, an aerospace and defense technologies company, in its $9.2bn sale to global security company Northrop Grumman. Clients praise the team for its expertise in ‘complex cross-border deals’, its ‘sterling and unmatched service’, its ability to act as ‘true collaborators and counselors’ and for ‘never letting the legal cart drive the business horse’. New York and Washington DC based global head of the M&A practice William Curtingets impossible deals done’ and is commended for his ‘experience, creativity, availability and business understanding’. Joseph Gilligan is co-chair of the US M&A committee and New York’s Alex Johnson is a key name in media and private equity transactions. New York partner Adam Golden is recommended for healthcare and life sciences deals, and Glenn Campbell (Baltimore) and Elizabeth Donley are also pivotal members of the team. David Bonser is a leader in real estate and REIT transactions. Attorneys are Washington DC based unless stated otherwise.

Leading lawyers

Keith Flaum - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Private equity buyouts
Private equity buyouts - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is primarily known for advising middle-market private equity firms and is increasingly recognized for cross-border deals. As one of the world’s leading regulatory firms, it has an especially strong record in regulated sectors such as life sciences, healthcare, technology and financial services. Clients include KRG Capital Partners, Actis, Advent International, ACON Investments, Anschutz, Quad-C Management, Columbia Capital, One Rock Capital and Warburg Pincus. A team led by New York’s Alex Johnson advised UK-based private equity fund Actis on the sale of Anthelio Healthcare Solutions, the largest independent provider of healthcare technology solutions in North America, to Atos. Denver partner George Hagerty and Northern Virginia’s Robert Welp are also recommended.

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Venture capital and emerging companies
Venture capital and emerging companies - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘top-class’ team excels in life sciences and healthcare, though is active across the emerging growth company segment. It is known for its complementary strengths in intellectual property and regulatory matters, and its extensive resources and geographic coverage mean it is well equipped to advise emerging companies throughout their life cycles, including IPOs, acquisitions and trade sale exits. The firm advised Sky Ventures and 21st Century Fox on their respective $12.25m and $6.55m investments in the $55.5m Series C financing of fuboTV. San Francisco’s Jon Layman is a key team member, as are Nathaniel Gallon in Silicon Valley and New York-based Jeffrey Hurlburt.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)
Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Data privacy and data protection - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘truly great’ team ‘combines exceptional responsiveness, expert knowledge and practical advice’ to ‘stand out as a key name in the field’. Practice co-heads Marcy Wilder and Harriet Pearson are ‘highly creative and proactive’; Pearson recently led advice to The Home Depot following a 2014 data breach which affected over 56 million payment cards and also assisted Salesforce.com with GDPR compliance issues, while Wilder worked with Craig Hoover and Michelle Kisloff to act for Anthem in multiple investigations following a cyber attack. Clients also praise the ‘excellent’ Scott Loughlin, who advised 21st Century Fox on its global vendor agreements to protect the use of its data by third-party vendors, and Bret Cohen, who is one of the lead partners in the group for GDPR compliance work. Former Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Edith Ramirez joined the team in 2017, Christopher Wolf is highly recommended and Julie Brill moved in-house at Microsoft. All individuals mentioned are based in Washington DC.

Leading lawyers

Christopher Wolf - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Harriet Pearson - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Marcy Wilder - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Outsourcing
Outsourcing - ranked: tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP provides ‘timely, knowledgeable advice tailored to clients’ needs and has the excellent ability to draw on broad experience’. One client describes it as ‘a one-stop shop with experienced lawyers backed up by a fantastic regulatory group’. The firm handles the full spectrum of outsourcing transactions, including IT, BPO and manufacturing services, and climbs the ranking on the strength of key partners in Northern Virginia Zenas Choi, who ‘has deep industry insight’, and the ‘thoughtful and meticulous’ Michael Larner, and Denver-based David London, as well as Audrey Reed in Washington DC. The hire of John Brockland in San Francisco from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP adds significant expertise to the firm’s West Coast offering. Reed and Choi advised Estée Lauder on an ITO deal to transform its data center, networking and IT support functions.

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Technology: transactions
Technology: transactions - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP hired a highly regarded team of technology transaction experts from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including Richard Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross and Christopher Moore in Silicon Valley and John Brockland in San Francisco. The team is experienced in deals involving software, semiconductors, mobile communications, internet and e-commerce. Highlights included advising Marvell Technology Group on the IP, technology and corporate aspects of its $6bn acquisition of chipmaker Cavium. Other key advisers are Washington DC-based communications practice head Michele Farquhar; global M&A head William Curtin III, who works from the New York and Washington DC offices; Randy Segal, who is based in the Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Washington DC offices; and the firm’s US commercial practice head Audrey Reed, who divides her time between Washington DC and New York. Other recommended practitioners include Mark Brennan, Ari Fitzgerald, Trey Hanbury and Steven Kaufman in Washington DC; Silicon Valley-based Nathaniel Gallon; and Denver-based David London.

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory
Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s team has ‘deep industry and government experience’ and ‘provides valuable insights and excellent judgment’.Michele Farquhar leads the practice and advises on domestic and international matters, with an emphasis on policy initiatives, spectrum auctions, licensing, compliance and obtaining FCC approvals for transactions. She recently worked with Vodafone on the expansion of Vodafone Americas both in the US and across Latin America, and assisted XO Communications with obtaining FCC approval for its $1bn sale to Verizon. She also advised Gogo on broadband spectrum and net neutrality regulations. Ari Fitzgerald is highly experienced in spectrum and communications policy issues, and advised the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on its proposal to the FCC to allow certain systems that allow cars to communicate with one another and avoid collisions. Satellite and wireless expert Randy Segal is ‘efficient’, ‘responsive’ and ‘insightful’. Spectrum and technology policy specialist Trey Hanbury assisted T-Mobile with its spectrum auction opportunities. He also assisted HC2 on acquiring DTV America’s license portfolio, which consists of more than 450 broadcast authorizations. Mark Brennan is particularly strong on policy strategy and regulatory compliance issues. Alexander Maltas is highly experienced in cable, media and broadband regulations.

Leading lawyers

Michele Farquhar - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Trey Hanbury - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Next generation lawyers

Mark Brennan - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional
Telecoms and broadcast: transactional - ranked: tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s team is spread across a number of its US offices. In Northern Virginia, Steven Kaufman jointly heads the space and satellite practice, and has notable expertise in M&A, contracts and financings. Co-head Randy Segal has extensive experience in satellite, drone and wireless transactions. Of counsel Jeffrey Epstein joined this team in 2017, having previously worked as general counsel for TerreStar Networks. In Washington DC, Michele Farquhar is head of communications and is experienced in obtaining regulatory approvals for transactions, as well as spectrum auctions and licensing matters. Other key team members include Trey Hanbury, a regulatory specialists with particular strengths in spectrum, satellite and wireless issues; Alexander Maltas, who is known for regulatory issues and licensing agreements; spectrum policy specialist Ari Fitzgerald; and privacy expert Mark Brennan. Hanbury recently conducted due diligence for HC2 on its portfolio of broadcast television licenses. In Denver, broadcast specialist Niki Tuttle recently advised CBS on its agreements with Hulu surrounding its new live television streaming services. Transactions specialists Mark Kurtenbach and David Toy are also key names from the Denver office; Kurtenbach recently assisted The Anschutz Corporation, the majority shareholder in Regal Entertainment Group, with Cineworld’s $3.6bn purchase of Regal, while Toy advised the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition on its satellite distribution of feature film content directly from studios to theatres. The firm recently bolstered its Silicon Valley office with numerous additions to its M&A team, including Richard Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross, John Brockland and Christopher Moore, who all joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mike Frank from Sidley Austin LLP is also a new arrival.

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United States: Real estate

Real estate investment trusts (REITs)
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) - ranked: tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP finds favor for its ‘deep and experienced bench’ and its ‘broad knowledge in all aspects of the REIT market’. Particularly admired for its strong experience in IPOs - it has acted as either issuer’s or underwriters’ counsel on four of the five largest REIT IPOs in history - it also shines in M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. The sizeable Washington DC-centered team counts several market leaders among its ranks, including group head David Bonser (‘strong industry knowledge combined with a great worth ethic’) and tax specialist Prentiss Feagles. Highlights included Bonser advising JBG Companies on its merger with Vornado Realty Trust, to create the largest public real estate company in Washington DC. Stuart Barr acted for Hilton Worldwide on corporate and tax matters concerning the spin-off of its global real estate portfolio into a new REIT, Park Hotels & Resorts. Other respected senior names are Cameron Cosby, Michael McTiernan and Bruce Gilchrist. The team also fields an impressive line of younger partners, which includes Matt Thomson and newly promoted partners Stacey McEvoy and Leslie Reese.

Leading lawyers

David Bonser - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Prentiss Feagles - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Next generation lawyers

Matt Thomson - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Stacey McEvoy - Hogan Lovells US LLP

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United States: Tax

International tax
International tax - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s Christine Lane assisted glass manufacturer PPG Industries with the $755m carve-out of its entire flat glass business to Mexico City-based Vitro, a producer of flat glass and specialty products. New York’s Jeffrey Tolin acted for multinational Valeant Pharmaceuticals in the sale of its subsidiary Dendreon to privately owned Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group. The client portfolio also includes Cisco Systems and 21st Century Fox. Siobhan Rausch in Silicon Valley and San Francisco-based Babak Nikravesh are other key partners. Attorneys mentioned are based in Washington DC except when otherwise indicated.

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US taxes: contentious
US taxes: contentious - ranked: tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP acts for domestic and international clients in tax audits and appeals before the IRS, as well as in mediation and litigation, focusing on transfer pricing disputes, restructurings and private letter rulings. The client portfolio includes Translational Research Institute, Rural Telephone Finance Corporation and Open Networking Foundation. Team head Siobhan Rausch, Todd Miller and Christine Lane, who are all based in Washington DC, are the names to note.

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US taxes: non-contentious
US taxes: non-contentious - ranked: tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP is especially strong in corporate, finance and public M&A tax work, as well as REIT and capital market taxation matters. Prentiss Feagles and Cameron Cosby advised Colony Capital as tax and Maryland counsel on its $17bn public merger with NorthStar Asset Management and NorthStar Realty Finance, while Mark Weinstein in New York advised The Anschutz Corporation on the $3.6bn sale of Regal Entertainment to Cineworld. Jasper Howard, who joined from Linklaters LLP in February 2017, acted as tax counsel to KSL Capital Partners and affiliates of Aspen Skiing Company concerning their acquisitions of Intrawest Resorts and Mammoth Resorts. The client roster further includes United Healthcare, Marvell Technology Group and Orbital ATK. Siobhan Rausch heads the team, which also includes Scott Lilienthal and Todd Miller. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC except where otherwise indicated.

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