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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Deen Kaplan is widely recognized for his ability to guide clients through complex multinational legal and technical challenges. Deen represents businesses and governments in some of their most demanding international trade and investment disputes, cybersecurity matters, and cyber policy-related matters. He also serves as a global director of the firm’s International Trade and Investment practice and co-head of Hogan Lovells Cyber Risk Services.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1997

M.Div., Gordon Conwell Seminary, cum laude, 1986

B.A., Duke University, magna cum laude, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

United States > International Trade > International trade

(Leading lawyers)

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Few trade practices possess the strength-in-depth evidenced by Hogan Lovells US LLP and its deep bench translates into a comprehensive offering, which counts specialists in every segment of trade law. Satisfied clients assert that the Washington DC-based team is ‘unique in terms of exceptional depth of knowledge‘, with its ability to navigate ‘high-stakes, complex, and difficult‘ matters standing as a big draw for sources. Among the names to note, Beth Peters  ranks among the most high-profile trade experts nationally and is regarded as a go-to specialist for export controls and economic sanctions. Deen Kaplan is sought after for his expertise in trade and investment disputes and trade policy matters; he is particularly experienced in advising on agricultural issues and successfully represented the US Grains Council in a dispute concerning US corn exports to Peru. Jonathan Stoel, who ‘runs to difficult conversations rather than away from them‘, is also noted for trade litigation. On the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) front, Anne Salladin is widely recognized as a market leader, with strong recent showings in representing clients in the nuclear and defense spheres. Ajay Kuntamukkala co-heads the department together with Peters and Kaplan; he recently led the firm’s headline-grabbing work for Pfizer on trade-related issues connected to the distribution and shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, including economic sanctions, export controls, customs, and trade policy issues globally. Other recommended names include CFIUS specialist Brian Curran, ‘exceptional problem-solverKelly Ann Shaw, the ‘pragmaticJared Wessel and Stephen Propst, who has a focus on export control and sanctions.

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong international trade disputes practice led by Beth Peters, Deen Kaplan  and Ajay Kuntamukkala in Washington DC. New York-based global litigation practice head Dennis Tracey handles a range of cross-border litigation and enforcement issues.