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Megan Dixon

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Litigation; Investigations, White Collar and Fraud; Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation

Position

Megan Dixon practices complex litigation, with an emphasis on criminal investigations in the healthcare, high tech, and antitrust areas. Megan has represented foreign and domestic corporations and individuals in criminal investigations and civil and criminal litigation. She has particular experience in the areas of international criminal antitrust law and cartel defense.

Career

Prior to joining the firm, Megan was a shareholder at the law firm Heller Ehrman LLP. She has substantial experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases, having worked both in private practice and as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the San Francisco United States Attorney’s Office. Megan worked as a full-time faculty lecturer at Harvard Law School for three years and is a former law clerk to The Honorable William M. Hoeveler of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Education

J.D., University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law, 1992 A.B., with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University, 1988


United States: Antitrust

Cartel

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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