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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Global Regulatory


Senior Associate


Katie Lannon counsels and advocates for clients on environmental and safety matters, with a focus on the transportation industry.

Katie represents corporations and trade associations before various federal courts, departments, and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Surface Transportation Board, and the Federal Railroad Administration, as well as the California Air Resources Board.

Katie regularly counsels clients on compliance with new and existing environmental regulations, including Clean Air Act mobile source regulations, federal motor vehicle safety standards, and hazardous materials regulations. Katie works closely with clients to submit comments to agency proposed rulemakings and draft guidance on issues critical to their business.


American Bar Association (Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources)

DC Bar Association (Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Section)

Women’s Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE)


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with highest honors, Order of the Coif, 2009

B.S., Davidson College, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

(Rising stars)

Kathryn LannonHogan Lovells US LLP

Providing regulatory advice that shapes the future of mobility, Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s team works with leading participants and disrupters across nearly all levels of the automotive industry supply chain. It also advises on the market’s most significant and high-value rail industry matters. Transportation regulatory practice leader Latane Montague  consistently acts in high-stakes safety and emissions crises; rail practice leader Kevin Sheys  is lead regulatory and railroad counsel on the Commonwealth of Virginia’s planned $5.5bn acquisition of the Washington DC and Richmond (VA) rail line; and Michael Kidney   has over two decades’ experience in defending automotive industry-targeted lawsuits. Also highly regarded are Joanne Rotondi , the industry sector head for transport and logistics; and automotive industry sector co-head, William Yavinsky . In New York, Carl Chiappa is a highly rated motor vehicle franchise law expert, while John Sullivan  focuses on franchise litigation and related disputes. Counsel Emily Kimball in Denver and senior associate Kathryn Lannon are key contacts below partner level. In January 2021, automotive litigation specialist Ryan Ford was made partner. Named individuals are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.