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Hogan Lovells US LLP
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United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - regulation

Hogan Lovells US LLP stands out for its experience handling regulatory and emerging technology issues across the automotive, trucking and rail sectors. Department head Latane Montague regularly represents leading automotive companies in safety and emissions matters and is experienced in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) cases. Having advised the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) on changes to the hazardous material rail transportation regulations that pertain to the shipment of crude oil, ethanol, and other flammable liquids, the team is acting for RSI’s Committee on Tank Cars in relation to an extensive tank car modification program to comply with new regulatory requirements. Further, Montague and Adam Kushner are representing Hyundai Motor Group before the US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency regarding its Clean Air Act settlement commitment to resolve allegations that Hyundai inflated its fuel economy estimates for its fleet of light‐duty vehicles sold in America. Elsewhere, Timothy Tobin is experienced in privacy, data security, and cybersecurity law and regularly advises on matters relating to connected cars; Ari Fitzgerald acts for automobile manufacturers on new and emerging communications products and services; and Joanne Rotondi focuses on regulatory compliance, litigation and environmental permitting. Counsel Susan McAuliffe and senior associate Kathryn Lannon are also key figures. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

There is no better firm‘, according to one client, than Hogan Lovells US LLP, which provides clients with a broad range of regulatory services, as well as counsel on high-profile telecoms litigation. The firm is distinguished by its ability to assemble and represent stakeholder coalitions in responding to developing issues, such as practice head Michele Farquhar‘s work for PTC-220, a consortium comprising leading rail companies and trade associations, which pertained to its implementation of new Positive Train Control safety systems and included spectrum buyout and swap arrangements, as well as substantial FCC representation in rulemaking and waiver proceedings. The firm also advises satellite television operator DISH Network on its proposal to deploy 5G services in the 12Ghz band, and its attempts to prove the viability of the proposal to the FCC. Wireless spectrum policy and ‘telehealth’ expert Trey Hanbury led the representation of DISH, and is also assisting T-Mobile in securing third-party support for its merger with Sprint, in one of the largest and most contested wireless transactions in recent years. Spectrum policy expert Ari Fitzgerald recently acted for SNR Wireless in negotiations concerning bidding credits from the FCC’s 2015 AWS-3 auction, following a 2017 court victory establishing SNR’s eligibility for the credits. Another key contact, privacy and communications law expert Mark Brennan, handles privacy and cybersecurity work for the Internet Association, a trade association with members including Google, Facebook and Amazon, in connection with the FCC’s informational injuries workshop and the impact of GDPR on US-based internet companies.