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Hogan Lovells US LLP
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Hogan Lovells US LLP represents clients operating in a variety of traditional sectors, including education, defense, and aerospace, but also in cross-sector industries such as cybersecurity and data rights. Michael Mason, who leads a full-service team providing support to clients in the aerospace, defense and government services industry, defended Airbus against a protest filed by AugustaWestland concerning a contract for light utility helicopters valued at more than $1bn. In another matter, Mason and his team defended new client Tactical Air Support in a contract awarded to it by the US Navy worth more than $100m. The team is also active in the transactional sphere, with practice head Michael Vernick having handled the government contracts aspects of PwC’s sale of its public sector business to Veritas Capital. In the education sector, Michael McGill represented Performant Financial in several rounds of litigation regarding the Department of Education’s procurement of student loan default recovery services. The team was bolstered by the arrival of Robert Taylor in April 2018 as senior counsel from the Department of Defense. Senior counsels Agnes Dover and Thomas McGovernJoy Sturm and senior associate Michael Scheimer are other key members.