Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells US LLP > New York, United States

Hogan Lovells US LLP
875 THIRD AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10022
United States

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 1

Under the leadership of former FTC chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Hogan Lovells US LLP represents corporations and individuals in high-stakes cartel investigations at a regional, domestic and international level. Placing an emphasis on international work, Kathryn Hellings (Washington DC) specializes in price fixing conspiracies in sectors as varied as life sciences, financial services, transportation and technology. Also based in DC, senior associate Daniel Shulak is noted for his expertise in both internal and DOJ investigations. Elsewhere in the group, San Francisco-based Megan Dixon assists clients with addressing potential legal exposure arising out of antitrust violations. Susan Musser recently departed the firm to take up a role at the FTC.

M&A/corporate and commercial > Corporate governance Tier 1

Unless otherwise specified, all practitioners mentioned below are based in Washington DC. Combining ‘cutting-edge expertise with down-to-earth practicality’, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s full-service group acts for an ever-growing roster of preeminent public companies, ranging from companies freshly entering the public markets to well-established Fortune 500 names the likes of Dell Technologies and Colgate-Palmolive Company. The department has extensive experience advising clients on their compliance with the rules of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); Alan Dye (who ‘needs no added credibility when it comes to his SEC expertise’) and Alex Bahn are widely recognized experts in this realm. The team has also been very active in matters relating to the Covid-19 pandemic; in a standout highlight, it advised Papa John’s International on staff relocation and executive functions issues concerning the company’s reorganization and newly opened headquarters in Georgia. The practice group also saw a number of personnel changes in 2020. John Beckman (‘his ethics and integrity are impeccable’) took over leadership of the team from Dye; Matt Thomson left the firm for an in-house role in September; and capital markets specialist Richard Aftanas joined the New York-based team from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

Practice head(s):

John Beckman

Other key lawyers:

Alan Dye; Alex Bahn; Joseph Gilligan; Richard Aftanas; Weston Gaines; Lillian Tsu

Testimonials

‘Terrific team. Smart, practical, very responsive, on both M&As and governance matters. HL is our go-to firm for this work. HL has an outstanding sense of what is “out there”, both in terms of best practice and reasonably achievable approaches. They feel like a part of the in-house team. They do very well in front of management and the board.’

‘Hogan Lovells combines cutting-edge expertise with down-to-earth practicality.’

‘Practical, business-focused legal advice. Individual expertise and breadth of experience. Diverse practice areas and geographic reach that suits our scale and multinational footprint.’

‘Incredible partners. Extremely knowledgeable. Common sense and practical approach to complex questions.’

‘Hogan Lovells team is highly responsive, consists of experts in this area, and is always ready to support in-house needs. It brings practical expertise to every issue, understanding not only the law, but how to handle the nuances of dealing with boards and executive officers.’

‘The team has been advising us on securities regulation and corporate governance matters for a long time. Their expertise in this area is broad and deep. The team is very practical, proactive, very reliable and highly responsive to our needs (even after business hours, on weekends and on short notice). They are great partners and have always given us sound and thoughtful advice. We have a lot of confidence in working with the team!’

‘John Beckman is an extraordinary M&A attorney, but he is also an expert in all matters relating to the SEC, NYSE, NASDAQ, and corporate governance. His excellent reputation within the firm enables him to bring in the top attorneys from other areas of practice as needed. His ethics and integrity are impeccable. Last but not least, he is a real pleasure to work with.’

‘Really, really good people who are passionate about their practice, incredibly responsive, fun to work with, and ready to undertake any task on any timeline to get the job done! Cannot say enough – I have been working with John Beckman and Hogan Lovells for more than 15 years – John is a very close colleague, collaborator and confidant, and has become my very good friend.’    

‘John Beckman is one of a kind. Our company could not have survived without him through very dark times. He is steady and builds trust and confidence with all management and our board. Weston Gaines works closely with John and is an up-and-comer.’

‘Alan Dye needs no added credibility when it comes to his SEC expertise, but his accessibility and personality make him a joy to talk to, whenever needed. He is always sensitive to the many personal and other issues that underlie most legal questions. He makes an effort to bolster the expertise of in-house lawyers. He finds solutions and does not place legal obstacles in the way of business needs.’  

‘Alan Dye and Alex Bahn are our go-to lawyers. They are very practical and have a great deal of expertise in this area. Their advice is always beneficial, practical, and adds a lot of value.’ 

Key clients

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Colony Capital

Dell Technologies Inc.

Equifax Inc.

Ingredion Incorporated

Flir Systems

Ford Motor Company

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Marvell Technology Group

McCormick & Company

Papa John’s International, Inc.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Walmart Inc.

Media, technology and telecoms > Cyber law (including data privacy and data protection) Tier 1

The data protection practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP is able to draw on 'worldwide resources to provide comprehensive privacy advice'. Jointly led by Marcy Wilder, Eduardo Ustaran and Harriet Pearson, the practice group is often advising on cutting-edge issues relating to biometrics and AI. Of note over the review period, the team has also been involved in responding to the Schrems II/Privacy Shield ruling as well as CCPA harmonization with legislation such as HIPAA, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and GDPR. In terms of clients, the firm represents Equifax, Salesforce and Uber Technologies, three key names in a client roster that also includes companies in the areas of connected cars, drones and digital health. Also recommended in the team are Paul Otto, who made partner 2019, compliance expert Mark Brennan, computer scientist Brett Cohen and cybersecurity specialist Peter Marta.

Practice head(s):

Marcy Wilder; Eduardo Ustaran; Harriet Pearson

Other key lawyers:

Paul Otto; Mark Brennan; Bret Cohen; Peter Marta

Testimonials

‘The HL team provides comprehensive, timely and, perhaps most importantly practical advice. There is an excellent mix of experienced senior advisors and smart and thorough associates covering a wide-range of national and international privacy and security areas, both established and emerging. The Breadth of coverage compares favorably to others.’

‘I have worked extensively, in a number of contexts, with partners Harriet Pearson, Mark Brennan, Scott Loughlin, Michelle Kisloff & Bret Cohen. All are excellent providing practical trusted and timely advice in a variety of contexts. Among non-partner, more junior lawyers, James Denville is excellent on cyber matters, and i have been particularly impressed with Filippo Rasso in the Washington office on CCPA issues. Ryan Woo as well.’

‘The team provides expert advice on cybersecurity matters. Their approach is holistic and takes into account business and reputational concerns. From a client service perspective, they are responsive and invested in a relationship with you. They will maintain this relationship and offer ways to help your organization build a better cyber program over time.’

‘Pete Marta is a highly knowledgeable partner whose expertise has been invaluable to our firm. Pete stands out not only because he has specific, deep experience in the financial services space, but also for his strong connections in the cybersecurity field, his ability to communicate with management, and his devotion to client service. You can rely on Pete to handle a matter ably, efficiently, and responsive to your needs. Pete is an advisor who understands the bigger picture, taking commercial and other concerns into account when providing his advice.’

‘The breadth of the Hogan Lovells practice is its key. They are able to leverage their worldwide resources to provide comprehensive privacy advice on a wide range of issues.’

Key clients

Zimmer Biomet

Anthem

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Dozens of confidential household names

Salesforce

Equifax

Uber Technologies

Apollo Global Management

Pinnacle West Capital – Arizona Public Service

Otsuka

Dispute resolution > International trade Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP displays unparalleled experience in export controls and sanctions enforcement; the past year was no exception, with a team led by Stephen Propst, practice co-head Beth Peters and Ajay Kuntamukkala continuing to act for Chinese telecom company ZTE on global compliance issues relating to the client’s high-profile settlement agreements concluded with the US Department of Commerce (DOC). The practice also demonstrated an enviable strength in compliance in the technology sector, where it assisted Facebook with its investment in Jio Platforms, which is considered the largest foreign direct investment in India’s tech sector to date. In addition, the team is also handling a large volume of mandates in the life sciences, defense, aerospace, nuclear, and agriculture sectors, for which it regularly draws on the expertise of the firm’s well-known industry sector groups. For larger matters requiring advanced planning, clients also benefit from the department’s close collaboration with the firm’s dedicated legal project management team. Department co-head Deen Kaplan is highly regarded in the agricultural industry, where he has represented both traders and producers in multiple disputes, as well as antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. Similarly, trade litigation and high-stakes trade negotiations are core areas of focus for Jonathan Stoel and recently promoted partner Jared Wessel. For mandates involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), clients turn to Anne Salladin and Brian Curran, who also has expertise in divestiture trusts. The group continued its expansion streak in the spring of 2020, significantly broadening its trade policy offering with the hire of Kelly Ann Shaw from the White House, where she served as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs.

Practice head(s):

Beth Peters; Deen Kaplan

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Propst; Jonathan Stoel; Ajay Kuntamukkala; Anne Salladin; Jared Wessel; Brian Curran; Craig Lewis; Warren Maruyama; Aleksandar Dukic; Chandri Navarro; Kelly Ann Shaw; Anthony Capobianco; Anne Fisher; Michael Jacobson

Key clients

Flir

General Dynamics

Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Panama

Kinder Morgan

Medtronic

ZTE

Columbia University

Accenture

Idexx Laboratories

Nestlé Waters North America

Canadian Solar

Urenco

Government of Ontario

Evraz

MS International

Interpipe

Araupel

Real estate > Real estate investment trusts (REITs) Tier 1

A market-leading practice with an exceptionally deep bench, Washington-DC based Hogan Lovells US LLP provides comprehensive support to REIT clients. The team serves as counsel for capital markets work, corporate governance and a variety of corporate transactions and M&A, and is well placed to handle large-scale multi-jurisdictional mandates working alongside equally capable teams from across its global network. David Bonser heads the practice, bringing over 30 years of experience in securities and partnership transactions, M&A, joint ventures, and general governance. Of late, Bonser has continued his ongoing advice to VICI Properties on debt and equity transactions, and also advised Industrial Property Trust on its $3.99bn cash merger transaction with Prologis. Other leading names in the team include Mike McTiernan and Stacey McEvoy. The team is also noted for its expertise in REIT-specific tax matters, where key contacts include Prentiss Feagles and Cristina Arumi, the latter of whom heads up the US REITs tax group. Andrew Zahn is recommended for capital markets work and was promoted to partner in January 2021. Matt Thompson took an in-house position in October 2020.

Practice head(s):

David Bonser

Other key lawyers:

Prentiss Feagles; Stacey McEvoy; Abigail Smith; Andrew Zahn; Mike McTiernan

Testimonials

‘One of the premiere REIT practices. They cover all aspects – securities, capital markets, tax, finance, etc.’

‘David Bonser heads the group. He is great, fantastic judgment and quite practical. Prentiss Feagles is one of the best tax practitioners. They also have very good contacts with the SEC.’

‘REIT expertise is unparalleled. Responsiveness, personality, and culture of their firm is very appealing.’

Key clients

Park Hotels & Resorts

VICI Properties

Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

Colony Capital

QTS Realty Trust

JBG Smith Properties

American Homes 4 Rent

Public Storage

RLJ Lodging Trust

Welltower Inc.

Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP has maintained its market-leading reputation in high-stakes litigation, industry-shaping deals, and first-of-their-kind regulatory issues. Of particular note over the review period, the team assisted GE Healthcare with an emergency FCC waiver that effectively helped the client through the Covid 19 crisis. Co-chair Ari Fitzgerald is a widely respected name in the market; he is a former legal adviser to an FCC chairman. Also leading the team is Michele Farquhar, a former chief of the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau who focuses on licensing, spectrum auctions and general compliance. Trey Hanbury is another key figure and a notable specialist in relation to technology policy, especially in areas such as robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Also recommended in the team is Mark Brennan.

Practice head(s):

Ari Fitzgerald; Michele Farquhar

Other key lawyers:

Trey Hanbury; Mark Brennan

Testimonials

‘The team works exceptionally well together, has unique insights and cohesion. Their connection to the regulatory decision-makers is second to none.’

‘Trey Hanbury is a key member of the team on all things wireless. He has the ability to think like an investor, operator and regulator. His insights are critical to any phase of a deal (from initial investment to exit). He is highly regarded by the FCC and NTIA.’

‘The team at Hogan Lovells is incredibly competent, responsive, and effective. They understand the specific nuances of our industry and are always a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Columbia Capital

T-Mobile

GE

Vodafone

CBS

Spotify

HC2, Inc.

Sprint

ABC

CNN

Lockheed Martin

Daimler/Mercedes-Benz

SNR Wireless

KBR, Inc.

Dell

MSD Capital

Facebook

21st Century Fox

Honeywell

Airbus

ABL Space

S15 Space Systems

Akash

Planet Labs

Orbit Fab, Inc.

Loft Orbital Solutions, Inc.

Space Logistics, LLC

BeamTrail

Firefly Aerospace

Hunter Communications

Momentus Inc.

General Atomics

Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Advance / Newhouse Communications

HawkEye 360

Astroscale

The Aerospace Corporation

Barings LLC

NextNav

SES

Gogo

Omnispace

Melody Investment Advisers

Bell Canada

PTC 220

Aireon

HB Spectrum

LB Spectrum

TerraPact

Dun & Bradstreet

Speedcast

Asian Development Bank

MEAG

CTIA – The Wireless Association

The Walt Disney Company

ACA International

Navient

LiveVox

United Healthcare

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

TCN

Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP has continued its activity at the very top of the market, having recently acted for T-Mobile in its landmark merger with Sprint. In addition to major telecoms operators, the team is also sought out by investment houses as well as new market entrants such as Facebook. Space and satellite operations are another area of strength, largely owing to the experience of Washington DC-based Steven Kaufman and Randy Segal. Kaufman and Segal lead the team alongside former chief of the FCC's wireless telecommunications bureau Michele Farquhar. Trey Hanbury helped lead advice on the T-Mobile/Sprint deal and, alongside traditional communications, is also skilled in advising on robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Other key figures include Ari Fitzgerald, Alexander Johnson, and senior associate Arpan Sura.

Practice head(s):

Randy Segal; Steve Kaufman; Michele Farquhar

Other key lawyers:

Trey Hanbury; Ari Fitzgerald; Alexander Johnson

Testimonials

‘Excellent team, comprised of industry-leading functional experts (lending, M&A, tax, venture) and all around athletes. They have the ability to assist principals in thinking through issues before they emerge, prioritizing what’

‘Randy Segal is exceptional in her ability to understand the ins-and-outs of a transaction in a way that makes her input invaluable for an investor or owner. She brings an energy and passion that is unsurpassed in the industry.’

‘Gabrielle Witt has been a critical part of our Hogan team, able to work through details but also ratchet up to identify what is important in any transaction. She often identifies issues that we as owners might miss, but are important to minimizing risk and confusion later.’

‘The team at Hogan Lovells is incredibly competent, responsive, and effective. They understand the specific nuances of our industry and are always a pleasure to work with.’

‘Randy Segal is the absolute best, I can trust her with anything. Her partner Steve Kaufman also jumps in when needed and he’s fantastic too.’

Key clients

Columbia Capital

T-Mobile

GE

Vodafone

CBS

Spotify

HC2, Inc.

Sprint

ABC

CNN

Lockheed Martin

Daimler/Mercedes-Benz

SNR Wireless

KBR, Inc.

Dell

MSD Capital

Facebook

21st Century Fox

Honeywell

Airbus

ABL Space

S15 Space Systems

Akash

Planet Labs

Orbit Fab, Inc.

Loft Orbital Solutions, Inc.

Space Logistics, LLC

BeamTrail

Firefly Aerospace

Hunter Communications

Momentus Inc.

General Atomics

Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

Advance/Newhouse Communications

HawkEye 360

Astroscale

The Aerospace Corporation

Barings LLC

NextNav

SES

Gogo

Omnispace

Melody Investment Advisers

Bell Canada

PTC 220

Aireon

HB Spectrum

LB Spectrum

TerraPact

Dun & Bradstreet

Speedcast

Asian Development Bank

MEAG

CTIA – The Wireless Association

The Walt Disney Company

ACA International

Navient

LiveVox

United Healthcare

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

TCN

The Internet Association

Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP's 'breadth and depth of aviation expertise makes the firm stand out from other firms'. The aviation practice fields specialists in the operational rules and regulatory regimes concerning both airlines and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Clients also benefit from the team's aviation-focused colleagues in the firm's Brussels, Beijing, Munich, London, Paris, Singapore, and Mexico City offices. Senior counsel Robert Cohn, who 'may have more aviation experience than anyone practicing law in the US', heads the global aviation practice group; and Lisa Ellman is a leading light in the UAS/drone/urban air mobility market. Also key to the practice are senior counsel E (Ted)Tazewell Ellett, who has over 30 years' experience in advising aviation industry clients; and the 'always available and responsive' counsel Patrick Rizzi, who advises on business-critical regulatory, litigation and transactional matters. Matthew Clark is the senior associate to note. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Robert Cohn

Other key lawyers:

Lisa Ellman; E (Ted)Tazewell Ellett; Patrick Rizzi; Matthew Clark

Key clients

WestJet Airlines

Delta Airlines

Sun Country Airlines

Frontier Airlines

Commercial Drone Alliance

AiRXOS (Part of GE Aviation)

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Airbus SE

DroneSeed

Aerion Corporation

Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation Tier 1

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.

Practice head(s):

Latane Montague; Kevin Sheys; Joanne Rotondi; William Yavinsky

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kidney; Carl Chiappa; John Sullivan; Emily Kimball; Kathryn Lannon; Ryan Ford; Hannah Graae

Testimonials

Our business is very unique and requires a lot of flexible thinking and boundary pushing, especially with regulatory bodies. The team we work with at HL acts as a true partner and always looks out for the best interests of our business, both in a present and future sense; we never get the impression that they are trying to sell us on something that we don’t really need and they are always open to being a sounding board.’

The breadth and depth of its expertise makes the firm stand out above other firms. The firm also has deep relationships within government and the regulator.

Key clients

Daimler Trucks North America

Railway Supply Institute

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit

Denver Regional Transportation District

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Ford Motor Company

Nissan Group: Nissan Americas

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Europe

Hyundai Motor Company

Mercedes Benz

Kia Motors America, Inc.

Industry focus > Education Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP's multidisciplinary education practice has a strong bench of talent in Washington DC and is skilled in the full range of issues affecting education institutions, from corporate transactions to complex litigation. It is particularly noted for its work in the academic medical center space. The team is very active on the international stage, where Stephanie Gold has over two decades of experience acting for colleges and universities in sensitive investigations, regulatory work, and compliance. She also advises medical schools on spin-outs. Another name to note is William Ferreira, who is recommended for advising universities on expansion into the Asian and Middle Eastern markets. Ferreira heads up the education practice, while Gold leads the firm's education sector group. Clients also benefit from the firm's wider capabilities in dispute resolution and corporate. Michael Vernick joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in 2021.

Practice head(s):

William Ferreira; Stephanie Gold

Key clients

Harvard University

Yale University

Cornell University

Brown University

Arizona State University

Yeshiva University

American Council on Education

American Public Education, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Louisville

Penn State University

Duke University

University of Southern California

University of Pennsylvania

University of Maryland College Park

New York University

Columbia University

Seton Hall University

Labor and employment > Employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans: transactional Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP's 'highly professional' team is rated by clients for 'the level of detail and thoroughness they provide on employee benefits matters'. The practice is highly regarded for its strength in handling matters in highly regulated sectors, notably in life sciences and TMT; M&A and transactions specialist Michael Frank in Silicon Valley is a key name in this area. In New York, Martha Steinman is noted for handling director and executive compensation issues and proxy disclosure matters for boards of directors, senior management teams and compensation committees; while Washington DC-based Kurt Lawson is recognized as a 'stellar legal adviser'.

Practice head(s):

Michael Frank; Kurt Lawson; Martha Steinman

Other key lawyers:

Carin Carithers; Meg McIntyre

Key clients

Dell Technologies

American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences

Arm Limited

Dialog Semiconductor

SB One Bancorp

KBR, Inc.

Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC

Intel

Marvell

PVH

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP fields a team of expert litigators, which is renowned for its skills in achieving appellate-level success and representing clients before the Supreme Court. The department has extensive experience navigating complex environmental and administrative litigation on behalf of Fortune 500 companies and other major entities, with recent highlights including disputes involving mass toxic tort, cost recovery actions, CERCLA claims and citizen suits pursuant to the full array of environmental statutes. Offering nationwide coverage, the group is jointly headed by former national director of the EPA's air and civil enforcement programs Adam Kushner in Washington DC, and Scott Reisch in the Denver office. Another key contact in DC is James Banks, who is often retained by clients from the manufacturing, oil and gas and waste management sectors. The group has been bolstered by the arrival of former chief counsel of litigation for Koch Industries Jennifer Adams (Houston) and the arrivals of California-based partner Tom Boer (San Francisco) and of counsel Diana Martin (Los Angeles), the both of whom joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Adam Kushner; Scott Reisch

Other key lawyers:

James Banks; Jennifer Adams; Tom Boer; Diana Martin; Hayley Fink

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has more than 100 years of experience as a worldwide law firm and trained staff with hundreds of years of combined experience. Due to the amount of staff the firm can complete more than one task at a time and within a reasonable time. They have litigated in areas such as Air, Water, RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, ESA, DOI and FERC. Outstanding experience, cases/projects in broad compliance areas and government agencies.’

‘The Lead in environmental matters and Point of Contact for PREPA (Adam Kushner) has more than 35 years of experience. Hayley Fink also provides vast amount of technical and legal knowledge.’

Key clients

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

Millennium Pipeline Co.

Troy Chemical Corporation, Inc.

Redwood City Plant Site LLC

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Southern California Edison

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Tributary Agencies

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC

Apartment Investment & Management Company (AIMCO)

Brixmor Property Group

Keystone Original Generator Defendants Group

IBM

Earle M. Jorgensen Company

Laramie Energy, LLC

Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Umicore

Viant Medical

Mersen USA

Clark Construction

Regal Entertainment Group

Clariant Corporation

Bechtel

Prologis

Railway Supply Institute

Meritor, Inc.

Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP offers a cradle-to-grave service, with a particularly strong focus on related corporate transactional, IP and financial services regulatory advice. This includes support to emerging and established clients, including technology developers and banks, in the payment processing, insurtech and cryptocurrency space. The US team works closely with colleagues in other key hubs, including London. Washington DC-based financial regulatory partner Richard Schaberg co-heads the global fintech team, with strong support from regulatory partner Gregory Lisa (DC and New York), and Theodore Mlynar in New York, who heads the firm's blockchain-smart contracts group. Silicon Valley office head Nathaniel Gallon is active on the technology front, representing companies from across the fintech ecosystem.

Practice head(s):

Richard Schaberg

Other key lawyers:

Gregory Lisa; Theodore Mlynar; Nathaniel Gallon

Key clients

Lucidity

CertiK

PayPal

Zopa

NBT Bank

Walmart

PaySafe Group

TaxMap, Inc.

Santander InnoVentures

Barclays

Government > Government contracts Tier 2

Rated for its international public procurement experience, the government contracts and public procurement practice at Hogan Lovells US LLP has the ability to handle complex, resource-heavy bid protests and is a popular choice for some of the largest aerospace and defense companies in the US. Michael Mason steers the team on a range of matters on behalf of aerospace and defense contractors, while Joy Sturm leads on life sciences contracting work focused on the pharmaceutical, biologics and biotech industries. Michael Vernick oversees mandates in the education sector, and chairs the wider government contracts group that is noted for its cybersecurity and technology expertise and comprehensive knowledge of federal grant funding, including False Claims Act suits and investigations. Michael Scheimer is a seasoned practitioner in national security and IT contracting, while Stacey Hadeka focuses on aerospace and defense matters.

Practice head(s):

Michael Vernick; Michael Mason; Joy Sturm

Other key lawyers:

Stacy Hadeka; Michael Scheimer; William Ferreira; Allison Pugsley

Key clients

Van Andel Research Institute

Spirit AeroSystems

Colorado State University

The Scripps Research Institute

General Dynamics

Government > Government relations Tier 2

Drawing on a strong global regulatory practice and exceptional relationships at all levels of the government, Hogan Lovells US LLP's government relations and public affairs team handles complex matters facing all branches of the government. The firm enjoys a strong international presence and is highly-regarded for its representation of sovereign governments, but is also a popular choice among domestic automotive manufacturers and national industry associations. Practice head Ivan Zapien is a prominent Democratic lobbyist with a wealth of private sector and Capitol Hill experience, and former senator Norm Coleman is recommended for representation in congressional investigations. Aaron Cutler is a name to note for energy and financial services lobbying, and senior associate Ari Fridman specializes in national security and foreign policy issues. The group was further boosted in April 2020 by the arrival of Kelly Ann Shaw, the former deputy assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs and deputy director of the National Economic Council. Michael House left the firm in February 2020. All named practitioners are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Zapien; Mark Irion

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Cutler; Michael Bell; Ari Fridman; Kelly Ann Shaw

Testimonials

‘Strong government relations practice. Senator Coleman and Mike Gilliland are exceptional partners and truly care about our success. Always available and a key advocate for us.’

Key clients

Lloyd’s America

Walmart

Nissan

Airbus

Industry focus > Healthcare: health insurers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong track record in class actions, fraud and abuse litigation, routinely acting for market-leading health insurers. Of recent note, Miami-based attorneys Craig Smith and David Massey defended Centene in a state-wide putative class action suit concerning adequate access to certain prescriptions; the case ended in dismissal and a later resolution between the parties. Other key clients include United Healthcare and Anthem, which the firm represents in ERISA litigation, arbitration and general business disputes, among other matters. Michael Maddigan leads the Los Angeles litigation practice, and is recognized for his experience in class actions, False Claims Act cases, and internal investigations. In addition to its focus on high-stakes litigation, the team also advises on transactional matters and compliance, antitrust and privacy issues. Sheree Kanner leads the practice group from Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Sheree Kanner

Other key lawyers:

Craig Smith; Michael Maddigan; David Massey

Key clients

UnitedHealthcare

Anthem

Centene Corporation

Florida Association of Health Plans

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Health First

Molina Healthcare

Anthem Blue Cross of California

Medica

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP 's national life sciences practice has a strong reputation for M&A, financing transactions and large-scale commercial deals. It also stands out for its dedicated regulatory offering and its experience in IP litigation and pharmaceutical and medical device product liability proceedings. Its Washington DC-based regulatory team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Jonathan Wasserman, former associate general counsel at Bristol Myers Squibb.  It is also highly commended for its Washington DC based FDA and healthcare regulatory team. Contacts in this space include Philip Katz, who leads the group's pharmaceutical work; Randy Prebula, head of medical devices; Jonathan Kahan and David Fox, who focus on FDA matters; and Anishiya Abrol, a contact for commercial and licensing transactions. The service group is jointly led by Steve Abrams and Lynn Mehler in Philadelphia and Washington DC, respectively. Asher Rubin and Adriana Tibbitts joined Sidley Austin LLP in January 2021; Suzanne Filippi left for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in April, and Adam Golden left for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in May.

Practice head(s):

Steve Abrams; Lynn Mehler

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Wasserman; Philip Katz; Jonathan Kahan; Randy Prebula; Anishiya Abrol 

Testimonials

‘They are thorough and responsive. Best for complex matters.’

Key clients

Baxter International Inc.

Biom’Up SA

Celgene

Exact Sciences

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

LabCorp

Novartis

Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP's Washington-DC based healthcare practice is driven by expertise in health transactions and system restructuring. The firm represents numerous large-scale clients across the US, with particular emphasis on university medical centers. Highlights over the review period saw Clifford Stromberg and Leigh Oliver taking leading roles in the merger of Einstein Healthcare and Jefferson Healthcare, and also in the combination of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Atrium Health. The team has further expertise in antitrust work, coverage and reimbursement, government price reporting and digital health. Jonathan Diesenhaus leads the team's healthcare fraud and regulatory litigation work, having previously held a position with the DOJ. Practice head Sheree Kanner representation in Medicaid and Medicare litigation has also led to positive client feedback.

Practice head(s):

Sheree Kanner

Other key lawyers:

Clifford Stromberg; Leigh Oliver; Robert Liebenluft; Jonathan Diesenhaus

Key clients

Columbia University Medical Center

The State University of New York (SUNY) (all four medical campuses)

Henry Ford Health System

Atrium Health

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Penn State Health

Beaumont Health

Medical College of South Carolina

University of Minnesota (UM)

Ohio State University

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

West Virginia University – Health System

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a solid reputation in cross-border disputes. Dennis Tracey in New York handles civil litigation and regulatory proceedings, including enforcement, while Los Angeles-based Stephanie Yonekura leverages her expertise as a former federal prosecutor in global investigations, white-collar, and fraud issues. Daniel González is a contact in Miami.

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP has an experienced team of technology transactional lawyers spread throughout its US network, which is complemented by the firm's international reach, enabling seamless advice on multi-jurisdictional matters. Negotiating IP licenses and conveyances, and commercializing international portfolios forms a large part of the team's workload, and its activity spreads to growing fields such as AI, autonomous vehicles, digital health and blockchain. The firm's regulatory expertise also provides a strong edge in heavily regulated industries such as healthcare, life sciences, telecoms and fintech. Audrey Reed and John Brockland jointly lead the team from Washington DC and Silicon Valley, respectively. David London in Denver is highly experienced in this area, as is Washington DC-based Michele Farquhar, who is most active in the telecoms space.

Practice head(s):

Audrey Reed; John Brockland

Other key lawyers:

David London; Michele Farquhar

Key clients

Intel

Atlassian

Synopsys

Vexcel Imaging

Ford Motor Company

Sabre Corporation

ARM

eBay

Adobe

Dell Technologies

Mercedes-Benz

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP is a major player in regulated industries, particularly life sciences and healthcare. The firm is also at the forefront of real estate (including REIT), tech, consumer and food transactions. Its sizeable presence in Washington DC makes it especially well suited to regulated industry transactions, though its considerable growth in New York has enabled it to develop a more wide-ranging practice, including closer links to underwriters. The firm is also active in sovereign debt offerings, particularly those by Latin America sovereign issuers. Washington DC partner Eve Howard   became global head of capital markets in July 2020 and has an outstanding record in big-ticket transactions. In New York, Stuart Morrissy  has helped the team to develop strong relationships with key investment banks. Richard Aftanas  joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in 2020, further strengthening the team's connections to major issuers and underwriters, and Ben Garcia  joined the team from MilbankEvan Koster   is recommended for sovereign deals in Latin America, and Washington DC's David Bonser   stands out in REIT offerings. Washington DC-based counsel Tifarah Allen  is also recommended. All named partners are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Eve Howard

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Morrissy; Richard Aftanas; Ben Garcia; Evan Koster; David Bonser; Tifarah Allen; Richard Parrino; Kevin Greenslade; Bruce Gilchrist

Testimonials

‘We have used Hogan Lovells for our major finance work for over ten years. They know our business and they know their business. We often get them engaged on a significant transaction on short notice, yet they are always available to devote full effort to get the job done.’

‘The Hogan lawyers we use work well with opposing counsel, but always with our interests at the forefront. Bruce Gilchrist and Eve Howard have done great work for us.’

‘The Hogan team has been advising us on capital markets transactions since 2007. Their expertise in this area is broad and deep. The team is very practical, proactive, very reliable and highly responsive to our needs. They are great legal partners and have always given us sound and thoughtful advice. We have a lot of confidence in working with the Hogan team! ’

‘Rich Parrino and Kevin Greenslade have always gone the extra mile to offer advice and find solutions for us. They are both top-notch lawyers and are great at breaking down a complicated issue into easy to understand concepts and translating their analysis into sound and practical legal advice. They have great judgement and great command of substance. They are both very resourceful and are highly regarded in the legal community. We really enjoy working with both of them!’

Key clients

Adobe Inc.

Choice Hotels International

Enstar Group Limited

Equifax Inc.

FLIR Systems Inc.

Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Ingredion Incorporated

LabCorp

Lockheed Martin Corporation

McCormick & Company

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.

Republic of Ecuador

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

VICI Properties

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its advice to businesses operating in in highly regulated industries and for its public company advisory practice. Much of the team’s deal flow comes from existing public company clients, most notably in the life sciences, healthcare and real estate sectors. The firm also attracts a steady pipeline of IPO engagements including those originating from Latin America, especially Brazil. Philadelphia partner Steve Abrams acts as global co-head of life sciences and healthcare, and has a strong focus on equity capital markets offerings. Richard Aftanas brings significant additional credibility to the capital markets team in New York, having joined from Kirkland & Ellis LLP in September 2020. Washington DC’s David Bonser is an experienced figure in real estate and REIT transactions.

Other key lawyers:

Steve Abrams: Richard Aftanas; David Bonser; Sina Hekmat

Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has noted expertise in a variety of disputes in the oil and gas sector, including those relating to the development of oil and gas projects, transportation and trading, and the supply and marketing of crude oil. The team represents clients in federal and state court proceedings, and also handles international arbitration proceedings. Stefan Krantz has extensive experience advising clients on natural gas pipeline delivery systems and is also recommended for FERC proceedings. Robert Wolinsky has a strong litigation background with expertise handling oil and gas litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Robert Wolinsky; Stefan Krantz

Key clients

Columbia Gulf Transmission

Transocean

TC Energy

Nomura Holding, Inc.

TechnipFMC

Millennium Pipeline Co.

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Petrobras

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP is well known for its FERC practice, which acts for a number of electric utilities and other market participants. Daniel Stenger has a strong background in nuclear energy and represents clients before the NRC and DOE. Senior counsels Mary Anne Sullivan and John Lilyestrom are also noted. All named individuals are based in Washington DC.

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a broad oil and gas practice with clients drawn from every segment of the industry, though the team is especially active in regulatory rate cases, where it acts for major pipeline clients. The key figures in the team are Stefan Krantz and Greg Junge, both of whom have handled significant work for Columbia Gas Transmission Company, including its first Natural Gas Act section 4 rate filing in over two decades. Krantz and Junge are both in the Washington DC office.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Krantz

Other key lawyers:

Greg Junge

Key clients

Columbia Gulf Transmission

ARB Midstream

Gulf South Pipeline

Millennium Pipeline Co.

Transocean

TC Energy

Nomura Holding, Inc.

TechnipFMC

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Petrobras

Columbia Gas Transmission

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 3

Combining deep sector strength with a formidable multi-disciplinary offering  covering financing, M&A, regulatory and disputes, the 'responsive and professional' team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is well placed to advise clients on work throughout the renewables life cycle, from project development and finance, through to buy- and sell-side project M&A. An electrical engineer by trade and benefiting from prior in-house experience in the electric utility industry, Baltimore-based team head Brian Chappell is uniquely positioned to advise clients in the renewables space and is recommended for providing 'considered and commercial' advice from a purely legal as well as business perspective. Although the firm handles a substantial amount of work for established developers and utilities in the sector, it is also regularly instructed by start-ups seeking to grow their businesses in the renewables sector through venture capital equity financing. Other recommended practitioners include 'responsive' Washington DC-based partner John Lilyestrom, who provides an 'excellent work product', particularly as it relates to regulatory challenges facing stakeholders in the industry, and Miami-based partner Jorge Diaz-Silveria, who regularly advises on financing and M&A pursuant to Latin America-based renewables projects.

Practice head(s):

Brian Chappell

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Diaz-Silveria; John Lilyestrom; Hilary Tompkins; Darcy Bisset; Gary Stapleton

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive and professional.’

They have relevant experience, are effective in face-to-face negotiations, come across as credible and know how to close a deal.’

The team members are well-versed in the energy field and related engineering and construction practices. This allows them to recognize what is really important when negotiating contracts. Their real-world knowledge also enables them to make persuasive arguments with counterparties.’

Brian Chappell provides considered and commercial advice.’

‘The responsive John Lilyestrom always met the deadline, including in cases involving very short turnaround times. He provides an excellent work product.’

Key clients

Gulf Pacific Power

esVolta

Candela Renewables

Telos Clean Energy dba Telyon

Constellation Energy Commodities Group

Enel Green Power North America

Savion

UGI Energy Services

Canadian Solar

Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 3

With specialists in natural resources and environmental law, Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong profile for enforcement, legislative and other regulatory proceedings before the EPA and state agencies. The team acts for a world-class client base in relation to a variety of complex regulatory matters encompassing clean air, clean water, climate change, endangered species, hazardous waste management and chemical regulations. Former federal prosecutor and national director of the EPA's air and civil enforcement program Adam Kushner  co-heads the department out of Washington DC, while fellow co-leader Scott Reisch   is a name to note in the Denver office.  Several lateral hires from leading environmental practices rounded out an already impressive and experienced national team. One such hire was that of Tom Boer, who joined the California-based team from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, and brings to the table a wealth of experience in environmental enforcement actions and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Adam Kushner; Scott Reisch

Other key lawyers:

Jennifer Adams; Ana Gutiérrez; Tom Boer

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has more than 100 years of experience as a worldwide law firm and trained staff with hundreds of years of combined experience. Due to the amount of staff the firm can complete more than one task at a time and within a reasonable time. They have litigated in areas such as Air, Water, RCRA, CERCLA, NEPA, ESA, DOI and FERC.’

‘The Lead in environmental matters and Point of Contact for PREPA (Adam Kushner) has more than 35 years of experience. Hayley Fink, also provides vast amount of legal and technical knowledge to the team.’

Key clients

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA)

Millennium Pipeline Co.

Troy Chemical Corporation, Inc.

Redwood City Plant Site LLC

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Southern California Edison

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Tributary Agencies

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC

Apartment Investment & Management Company (AIMCO)

Brixmor Property Group

Keystone Original Generator Defendants Group

IBM

Earle M. Jorgensen Company

Laramie Energy, LLC

Western Slope Colorado Oil and Gas Association

Umicore

Viant Medical

Mersen USA´

Clark Construction

Regal Entertainment Group

Clariant Corporation

Bechtel

Prologis

Railway Supply Institute

Meritor, Inc.

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP's full-service immigration group also has a niche practice in international trade laws and export compliance, as well as servicing clients on traditional immigration matters. Based out of Washington DC, the team handles national security-related immigration work for governments, and employment-based visa issues for multinational corporations and higher education clients. Aleksandar Dukic leads the team alongside co-chair Beth Peters, who also manages the trade and investment group. Also in the team is newly promoted Anne Fisher who advises on customs and economic sanctions, as do a team of senior associates based in the Northern Virginia office. The group has an active pro-bono practice handling cases of asylum and immigration for children.

Practice head(s):

Beth Peters; Aleksandar Dukic

Other key lawyers:

Anne Fisher

Key clients

Starr Companies

Insulet Corporation

Precigen Inc. (formerly named Intrexon Corporation)

City Facilities Management

Central American Bottling Company

Venture Global LNG

Diligent Corporation

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP's insurance group advises on complex corporate, regulatory, and litigation matters, including those related to Covid-19, insurtech, cybersecurity breaches and data protection. Co-led by David Newmann in Philadelphia, the team is also well-known for its work in high-stakes coverage and bad faith litigation arising from D&O and professional liability. David Hensler in Washington DC and Vanessa Wells in Silicon Valley jointly lead the team; Hensler has a strong track record in complex insurance disputes and Wells is highly regarded for negotiating with the California Insurance Regulator to establish the rates that insurance companies can charge their clients.

Practice head(s):

David Newmann, David Hensler; Vanessa Wells

Key clients

Chubb

Starr

Anthem

Blue Cross Blue Shield

UnitedHealth Group

Allianz IARD

Travelers

Personal Insurance Federation of California

Property Casualty Insurance Association of America

California State Automobile Association (CSAA)

Farmers Insurance Group

National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

American Strategic Insurance

Tax > International tax Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells US LLP, Washington DC-based Jasper Howard advises on a high volume of international M&A transactions, particularly in the TMT and defense sectors. Cristina Arumi (also based in Washington DC) and Josh Scala in San Francisco are the team’s REIT experts, handling international tax structuring for non-US investors. In Baltimore, Nancy O’Neil represents private equity investors active in the hotels, technology, media and entertainment, and financial services sectors. The practice group is headed by Siobhan Rausch in Washington DC, who provides a full-range of tax advice to tax-exempt organizations, including public charities, private foundations, universities and health systems. The team also acts for prominent sovereign wealth funds.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Other key lawyers:

Jasper Howard; Cristina Arumi; Josh Scala; Nancy O’Neil

Key clients

Dell

Ford

Intel

Marvell

Kingdom Holding Company

Bell Partners

QTS Realty Trust

Public Storage

VICI Properties Inc.

Park Hotels and Resorts

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP handles complex international merger proceedings, including multi-jurisdictional filings and representation of major clients in investigations before the DOJ, FTC, and international competition bodies. The team is headed by Edith Ramirez and Joseph Krauss.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP advises both vendors and customers on the negotiation of outsourcing transactions, and has been especially active for universities in this space. In addition to software licensing and purchases, the team's recent work has also included strategic partnerships and joint ventures to service a range of business functions. The practice group is jointly led by Zenas Choi in Northern Virginia and Audrey Reed, who operates out ofWashington DC and New York. The team also has a presence on the West Coast, where San Francisco-based John Brockland is a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Zenas Choi; Audrey Reed

Other key lawyers:

John Brockland

Key clients

Ford Motor Company

Howard University

GlobalFoundries

M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong record in activist campaigns and complex corporate governance issues. Its strength in advising public companies is reflective of the wide-ranging expertise of practice head Paul Hilton, who splits time between Denver and New York. In October 2020, Matt Thomson left the Washington DC-based team to pursue an in-house career.

Practice head(s):

Paul Hilton

Other key lawyers:

John Beckman

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 3

Headed up by Evan Koster, the derivatives team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has a particular focus on the Latin America region. Clients include sovereign entities and international financial institutions, which Koster advises on regulatory issues and transactions involving the energy, insurance and healthcare industries. The group is well integrated into the firm's global service network and often works alongside colleagues in Europe and Asia to handle cross-border structured deals and derivatives contracts.

Practice head(s):

Evan Koster

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s full-service tax practice is especially active in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, auto manufacturing and TMT. The team is led by Siobhan Rausch, wha has deep experience acting for tax-exempt organizations. Other key contacts include Cristina Arumi, a seasoned REIT specialist, and Jasper Howard, who has experience structuring and executing a broad range of transactions. Josh Scala is based in Silicon Valley, and is recommended for advising real estate and private equity clients on the tax aspects of commercial transactions. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Arumi; Jasper Howard; Josh Scala

Testimonials

‘Hogan’s tax team is responsive and flexible which makes working with them very easy. I appreciate how they’ve gotten to know our preferences and work those into the legal agreements up front. I also enjoy their pleasant demeanor and client-first approach.’

‘Christine Lane is a great M&A tax partner who is very responsive and provides great service! Cristina Arumi is also a great M&A tax partner who is able to cut through the noise and focus on what’s important. David Steenburg has been a solid member of Christine’s team as well.’

Key clients

Dell

Ford

Intel

Marvell

Arm Limited

QTS Realty Trust

Adobe

Industrial Property Trust

Park Hotels & Resorts

Public Storage

M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a versatile service group that represents an impressive mix of big name corporate and fund investors, as well as emerging companies. In particular, clients have highlighted the firm's 'strong government and regulatory capability, Silicon Valley presence and experience, and truly global capability'. The team is jointly led by Nathaniel Gallon and Jon Layman in Silicon Valley, with key members spread throughout the firm's national network, including in Denver, New York, and Washington DC, where partner Mahvesh Qureshi has built a strong practice.

Practice head(s):

Nate Gallon; Jon Layman

Other key lawyers:

Mahvesh Qureshi

Testimonials

‘We conduct our operations globally. This made Hogan Lovells a unique fit given their strong government and regulatory capability (e.g.  government contracting, etc.), Silicon Valley / tech presence and experience, and truly global capability.’

‘Nate Gallon was the lead partner on the deal, and Derrik Forshee the senior associate (now Counsel). Both were everything you would expect of large firm lawyers. Extremely responsive, always available (the deal was very active through Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years), high leverage from brief conversations, very technically capable and experienced, etc. In no areas were either of them lacking.’

‘Nate navigated the complex corporate governance waters masterfully, remaining a trusted and balanced source by all parties, while driving the deal forward. He and Derrik also did very well with the non-standard and complicated mechanics that came into the deal, and in the modifications necessary to preserve or recast them in the context of the go forward combined company. This was not in any way, shape, or form a plain vanilla M&A deal.’

Key clients

Novartis

Facebook

Norwest Venture Partners

Santander

Intel

Vexcel Imaging

Fall Line Capital

Tyson Foods

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Paladin Capital

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings Tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP's US-based global offerings practice is largely driven by Latin America transactions. This includes sovereign offerings and structured finance-related transactions; diversified payment rights deals are a particular forte thanks to the expertise of senior figure Emil Arca. While much of the practice centers on debt transactions in emerging markets throughout Latin America, the firm has landed a growing market share of equity offerings from Brazil. Evan Koster is noted for sovereign offerings and Sina Hekmat is experienced in representing German issuers in global offerings.

Practice head(s):

Emil Arca

Other key lawyers:

Evan Koster; Sina Hekmat

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells provides a unique service to clients, helping them identify an effective solution. Their involvement exceeds the drafting and revision of contracts. Hogan’s team gets involved in structuring helping investment banks to address client’s needs, providing constructive solutions.’

‘HL has been able to integrate their LatAm practice to provide coordinated services across products. Partners stands out for their commitment to collaboration; most of our deals require involvement from partners with different areas of expertise (ESG/natural resources, derivatives, capital markets, etc). HL has been able to deliver those services better than peers.’

‘Always available: responsive and knowledgeable. Very close relationship with their clients, anticipating needs and ready to provide alternative solutions.’

Key clients

Banco BMG

BOC Aviation

Citigroup Global Markets

Colgate-Palmolive

Enstar Group Limited

HSBC Securities (USA)

Knighthead Capital Management, LLC

PVH Corp.

The Government of the Bahamas

Republic of Ecuador

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP has experience in bet-the-company litigation and routine defense of alleged monopolization practices. The group specializes in cases concerning price-fixing, market allocation and vertical and horizontal agreement allegations, as well as class actions, government suits and individual claims. Edith Ramirez is the key contact.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP' team has longstanding experience advising clients on both investment and commercial arbitration matters. The group is noted for its global footprint, which includes a notable presence in the Middle East; trilingual Samaa Haridi is a key New York-based contact for Middle Eastern clients.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 4

With continued mandates from key clients including Airbus, Arm Limited, Ford, and Lockheed Martin, Hogan Lovells US LLP has enjoyed a strong year in a difficult transactional environment, with a broad range of sector expertise and the firm’s global platform enabling it to handle large-scale deals for marquee clients. The US team is geographically diverse, with leaders across numerous key commercial centers. Keith Flaum is a key figure in the Silicon Valley team, handling technology and life sciences M&A as well as co-ordinating work across the Americas. Also in Silicon Valley, Richard Climan has an excellent record in technology and e-commerce work, advising major clients such as Walmart and Sinopsys; he is a noted thought leader for tech and innovation-focused M&A. William Curtin, heads the global M&A team from Washington DC and New York, and has been involved in transactions for Airbus, Arm, and Daimler, among others. Elizabeth Donley is another key figure in Washington DC; she focuses on US and cross-border transactions for clients including Lockheed Martin. North Virginia-based senior associate Ashlee Sawyer Gilson is taking an increasingly prominent role in aerospace, defense, and automotive sector deals, and recently represented Ford in the $2.6bn investment by Volkswagen into its autonomous vehicle platform.

Practice head(s):

William Curtin; Elizabeth Donley; Keith Flaum

Other key lawyers:

Richard Climan; Ashlee Sawyer Gilson

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has an outstanding M&A team across the board, and they definitely are the preeminent tech-M&A law firm in the country. There is no better team for this type of work.’

Key clients

Applied Materials

Arm Limited

Dell Technologies

Facebook

Ford Motor Company

Kingdom Holding Company

Intel Corporation

Marvell Technology Group

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Walmart

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: automotive/transport Tier 4

The team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has represented OEMs and distributors in various product liability litigation cases, in appeals, large recalls and consolidated actions. The firm also has experience in managing multijurisdictional disputes. Michael Kidney in Washington DC has over 25 years of litigation experience and is a key lawyer in the team. Baltimore-based Lauren Colton, head of the firm’s products law group, focuses her civil practice on product liability litigation which includes individual, mass tort and class actions in federal and state courts across the country.

Other key lawyers:

Michael Kidney; Lauren Colton

Intellectual property > Patents: litigation (full coverage) Tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP's mainstays are the life sciences and technology sectors. The Washington DC-based Celine Jimenez Crowson is the head of the practice. Arlene Chow moved to Latham & Watkins LLP in June 2020.

Practice head(s):

Celine Jimenez Crowson

Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 5

Headed by David Winter, the team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has a longstanding relationship with private funds and small business investment companies, as well as clients in the energy and real estate sectors. The practice recently advised Canapi Ventures on multiple matters, including its inaugural funds, Canapi Ventures SBIC Fund, L.P. and Canapi Ventures Fund, L.P., fintech venture capital funds, which has raised approximately $575m across two separate investment vehicles. Partner Adam Brown re-joined the team in June 2020 from Paul Hastings LLP.

Practice head(s):

David Winter

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown

Testimonials

‘This team has taken the time to understand our firm’s risk tolerances and sensitivities. In addition, this team is adept at explaining complex situations in an easy to understand manner.’

‘Our team is primarily comprised of Bryan Ricapito and Andy Bloom. We find the team easily accessible and available on short notice if necessary. The team is able to clearly communicate and separate critically important matters vs. those that are preferable or nice to have.’

Key clients

Canapi Ventures

Partners for Growth

Enlightenment Capital

JBG SMITH (formerly The JBG Companies)

Latticework Capital Management

New Road Capital Partners

Bow River

Ironwood Capital

St. Cloud Capital

Bell Partners

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

The coast-to-coast coverage provided by Hogan Lovells US LLP positions the team to meet the needs of a large and diverse group of market participants, including debtors, creditors, committees, and distressed asset investors. The team is particularly well known for its expert handling of cases which lie at the intersection of regulatory matters and bankruptcy law, and for its knowledge of IP issues relating to insolvency. Global practice head Christopher Donoho is based in the New York office, which also houses Americas co-head Ronald Silverman and recently promoted counsel John Beck. The Los Angeles office is the base for a number of other key practitioners, including joint practice head, Richard Wynne; David Simonds, who is noted for his cross-border expertise; and bankruptcy litigation specialist Erin Brady.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Donoho; Ronald Silverman; Richard Wynne

Other key lawyers:

Erin Brady; David Simonds; John Beck

Testimonials

‘Our experience with the Hogan Lovells team was wonderful. Combination of a very capable and knowledgeable team with very accessible and personable manners.’

‘Very high quality partners acting as a team. Ready to bring in another partner’s expertise when the subject matter expands. High quality international law firm, with an abundance of resources in different geographies, and willingness to work in tandem with one another.’

‘The team is full service: bankruptcy/creditor rights, litigation and industry expertise. The team manages a complex multinational case with divergent client interests in a smooth manner. The team thinks tactically; their professionals are very thoughtful and thorough re problem analysis and solving. They also try to stay two steps ahead of where the case is heading to maximize value for their clients.’

‘Very high quality partners, with an abundance of experience in their practices. They communicate with the client and act in partnership.’

‘The team had a wide variety of skills. In particular, Ronald Silverman and Bruno Ciufettelli were strong pillars in the team. They helped coordinate the rest of the team very effectively.’

‘Ronald Silverman is very thoughtful, great background/expertise in bankruptcy matters, thinks strategically and is very collaborative David Simonds is excellent at client management, is extremely thorough, a good communicator and great to work with.’

‘Ronald Silverman and David Simonds encourage input from all team members in developing case strategies. They both treat team members respectfully regardless of the experience level of the team member. John Beck and Jennifer Lee are younger lawyers in the New York office. They are hard working and extremely talented lawyers.’

Key clients

ACON Investments

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas

Republic of Ecuador

The ALDO Group

Madison Pacific

Repsol S.A.

Atalaya

Knighthead Capital Management

Drivetrain, Inc.

Lockheed Martin

Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 6

Hogan Lovells US LLP's financial institutions team is led by Richard Schaberg, who stands out for his experience in bank M&A work. Counsel Sara Lenet is another name to note; she handles regulatory matters both for banks and clients in the fintech sector. Schaberg and Lenet are based in Washington DC.

Dispute resolution > Appellate: courts of appeals / Appellate: supreme courts (states and federal)

Hogan Lovells US LLP is known for its regular engagements on high-profile appellate mandates in the US Supreme Court, as well as in federal and state courts of appeal. Former Principal Deputy Solicitor General Neal Katyal shares leadership of the department with the highly regarded Cate Stetson, who recently hit a milestone of 100 arguments at appellate stage. Katyal is a minority appellate star, whose US Supreme Court legacy will include breaking Thurgood Marshall’s record for a number of arguments presented by a minority litigator. The past year saw Katyal take the lead on acting on behalf of the respondents in the closely watched case of Fulton v City of Philadelphia, which raises significant issues relating to religious rights and certification of same-sex couples as foster parents. Jessica Ellsworth’s wide-ranging practice includes multiple representations of clients in the higher education sector. Counsel Mitchell Reich is a rising star in the team.

Practice head(s):

Neal Katyal; Cate Stetson

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Ellsworth; Mitchell Reich

Finance > Project finance

Hogan Lovells US LLP's nationwide network provides a solid platform for comprehensive advice on energy and infrastructure projects, including P3 projects. The firm also has complimentary expertise in regulatory issues, and is therefore able to represent sponsor clients before various state agencies including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy and the Department of Transportation. Jorge Diaz-Silveira leads the team from Miami and focuses on assisting developers and sponsors on the financing of renewable energy projects. From the Baltimore office, Brian Chappell co-leads the energy and natural resources industry group and advises on M&A involving portfolios of renewable energy assets.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Diaz-Silveira

Other key lawyers:

Brian Chappell; David Locasio; Darcy Bisset

Testimonials

The firm has a very commercial focus and is a real asset in getting deals over the line not just being ridged to a specific engagement letter. They are a real addition to the internal team and are very practical in their approach to achieving the desired result without creating unnecessary billing hours. I have really found Hogan Lovells to be the most commercial legal team in the market.

I have worked with David Locascio on a large number of transactions in the last two years and it is always a pleasure. He is very professional, commercial, always available and goes above and beyond in his service delivery. He is often the lynch pin that pulls the deal together in the last few days and is the voice of reason when at the wire.’

Dave Locascio is stellar. He is intelligent, has depth of knowledge, is super efficient in his work, reasonable in his billed hours, comprehensive, reliable and responsive. Dave actually has detailed knowledge of the transaction he works on as opposed to many other law firms where the partner relies on associates to do the reading and identify issues.

Key clients

Gulf Pacific Power

esVolta

Regional Transportation District (Colorado)

US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Inter-American Development Bank

Enel Green Power North America

Savion

International Finance Corporation

Candela Renewables

Constellation Energy Commodities Group

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP's efforts to develop stronger connections to agency lenders and DFIs has enabled it to build a fervent pipeline of Latin America financing engagements. The firm also represents a number of Latin American banks and has extensive experience in sovereign debt restructurings. The core of the practice centres on project and infrastructure finance, corporate lending, and trade and receivables finance. It is also at the forefront of derivatives and securitisation, thanks to the presence of Emil Arca and Evan Koster; Koster was also a lead partner in advising the Republic of Ecuador on its collective action clause capital markets transactions, as part of the country's large international debt restructuring. Ricardo Martinez is a key figure in corporate lending, project finance and trade finance, has been instrumental in developing connections to agency lenders and DFIs, and has a particularly strong record in Brazil, Colombia and Chile. All named individuals are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

Key clients

The City of Cordoba

Republic of Ecuador

IDB Invest

Knighthead

IFC and OPEC Fund

CBC

BdP

National Commercial Bank Jamaica

Banco de la Producción

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a broad-based capital markets practice covering a range of equity and debt products, along with structured finance and derivatives transactions. It also has broad geographic coverage, which includes sovereign offerings for the Republic of Ecuador, a key long-term client for the Latin America practice, and the city of Córdoba in Argentina. Emil Arca is global head of the capital markets group and a leader in structured finance and securitisations, notably diversified payments rights transactions. Evan Koster is noted for sovereign bond offerings, while Sao Paulo's Isabel Carvalho is an experienced figure in Brazil IPOs and follow-on offerings. Ben Garcia has joined the firm from Milbank to provide additional senior-level capital markets expertise to the Latin America team, especially in the project bonds segment.

Practice head(s):

Emil Arca

Key clients

Banco BMG

Banco de la Producción

Banco del Pacifico

Banco do Brasil

Banco Industrial

Banco Pichincha

BNP Paribas

Caixa Participações

Citigroup Global Markets

Empresa Pública de Exploración y Explotación de Hidrocarburos Petroamazonas

HSBC Securities

Republic of Ecuador

The Central America Bottling Corporation

The City of Córdoba

Change is happening faster than ever, and legal challenges come from all directions. To stay ahead, organisations need to anticipate what’s next. Hogan Lovells understands this and works together with its clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. With 2,500 lawyers on six continents, Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. The firm provides practical legal solutions that help clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities.

Whether a client is expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help.

The firm’s lawyers are straight-talking. They understand and solve the problem before it becomes one. And they deliver clear and practical advice that gets the job done.

A fast-changing and interconnected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That’s what Hogan Lovells provides. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, the firm’s legal solutions are aligned with each client’s business strategy. The firm’s experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives it the market perspective to be the global partner of choice for its clients. The team at Hogan Lovells brings a diverse variety of backgrounds and experience which delivers a broader perspective. This ultimately makes for more rounded thinking and better answers for clients. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of the firm’s core. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties.

Main areas of practice: Hogan Lovells is based around five main practice groups:

Corporate: Hogan Lovells’ presence throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States means that they can work with clients to successfully deliver on strategic cross-border and domestic transactions. The practice assists public and private companies, private funds and other investors, investment banks, financial institutions and governmental entities on their most complex and challenging transactions.

Finance: located in the world’s financial hubs, Hogan Lovells’ finance practice is consistently rated as a market leader by respected legal directories and trade publications. The practice comprises business restructuring and insolvency, infrastructure and project finance, securitization and structured finance, debt capital markets and banking.

Government regulatory: in an increasingly complex global market, it is more important than ever to understand, anticipate and quickly respond to a wide range of regulatory challenges. The practice’s objective is to help clients achieve a competitive advantage and minimize regulatory risk. The firm’s experience at the intersection of business and government enables it to guide clients successfully through the growing array of regulatory issues.

Intellectual property: the intellectual property group helps drive clients’ business growth by protecting and leveraging their ideas and innovations, brands and creative works. Its lawyers combine a strategic, global outlook with local knowledge and a keen understanding of the technological and business factors involved in this area of law.

Litigation and arbitration: the practice has a long track record of achievement in complex, high-stakes disputes. Because its lawyers are leaders in their local jurisdictions and function across offices as one team, the firm is positioned to deliver both local insight and global perspective to meet clients’ interests in multi-jurisdictional matters.

Hogan Lovells also has deep knowledge about many key industry sectors, such as: aerospace, defense and government services; automotive; consumer; education; energy and natural resources; financial institutions; infrastructure; life sciences and healthcare; real estate; sports and recreational facilities; technology, media and telecoms; and transportation.

* Hogan Lovells is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP.

Photo Name Position Profile
 Emil Arca photo Emil Arca Partner
 Carl J. Chiappa  photo Carl J. Chiappa Partner
 Arlene Chow photo Arlene Chow Partner
 Adam Golden photo Adam Golden Partner
 Marc Gottridge  photo Marc Gottridge Partner
 Samaa Haridi photo Samaa Haridi Partner
 Michael Hefter photo Michael Hefter Partner
 Evan Koster photo Evan Koster Partner
 Eric J. Lobenfeld  photo Eric J. Lobenfeld Senior Counsel
 Ricardo S. Martinez  photo Ricardo S. Martinez Partner
 James G. McGovern  photo James G. McGovern Partner
 Jeffrey Schneider  photo Jeffrey Schneider Partner
 John Sullivan  photo John Sullivan Partner
 Michael Szlamkowicz  photo Michael Szlamkowicz Partner
 Dennis H. Tracey, III  photo Dennis H. Tracey, III Partner
Ms Lillian Tsu photo Ms Lillian Tsu Partner
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