Joseph Krauss > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Global Regulatory




Joe Krauss is among the leaders in advising clients on antitrust issues and requirements raised by their M&A transactions. With over 30 years of experience, including one third of it with the U.S. government, Joe brings not only a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role at Hogan Lovells, but vision as well – anticipating and helping clients solve a range of cutting-edge challenges so they can get their deals done quickly and efficiently.

Joe has advised clients on large and small deals, in the U.S., as well as international, and deals in a wide range of industries. He knows that the best way to advocate for your deal is to know your business – how it works and “what makes it tick” – and to know your industry. He is plugged into antitrust policy-makers through his 11 years at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and knows the pulse of how agency staff and management are viewing transactions.


Chair, Mergers & Acquisitions Committee, Antitrust law Section, American Bar Association, 2001-2005

Council Member, Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association, 2005-2008

Member, Committee on Resolution and Impact Review, ABA House of Delegates, 2010-2012

Nongovernmental Advisor, Mergers Working Group of the International Competition Network

Section Delegate, Antitrust Law Section, American Bar Association, 2008-2012


J.D., Widener University Delaware Law School, 1983

B.S., University of Delaware, 1978

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Antitrust > Merger control

Hogan Lovells US LLP handles complex international merger proceedings, including multi-jurisdictional filings and representation of major clients in investigations before the DOJ, FTC, and international competition bodies. The team is headed by Edith Ramirez and Joseph Krauss.