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Janet McDavid

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Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation


Janet McDavid is Co-practice Head of Hogan Lovells’ antitrust, competition and economic regulation practice, with a particular emphasis on mergers, government investigations, and antitrust policy issues.


Janet McDavid is a Past Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section, provided antitrust transition advice to the Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations, and advised the U.S. Department of Defense on antitrust issues. Jan currently is a Senior Vice Chair at the Antitrust Committee of the International Bar Association and a Non-Governmental Advisor at the International Competition Network. She is also a frequent speaker and author on antitrust issues around the globe.


Senior Vice-Chair, IBA Antitrust Committee, 2012 - 2014 Obama Administration Advisory Committee to the Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 2009 Bush Administration Advisory Committee to Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 2001 Publications Officer, IBA Antitrust Committee, 2010 - 2012 Non-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network Chair, ABA Section of Antitrust Law, 1999 - 2000 Department of Defense Task Force on Vertical Integration and Supplier Decisions, 1996 - 1997 Department of Defense Task Force on Antitrust Aspects of Defense Industry Consolidations, 1993 - 1994 Clinton Administration Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 1992 Outside General Counsel, Family Matters of Washington, D.C., 1977 - Present Associate Editor, Georgetown Law Journal District of Columbia Bar Washington Council of Lawyers


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974 B.A., Northwestern University, 1971

United States: Antitrust


Within: Cartel

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s US antitrust team comprises more than 40 lawyers and also draws on the resources of its wider global network to handle US and international cartel investigations for clients from a wide range of sectors, including financial services, electronics and aviation. Recent matters involved multi-jurisdictional investigations in areas such as Libor, auto parts and pharmaceuticals. Names to note in the team, which is led by Janet McDavid, include San Francisco’s Megan Dixon, who was formerly a prosecutor in the DOJ’s Antitrust Division, and Kathryn Hellings. Senior associate Daniel Shulak is also recommended.

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Civil litigation/class actions

Within: Civil litigation/class actions

At Hogan Lovells US LLP, Marc Gottridge, Dennis Tracey (both in New York), Benjamin Holt and others are acting for Société Générale in an MDL where it is alleged that banks participating in the London Market Gold Fixing process colluded with each other to manipulate the benchmark price. In another highlight, Robert Robertson and recently promoted partner Justin Bernick are acting as co-lead counsel in Re Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation. 3M, Airbus and IBM are among other key clients of the practice, which was strengthened by the recent hires of Christopher Casey and Julie Brill, who joined from the DOJ and FTC respectively. Paul Salvaty joined in Los Angeles from Glaser Weil Fink Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP. William Monts, Sanford Litvack (New York) and Megan Dixon (San Francisco) are other notable individuals in the team. Global practice co-head Janet McDavid is based in Washington DC, as are the lawyers mentioned above where location is not indicated.

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Merger control

Within: Merger control

At Hogan Lovells US LLP, a cross-office team led by Washington DC-based Janet McDavid and London-based Suyong Kim recently acted as US and EU antitrust counsel to SABMiller in its takeover by Anheuser-Busch InBev, which represented the fourth-largest transaction in corporate history. In another highlight, Logan Breed is a key adviser to Aeromexico in a second request investigation into the client’s proposed alliance with Delta Airlines. Other contacts are Rachel Brandenburger (New York), Robert Robertson, Robert Leibenluft and Leigh Oliver. Meghan Rissmiller made partner. Unless otherwise stated, named attorneys are based in Washington DC.

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