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

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its experience in automotive sector litigation and is well placed to advise on domestic and cross-border cases. Auto franchise disputes are a key area of expertise, as are emissions cases, product liability, IP and data privacy mandates. Carl Chiappa in New York regularly acts for motor vehicle manufacturers and handles motor vehicle franchise cases. Acting alongside Los Angeles-based Colm Moran, Chiappa is representing Kia Motors America in regulatory and litigation matters, and is also defending the client on number of protests filed by terminated dealers. Moreover, the team is acting for Kia in relation to an action involving incentive programs and the designation of a dealer’s area of responsibility. Desmond Hogan and Michelle Kisloff defended Uber, its subsidiaries, and some of its executives, in an MDL involving more than two dozen federal putative class actions stemming from a 2016 data security incident. Michael Kidney, who handles consumer class actions and complex commercial litigation, and Jessica Ellsworth are also recommended, as are senior associates Ryan Ford and James Clayton. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection)

Hogan Lovells US LLP provides ‘tremendous help’ to global businesses on cybersecurity governance, compliance and risk management – particularly with reference to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – as well as breach response and litigation resulting from high-profile data breaches. The practice is headed by the ‘key author of privacy regulations’, Marcy Wilder, who specializes in complex cyber-attacks, privacy investigations and data protection work in digital health, and Harriet Pearson. Pearsonhas been assisting consumer credit reporting agency Equifax before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) with regard to the client’s 2017 data breach, which affected 145m consumers. Uber and Salesforce are other notable clients. Key contacts also include litigator Michelle Kisloff, the ‘highly skilledBret Cohen, senior counsel Christopher Wolf and senior associate Paul Otto, who is ‘very well versed in technical matters’. Named individuals are based in Washington DC.

United States > Dispute resolution > General commercial disputes

Hogan Lovells US LLP is engaged by household name companies in high-profile disputes. Its class action practice continues to thrive; one example is its defense of Alphabet, Google and YouTube in a putative class action involving claims under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; Edith Ramirez and Michelle Kisloff are leading on the case. Maria Wyckoff Boyce in Houston stands out for her vast energy and technology litigation expertise, co-head Desmond Hogan for his MDL experience. Dennis Tracey co-heads the US litigation practice from New York and Adam Levin is the litigation practice manager for Washington DC. Michael Hefter and Ryan Philp in New York and Houston-based Bruce Oakley receive strong praise. Attorneys are in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.