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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 Katie works closely with clients to submit comments to agency proposed rulemakings and draft guidance on issues critical to their business.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)

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Hogan Lovells US LLP represents both traditional automotive companies and emerging mobility industry players. It routinely works with leading participants and disrupters across the industry supply chain; and leverages its global team for cross-border work. In Washington DC, the track record of transportation regulatory practice head Latane Montague includes high-stakes transport industry-related safety and emissions crises; and rail practice leader Kevin Sheys is ‘thoroughly versed in railroad environmental law‘. Also integral to the DC office are transport and logistics sector leader, Joanne Rotondi; automotive industry co-head William Yavinsky; and Michael Kidney, who has longstanding experience in defending automotive industry-targeted lawsuits. In New York, John Sullivan acts in franchise litigation and related disputes, while senior counsel Carl Chiappa is a widely respected motor vehicle franchise law expert. In Denver, counsel Emily Kimball has served as outside counsel for the Railway Supply Institute since 2012. Notable growth in DC includes the early 2021 promotion to partner of Ryan Ford, who handles litigation for motor vehicle manufacturers; and the January 2022 elevation to counsel of transportation industry-focused environmental and safety regulation expert, Kathryn Lannon.