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

Government > Government relations

Leveraging strong relationships at all government levels and within regulatory bodies, Hogan Lovells US LLP fields a considerably-sized team of professionals well-positioned to assist an array of clients, ranging from sovereign governments to corporations and individuals. International relations feature prominently in the team’s work, and crosses over into traditional strengths in international trade, automotive, tax, financial services, and life sciences and healthcare. Practice head Aaron Cutler splits his time between lobbying and congressional investigations, gravitating towards the energy and financial services sectors, and assisting hedge funds and private equity clients. Former Senator Norm Coleman realizes his specialism in foreign sovereign work, and has recently expanded his reach into the tech space, preparing individuals to testify before committees in congressional investigations. Ivan Zapien drives the group’s relationship with Walmart, and has strong links to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, frequently undertaking work related to Latin America and Mexico on behalf of clients. Cybil Roehrenbeck is the resident healthcare specialist, further specializing in representing the AI Healthcare Coalition. Michael Bell leads on FEC and LDA compliance, employing transportation, judiciary, IP, and automotive experience in assisting Nissan. Jamie Wickett is a tax guru and leading expert on the Inflation Reduction Act, and is in demand in the automotive, energy, and mining sectors. Counsel Ari Fridman draws on previous experience in the House Foreign Affairs Committee in supporting foreign sovereign clients, as well as advising on congressional investigations.

Practice head(s):

Aaron Cutler

Testimonials

‘Very actively engage/communicate with the client from the early stage of the project as a team.’

‘The team is comprised of experts from each field that helps the team offer creative and well-thought out solutions for the client.’

‘Great engagement and feedback to client, clear communication, excellent knowledge on specific topics.’

Key clients

Nissan North America

Walmart Inc.

Talon Metals

CNX Resources Inc.

Xcel Energy

AI Healthcare Coalition

Sanmina Inc.

Work highlights

  • Acted as trusted advisor to Walmart, focusing on establishing and nourishing relationships with Democrats on Capitol Hill, and engaging with Congress in the areas of privacy, immigration, trade, and foreign policy as it relates to Central America.
  • Advised Nissan on a wide variety of regulatory and legislative issues, including the drafting in Congress of every major tax bill affecting the US auto industry, particularly concerning electric vehicles and manufacturing credits in the IRA.
  • Assisted the AI Healthcare Coalition with securing a major regulatory win in the 2023 Medicare OPPS final rule.

Healthcare > Life sciences Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP fields a deep litigation bench with expertise in the life sciences, strengthened by the October 2023 arrivals from Dechert LLP of patent litigators Howard Levine in Washington DC and Jennifer Swan in Silicon Valley, both of whom have experience in Hatch-Waxman disputes. On the non-contentious front, the practice supports major players in the pharmaceutical sector with their patent protection strategies, and is also noted for its work navigating the FDA approvals process. Leadership of the overarching practice is split between Philadelphia-based Steve Abrams, who handles IPOs and M&As in the sector, and Washington DC’s Lynn Mehler, who guides drug and biologics developers through the FDA approvals process; FDA approvals are also the key area of focus for Randy Prebula, also based in the capital. In Denver, Jodi Scott advises medical device manufacturers on MDRs and FDA inspections, while Washington’s David Fox tackles Hatch-Waxman litigation as it relates to generic drug production. Product liability litigation is the domain of Baltimore’s Lauren Colton, who represents clients facing MDLs and class actions, while Cullen Taylor and Anishiya Abrol, based in Virginia and Washington respectively, as supporting clients with the protection of their drug and medical devices patent portfolios and licensing transactions. Houston’s Andrew Strong is well versed in assisting early stage companies with growth strategies, financing and mergers.

Practice head(s):

Steve Abrams; Lynn Mehler; Randy Prebula; Lauren Colton; Cullen Taylor; Jodi Scott; Andrew Strong; Anishiya Abrol

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells Philadelphia Life Science Team has delivered high touch, tremendous customer service. They are always available and meet all key deadlines. In addition, they are very strategic in their approach.’

‘Very dependable and reliable team. Always available and the two partners on the account are always the service providers, no bait and switch. Always keep the big picture in mind.’

Key clients

Bristol Myers Squibb

Danco Laboratories

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Labcorp

Novartis

Pfizer

Salarius Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Gilead Sciences

OptiNose Inc.

Daiichi Sankyo

Work highlights

  • Represented Danco Laboratories, manufacturer of Mifeprex, a drug approved to terminate pregnancy, in a lawsuit seeking to revoke FDA’s approval of the drug.
  • Advised Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited on its multibillion dollar global collaboration with Merck to develop and commercialize three of its DXd antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs).
  • Advised Tevogen on patent prosecution and intellectual property strategy, and most recently on its combination with publicly traded special purpose acquisition company Semper Paratus Acquisition Corporation.

Industry focus > Education Tier 1

Demonstrating ‘broad expertise in higher education, both within the US and internationally’, the Washington DC-based team at Hogan Lovells US LLP routinely acts as lead counsel for universities and medical centers involved in investigations, as well as providing support with litigation and regulatory compliance mandates. The practice is co-directed by firm global education lead Stephanie Gold, who specializes in sensitive regulatory compliance matters, government investigations, litigation, and corporate transactions in the education sector. Alongside her, the ‘nothing less than outstanding’ William Ferreira heads up the firm’s global public procurement practice and has experience advising clients in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. His areas of specialization include federal grants and contracts and US government funding matters such as research integrity, conflicts of interest, foreign influence, and False Claims Act enforcement. Joel Buckman focuses his practice on education regulatory matters, including Title IV federal student financial aid compliance and Title IV program reviews. Megan Wilson is noted for her work helping higher education institutions to comply with anti-discrimination laws.

Practice head(s):

Stephanie Gold; William Ferreira

Other key lawyers:

William Crawford; Joel Buckman; Megan Wilson

Testimonials

‘In the educational area I am sure that Bill Ferreira’s team from Hogan Lovells is leading in Mozambique and other areas of the African continent. The practice is very suited to local needs and they are very innovative.’

‘The team is quick to respond, up to date on all matters and laws and available all the time.’

‘Bill Ferreira has a lot of experience in African educational projects. I appreciate the knowledge and legal capacity that the lawyers have shown. They fully understand the local needs and culture.’

‘I have had the opportunity to work with Bill Ferreira on multiple occasions, and he is nothing less than outstanding. Apart from his understanding of laws and interpretation, which is excellent, his solutions-oriented approach to any problem that we are discussing gives a lot of comfort, making him our go-to lawyer for anything education-related.’

‘Broad expertise in higher education, both within the US and internationally.’

‘Bill Ferreira, William Crawford, and Stephanie Gold have provided valuable assistance in a range of areas, particularly international work.’

Key clients

Yale University

University of Kansas

University of Idaho

Carnegie Mellon University

American Council on Education

National University System

New York University

Vanderbilt University

University of Louisville

Work highlights

  • Represented Yale University after plaintiffs alleged that putative classes of current and former Ivy League athletes were injured by a policy prohibiting athletic scholarships.
  • Acted as lead counsel for the University of Kansas in the NCAA Independent Accountability Review Process (IARP) and evidentiary hearing held in April 2023.
  • Advised Carnegie Mellon University on a wide range of education policy matters and controversies in the education industry.

International trade > Trade remedies and trade policy Tier 1

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s trade remedies and trade policy offering benefits from its ability to collaborate with subject matter specialists in Asia, the EU and the UK to provide comprehensive global support. A top choice for trade litigation, the group leverages particularly strong experience in advising on Section 201 and 301 matters. Among the names to note, Deen Kaplan possesses an illustrious record in trade litigation and dispute settlement proceedings—including before the World Trade Organization (WTO)—and also stands out for his expertise in the agriculture sector. In an example of his work in the latter sphere, Kaplan teamed up with Jared Wessel and counsel Michael Jacobson to represent fertilizer company, MacroSource, before the US International Trade Commission (USITC) on tariff cases. Jonathan Stoel co-chairs the wider international trade and investment practice and acts for sovereign and corporate clients on trade disputes and policy matters, with a focus on free-trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The Washington DC-based group also includes trade remedies specialist Craig Lewis; trade policy-focused senior counsel Warren Maruyama; up-and-coming Kelly Ann Shaw, who is a former Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs; and senior associate Maria Arboleda.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Stoel

Testimonials

‘We appreciate the team for its personalized legal and strategic advice.’

‘Lawyers stand out for their service. Deen Kaplan and Jonathan Stoel go above and beyond to accommodate our needs and schedule, and explain strategies in plain language.’

Key clients

Kinder Morgan

ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Urenco and Louisiana Energy Services (LES)

MacroSource LLC (previously Gavilon Fertilizer)

Government of Ontario

Canadian Solar; Heliene; Silfab Solar; and the Government of Canada

BYD (HK) Co.

US Grains Council (USGC); Growth Energy; Renewable Fuel Association

Companhia Siderurgical Nacional and CSN

Gerdau Corsa, S.A.P.I. de C.V.; Sidertul, S.A. de C.V. (now merged with Gerdau Corsa, S.A.P.I. de C.V.)

Work highlights

  • Represented Kinder Morgan through a multi-staged administration and litigation process to recoup over $75m in Section 232 tariffs that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) unlawfully collected on certain imports of steel pipe.
  • Represented the Government of Ontario in several NAFTA, USMCA, and DOC dispute proceedings involving multiple aspects of the softwood lumber from Canada trade dispute.
  • Advised Companhia Siderurgica Nacional and CSN LLC on defending the results of successful sunset reviews concerning hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel.

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

Routinely involved in advising public company clients and Fortune 500 companies on significant policy and transactional matters, Hogan Lovells US LLP is able to handle day-to-day corporate governance practices, securities law compliance, and SEC reporting. Praised for fielding a team of ‘dedicated attorneys that specialize solely in this subject area’, the practice is well-placed to represent clients across the life sciences, healthcare, tech and manufacturing sectors. At the helm sits John Beckman  who is noted for his focus on securities regulation and corporate governance, frequently representing public companies in connection with shareholder interactions. Elsewhere in the team, Alan Dye  is sought after for his expertise in all aspects of securities law compliance, while senior associate Weston Gaines is experienced in SEC reporting and securities law compliance. All practitioners mentioned are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

John Beckman

Other key lawyers:

Alan Dye; Weston Gaines

Testimonials

‘The firm has dedicated attorneys that specialize solely in this subject area and are not corporate generalists. They also bring substantial SEC experience and expertise to the table, on the corp fin side.’

‘The firm has the capability to act in an activist scenario, which is unusual for firms with a securities and governance practice headquartered in Washington DC.’

‘John Beckman brings a wealth of experience and the ability to execute to the table. His sound counsel can be relied upon in a myriad of securities and governance scenarios. He has a significant reputation which he has earned with decades of dedication to his practice.’

‘Brendan Oldham is a seasoned senior associate with strong client skills and excellent technical acumen.’

‘Deep knowledge, very accessible.’

‘John Beckman and Weston Gaines are our contacts. They go above and beyond to provide practical, prompt advice and counsel.’

Key clients

3M Company

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co.

Dell Technologies Inc.

Equifax Inc.

Ford Motor Company

Ingredion

Invivyd Inc.

Lockheed Martin Corp.

Mallinckrodt plc

Papa John’s International, Inc.

PPG Industries

SecureWorks

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Walmart Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Abercrombie & Fitch and its board of directors on governance matters and an internal investigation related to alleged sexual misconduct by the company’s former CEO.
  • Advised Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Equifax Inc., Ford Motor Company, Papa John’s International, Inc., NVR, Inc., and Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. on various SEC reporting developments in the reporting period, including rapidly changing business conditions, impacts arising from the international conflicts, global inflation, rising interest rates, and potential U.S. Government shutdown.
  • Acted for the Independent directors of Orthofix Medical Inc. in its decision to terminate its CEO, CFO, and General Counsel for inappropriate and offensive conduct following an internal investigation.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s privacy and cybersecurity team works with clients ‘to holistically and globally address issues’, from comprehensive advice on federal and state privacy developments to government regulatory investigations and high-stakes privacy litigation. Practice head Scott Loughlin regularly handles data-heavy M&A and technology acquisitions, including third-party risk management. The longstanding sector expertise of Marcy Wilder is cited by clients as demonstrative of the firm’s ‘in-depth privacy knowledge’: Wilder’s experience in government healthcare policy involved developing HIPAA regulations, and current work includes supporting clients through high-profile data breaches and privacy enforcement investigations. Multi-national technology and software companies seek out Bret Cohen for technical knowledge in cloud computing, AI, machine learning and social media, and also leads the firm’s education privacy practice. Paul Otto is noted for risk management, regulatory compliance and incident response matters, particularly in the life sciences and health sectors. Heading up the technology and telecoms industry sector group, Mark Brennan assists clients in navigating internet policy decisions, and the growing influence of AI. In New York, Peter Marta leverages previous in-house and intelligence experience to manage cybersecurity threats. Harriet Pearson  departed the team in August 2023. All team members are based in Washington DC unless otherwise stated.

Practice head(s):

Scott Loughlin

Testimonials

‘Global reach, expertise in privacy and security, practical advice, reasonable cost structure. Quick turnaround of projects and responsiveness, relationship for many years so deep understanding of our business.’

‘Very professional, technically very skill, fast, with friendly approach and at the same time robust business acumen.’

‘The pragmatism that the team brings to advising us is unique. When advise is given, it’s actionable (and we don’t have to have numerous discussions in order to get the advice). Additionally, Hogan has expertise in a wide range of areas and across the globe. We are able to work with their teams to holistically and globally address issues.’

‘Peter Marta is always available and his background helps us address difficult issues in real-time. Pete is one of my favorite attorneys to work with.’

‘The lead partner of the data privacy practice, Marcy Wilder, actually co-authored HIPAA. This illustrates the in-depth privacy knowledge that this firm has.’

‘Melissa Levine and Paul Otto are excellent privacy attorneys that I rely on weekly.’

Key clients

Equifax, Inc.

Fox Corporation

Major League Baseball

National Football League

Salesforce

Quora

Kyndryl

Autodesk

UnitedHealth Group /Optum

Elevance (formerly Anthem, Inc.)

Laboratory Corporation of America (Labcorp)

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA)

Foundation Medicine

Oracle

Globe Life

Exact Sciences

Otsuka

McGraw-Hill

Work highlights

  • Regularly working with UnitedHealth Group (UHG), including its United Healthcare and Optum businesses, on cutting-edge health privacy and cybersecurity issues to protect healthcare data.
  • Advising Autodesk, a global leader in developing software that helps companies around the world design and build products, services and operations, on a range of cutting-edge privacy and data protection matters regarding the client data sitting at the heart of the platforms Autodesk helps to produce.
  • Advising the National Football League (NFL) on a range of data protection matters both in the United States and around the world.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s ‘deep bench of very experienced attorneys‘ counts key market players, sovereigns, ECAs and private equity and venture capital funds among its clientele, offering both regulatory and transactional advice across the telecoms, broadcast and satellite sectors. The firm fields an established policy practice, advising on FCC matters and proceedings and providing federal and state advocacy on various issues, such as 5G spectrum, universal service and network resiliency. With deep experience in communications, internet and media law, Ari Fitzgerald leads the Washington DC-based team. Practice co-head Mark Brennan leads the technology and telecoms industry sector group and is the driving force behind the firm’s AI initiative. With extensive public-sector experience, Michele Farquhar advises on regulatory strategy and policy initiatives. Randy Segal and Alexis Sáinz co-lead the space and satellite practice, expanding the team’s satellite finance capabilities and focusing on satellite, wireless, drone and technology transactions. Also an expert in space and satellite matters, Steven Kaufman advises on new space technologies and represents investors and companies in NewSpace transactions. Katy Milner excels in the representation of clients before the FCC, Congress, and federal agencies. George John, John Castle and Ryan Thompson are active members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Ari Fitzgerald; Mark Brennan

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells has excellent attorneys with a deep bench of very experienced attorneys who know the industry, regulations, and regulators.’

‘Ari Fitzgerald and John Castle have second-to-none knowledge of the FCC and its regulation of the wireless industry and in particular with regard to communications with drones/UAS. They have shown great ability to develop creative strategies to provide solutions for clients.’

‘Mark Brennan and his team are incredibly responsive and consistently provide thoughtful, creative solutions on some of our most pressing matters. Mark and his team provide strategic counsel to our global government affairs and public policy, legal, and product teams on a broad range of key priorities. Among other areas, Mark advises on AI, social media regulation, telecoms and privacy laws, IoT and connected device issues,’

‘The group provides a high caliber of support to their clients. They have deep knowledge of regulatory issues and provide wise counsel efficiently.’

‘Ari Fitzgerald and Ryan Thompson. Ari is an excellent lawyer with deep FCC and telecommunications background. He also has extensive business experience and leverages that to provide very thoughtful advice on both legal and strategic issues.’

‘Ryan has extensive knowledge of regulatory matters. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to be responsive and thorough. He has provided excellent advice and counsel and works to make sure the client has considered all angles of an issue but once the client has made the call, Ryan is very effective in executing on the plan.’

Key clients

Columbia Capital

Florida Power & Light

Newspace clients

T-Mobile US

SNR Wireless

Rivada Space Networks

Vodafone and Vodafone Americas

NextNav

TCN

LiveVox

SES

Blue Origin

Ovzon

Gogo LLC

Advance Publications

Export-Import Bank

Export Development Canada

Pavlov Media

Edison Electric Institute

CTIA

Intrado

Drone Racing League

United Launch Alliance (Joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Boeing)

Leading trade associations, including US Chamber of Commerce, American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), Edison Electric Institute, Cargo Airline Association, ACA International.

Innovative and entrepreneurial NewSpace companies, e.g., ABL Space, Akash, Beetlesat, Firefly Aerospace, Fleet Space, Inspiration 4, Isotropic Systems, Kepler, Leaf Space, Lunasonde, Orbite, Plus Ultra Space, Ramon Space, Rogue Space, Sateliot, Space Villages, Turion, Xona Space System, and Zeno Power

Work highlights

  • Advising Florida Power & Light (FPL) on FCC spectrum issues raised by its desire to integrate innovative commercial drones more extensively into its core business operations in order to allow FPL to efficiently inspect and ensure the integrity of its extensive power transmission network, and forecast and address weather emergencies that can disrupt service.
  • Advising Rivada Space Networks (Rivada), which is seeking to deploy a satellite constellation, with its major contracts, capital raising transactions and strategic matters.
  • Advising Gogo on communications regulatory and policy issues, including compliance matters and participation in rulemaking and policy proceedings across multiple agencies and advising Gogo on a major new spectrum leasing opportunity with a satellite operator.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP boasts ‘broad capabilities’ on both the transactional and regulatory side. The firm advises an impressive roster of key industry players, including Vodafone and T-Mobile and notable new entrants to the sector, on network transactions, tower purchases and sales and MNO arrangements. Ari Fitzgerald leads the Washington DC-based practice, with a diverse clientele of communications network operators, equipment manufacturers, industry trade associations and investors. Mark Brennan heads of the technology and telecoms industry sector team, as well as the firm-wide AI group. Michele Farquhar brings knowledge of spectrum auctions and licensing to the team. With particular expertise in emerging technologies, Katy Milner advises telecoms and tech companies and trade associations, while George John, John Castle and Ryan Thompson are other names to note. The firm also fields a market-leading space and satellite practice, including a satellite finance team, that remains at the forefront of key market developments and transactions in the sector; as well as handling procurements and acquisitions, the team advises on innovative space applications, such as space-based solar power collection and transmission and investment in the ‘new space’ sector. Randy Segal and Alexis Sáinz co-head the space and satellite practice, and Steven Kaufman strengthens the team’s offering, advising satellite clients and representing investors and companies in new space transactions.

Practice head(s):

Steven Kaufman; Randy Segal; Alexis Sainz

Other key lawyers:

Ari Fitzgerald; Michele Farquhar; Mark Brennan; Katy Milner; George John; John Castle; Ryan Thompson; Zenas Choi; Luke Iovine; Keith Flaum; Gabrielle Witt

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells team is exceptional. They are just as responsive and competent as any team could be. What sets them apart is that they bring creative and practical solutions to difficult issues. They know where their client needs to be and they make sure to work to that goal.’

‘The team has broad capabilities and always puts the best person on a given task. This provides excellent work and efficiency.’

‘I consider Alexis Sainz to be the best space industry lawyer in the world. She is highly competent and focused. She is creative and innovative. She is also very personable. I always hope to see her working on my projects; no matter what side of table she is on, it is always good.’

‘Steve Kaufman is also an excellent lawyer and great to work with for all the same reasons. Steve’s sense of humor is second to none and he uses it to dissipate tension in high-pressure situations.’

Key clients

Columbia Capital

Rivada Space Networks

NextNav

SES

Blue Origin

Ovzon

TCN

LiveVox

Ciena Corporation

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Advance Publications

Export-Import Bank

Walt Disney Company

Export Development Canada

United Launch Alliance

ABL Space

Akash

Beetlesat

Firefly Aerospace

Fleet Space

Inspiration 4

Isotropic Systems

Kepler

Leaf Space

Lunasonde

Orbite

Plus Ultra Space

Ramon Space

Rogue Space

Sateliot

Space Villages

Turion

Xona Space System

Zeno Power

Work highlights

  • Advised NextNav on its acquisition of Nestwave SAS, as well as on its $70m principal amount of senior secured high yield notes and its private offering of common stock purchase warrants.
  • Advising Rivada Space Networks, which is seeking to deploy a satellite constellation, with its major contracts, capital raising transactions and strategic matters.
  • Provide full, end-to-end services to new space and high-endurance unscrewed aerial vehicle companies, including satellite project and telecoms financing support, regulatory advice, and space license applications.

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

Premier REIT firm Hogan Lovells US LLP is the go-to firm for many public REITs and represents a large number of prominent and upcoming REITs as company or underwriter’s counsel in the US. Due to the firm’s international presence it is also well-versed in advising on any potential cross-border matters. The practice has a top notch REIT tax team and is well-versed on REIT M&A transactions as well as IPOs, joint ventures, capital markets, and corporate governance. The practice is jointly led by David Bonser and Cristina Arumi from Washington DC. Bonser is a well known REITs lawyer with over 30 years of experience advising public and private companies on corporate, securities, and partnership transactions. He specializes in assisting real estate companies with raising capital. Arumi leads on the the REITs tax space, focusing on tax aspects of capital markets and complex M&A. Mike McTiernan advises public REITs on corporate and securities matters from Washington DC, while Josh Scala advises REIT clients such as Welltower on tax issues from San Francisco. Washington DC-based REIT M&A expert Stacey McEvoy is also noted for her prowess in M&A and joint venture transactions. Newly promoted partner Lauren Clarke is also key to tax aspects of REIT transactions and divides her time between Denver and New York. Washington DC-based Prentiss Feagles is a prominent lawyer in REIT tax.

Practice head(s):

David Bonser; Cristina Arumi

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

VICI Properties

Welltower

Public Storage

Park Hotels & Resorts

JBG Smith Properties

Brixmor Property Group

American Homes 4 Rent

Life Storage

Franklin BSP Realty Trust

RLJ Lodging Trust

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.

W.P. Carey

LXP Industrial Trust

Americold Realty Trust

Work highlights

  • Represented Life Storage in its successful defense of a hostile takeover attempt and subsequent $12.7 billion friendly merger with Extra Space Storage, creating a $47bn enterprise value combined company.
  • Represented Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. in a merger with Regency Centers Corp., by which Regency acquired Urstadt Biddle in an all-stock transaction.
  • Advised VICI Properties Inc. on its $1.27bn acquisition from Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) of BREIT’s 49.9% interest in the joint venture that owns the MGM Grand Las Vegas and Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

Transport > Aviation and air travel: litigation and regulation Tier 1

According to clients, Hogan Lovells US LLP has ‘the most knowledgeable, well-informed practice around’. In addition to its traditional aviation work, the Washington DC-based practice stands out for its drone-related credentials: Recent highlights include assisting drone manufacturer Pyka with securing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate (commercially nationwide) its zero-emission, highly-automated Pelican Spray uncrewed aircraft. The team also routinely works with American Airlines’ regulatory affairs team on FAA and US Department of Transportation (DOT) issues. Consistently mandated by airlines and aerospace companies, Robert Cohn is highly rated for his aviation-related regulatory, transactional, litigation and government relations advice. As chair of the firm’s global uncrewed aircraft systems practice, Lisa Ellman further serves as executive director of the Commercial Drone Alliance (an independent non-profit industry organization). Also integral to the group are Patrick Rizzi, who regularly acts before the DOT and FAA, and former FAA chief counsel (and acting deputy administrator) Arjun Garg, whose ‘experience is extremely valuable to clients’ and who recently advised the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Tennessee) on FAA policy in relation to an airport’s change in control. The next line of active practitioners includes Matthew Clark, an expert in federal regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Lisa Ellman; Arjun Garg; Pat Rizzi

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Great aviation regulatory team!

Hogan Lovells is the most knowledgeable, well-informed practice around.’

Exceptional and timely delivery of services – the best, especially in the area of aviation and uncrewed systems.

This team has more expertise in FAA matters than any other firm. They are recognized as leaders in the field for a reason.

The individuals are what make HL so special. The people are consummate professionals who are always interested in clients’ issues, take the appropriate time to understand them, and offer meaningful solutions. They always go the extra mile.

There is not one area of the law or a foreign country where Hogan Lovells does not have subject matter experts.

Robert Cohn and Pat Rizzi are phenomenal resources.

Arjun Garg is incredibly responsive and has keen insights into FAA policies and importantly, personnel. Arjun’s experience is extremely valuable to clients. No matter the issue, Arjun is either capable of expertly handling the issue, or he quickly assembles a team of subject experts to assist.

Key clients

Airobotics

American Airlines

Atlas Air

Florida Power and Light

Major League Baseball

Pyka

Republic Airways

Sustainable Skylines

WestJet

Zipline

Work highlights

  • Achieved a major result for drone manufacturer Pyka in securing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate (commercially nationwide) its zero-emission, highly-automated Pelican Spray uncrewed aircraft.
  • Regularly works alongside American Airlines’ regulatory affairs team (as aviation regulatory counsel) on FAA and US Department of Transportation issues.
  • Advised Atlas Air on aviation regulatory, FCC and government contract matters, in conjunction with the purchase of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (its parent company) for over $3bn by an investor group consortium.

Transport > Rail and road: litigation and regulation Tier 1

Dedicated to delivering solutions’, Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s global automotive and mobility sector practice is consistently mandated by both traditional automotive companies and emerging mobility entities on regulatory matters, including the use of biometric data and incident preparation and response issues. The department also has widely-respected litigation credentials. In relation to rail, the group represents major suppliers to railroads, in addition to light rail transit systems and freight and national passenger railroads; and it has notable expertise in the compliance aspects of transporting hazardous materials by rail. New York-based John Sullivan represents automotive companies in franchise litigation; Michael Kidney defends automotive industry-related lawsuits; and Joanne Rotondi and Ed Fishman are ‘very knowledgeable and responsive’. The practice also includes litigation and trial attorney Ryan Ford; Denver-based Emily Kimball, who is the Railway Supply Institute’s outside counsel; and the firm’s global automotive and mobility sector group co-head, William Yavinsky. Hannah Graae and Carolyn Kraska are other active team members. Kevin Sheys departed the firm in January 2024, and Latane Montague left the team in April 2024. All attorneys named are in Washington DC unless otherwise mentioned.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Rotondi; William Yavinsky; Emily Kimball

Testimonials

Excellent lawyers across the board, but particularly strong drafters who have great strategic insights.

Dedicated to delivering solutions to clients in a timely and cost-effective manner, while understanding how to balance the counterparties’ concerns and issues.

Deep understanding of the rail industry and regulatory environment, which facilitates concise and effective responses for clients.’

‘Availability for clients (including weekends) when needed.

Strong rail industry and regulatory knowledge, solid technical and legal expertise, and good business sense make the Hogan team the best in class.

Well versed in freight rail regulatory work, so clients do not need to spend a lot of time teaching them the industry – they hit the ground running.

Emily Kimball does a great job.  She knows rail regulation extremely well, has good sensitivity in relation to business realities, and is knowledgeable about the regulatory landscape.

Joanne Rotondi and Ed Fishman are very knowledgeable and responsive. For every kind of question clients ask, the team has someone with deep knowledge in that particular area.

Key clients

BMW

General Motors

Honda

Hyundai

Kia

Mercedes-Benz

Stellantis

indie Semiconductor

Hyundai Motor America

Genesis Motor America

Nissan North America Inc

Daimler Truck

Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company

Ford Motor Company

TBC Corporation

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Railway Supply Institute

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Denver Regional Transportation District

Work highlights

  • Secured a victory for Hyundai Motor America in a challenge (brought before the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles by a dealer in the Tampa area) to Hyundai’s requirements for dealers to sell and service Hyundai-Ioniq brand electric vehicles.
  • Provides compliance advice to Nissan North America on numerous topics, including corporate investments and the implications of regulatory and legislative policy changes.

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP's recent workload includes matters in the TMT, life sciences, automotive, defense, and financial services industries. The group’s multi-faceted capabilities encompass domestic and international cartel investigations, where the team leverages the firm’s global antitrust team, internal investigations, and leniency matters, which are often related to employment or public procurement. The creation and implementation of antitrust compliance programs with a focus on cartel conduct is another key competence of the team. Kathryn Hellings is at the helm of the practice and offers particular expertise with no-poach agreements, while Dan Shulak conducts internal investigations and is well versed in supporting global companies in cross-border investigations by multiple enforcement agencies. Both are well supported by Melissa Levitt, who is representing both companies and individuals in governmental – criminal and civil – investigations, and is also equipped to handle related civil litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Kathryn Hellings

Other key lawyers:

Work highlights

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

Energy > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP supports clients throughout the whole lifecycle of pipeline infrastructure development, from project planning and environmental reviews to prosecution and defense of permit applications before FERC and federal courts. The Washington DC-based team has particular expertise in LNG-related matters, routinely advising on Section 4 proceedings as well as on commercial issues relating to LNG export demand. The practice is led by Stefan Krantz, who has significant experience advising major pipeline companies in connection with large natural gas pipeline delivery systems. Greg Junge specializes in advising pipeline clients in certificate and abandonment proceedings and natural gas pipeline certificate regulation. Zachary Launer represents major corporations in rate cases, while Allison Hellreich supports a broad range of energy industry participants, including natural gas pipeline companies, with regulatory and transactional matters.

Practice head(s):

Stefan Krantz

Testimonials

‘Tremendous experience in almost every aspect of the energy industry. They are a go-to firm for almost every issue. FERC compliance is particularly strong.’

‘Great customer service/responsiveness.’

‘Greg Junge is the consummate FERC practitioner. He has seen and done it all under the natural gas act. No-nonsense practical legal advice knows our business model.’

‘The individuals I use at the firm are rarely unfamiliar with a new issue. This saves our company, time, and money. Quick phone calls almost always lead to the answers I need.’

‘They are strategic, thoughtful, and conduct themselves as if they are in house. They care just as much as we do about the quality of the outcome.’

‘Stefan Krantz is a trusted business partner. He guides us on all elements of our business, and he truly cares about what we do and how we do it. The quality of his work and thought process is unsurpassed.’

Key clients

Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC

ANR Pipeline Company

TC Energy

Texas Gas Transmission

Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC

Gulf South Pipeline

Northern Border Pipeline Co.

UGI Sunbury

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.

Texas LNG Brownsville LLC

Transocean

Work highlights

  • Defended pipeline company Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, a subsidiary of TC Energy, against allegations made by Ascent Resources – Utica, LLC, a natural gas exploration and production company.
  • Represented ANR throughout the entire process of preparing, filing, litigating, and ultimately achieving a favorable settlement in its most recent Natural Gas Act Section 4 rate filing.
  • Represented Texas Gas Transmission in obtaining and defending regulatory approvals for its Henderson County Expansion Project, which aims to facilitate a substantial reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by, among other things, allowing Texas Gas’ customer to retire existing coal-fired generating facilities and to add new wind and solar resources.

Environment > Environment: regulatory Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s environment and natural resources practice is well established across several key sectors, including energy, aviation, telecommunications, transport and have wide experience advising on clean up, contamination, hazardous waste, emissions, real estate and public and Native American land issues. The group is co-chaired by Denver’s Scott Reisch , a key point of contact for clients seeking assistance with compliance and contamination issues, and Washington DC’s Adam Kushner , who is best known for his ability to resolve issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation Recovery Act. Over in San Francisco, Tom Boer draws upon a strong background in the chemicals industry to assist clients, while Washington DC-based Hilary Tompkins predominantly aids with clean energy and ESG matters. Scot Anderson  and Ana Maria Gutiérrez have left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Scott Reisch; Adam Kushner

Other key lawyers:

Tom Boer; Hilary Tompkins; Joanne Rotondi

Testimonials

‘Scott Reisch is my first choice whenever a legal review or action is needed. He is always available and consistently provides excellent legal advice and support. He has expertise with regulatory agencies across the country which is vital for my company that has a national presence.’

Key clients

Inhance Technologies

Apartment Investment & Management Company and Apartment Income REIT Corp

McDonalds

Bolthouse Farms

B. Braun Medical, Inc.

Enterprise Products Operating

Commercial Drone Alliance

Nissan North America, Inc.

Brixmor Property Group

Canadian Pacific

Lumen Technologies

Government > Government contracts Tier 2

Highly regarded for its work in the education sector, Hogan Lovells US LLP is similarly well-versed in assisting clients in the life sciences, aerospace, defense, tech, and telecoms industries with a variety of bid protests, M&A, and government contracts counseling. The group is led out of Washington DC by William Ferreira, a federal grants and international projects expert who excels in the education and healthcare spheres, advising on procurement, auditing and costs accounting, enforcement, and FCA investigations. Global head of aerospace and defense industry sector group Michael Mason is a heavy hitter in bid protests at the COFC and GAO, and is frequently retained on bet-the-company matters. Joy Sturm is squarely focused on procurement work in life sciences and pharma, with significant experience with Veterans Affairs and the DOD’s Tricare program. Michael Scheimer deals primarily with defense contracting and matters of national security, while Stacy Hadeka is a standout in aerospace and defense bid protests, as in the case of MVM’s successful challenge of an Unaccompanied Children Transportation and Logistics services contract.

Practice head(s):

William Ferreira

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells team has a broad knowledge of government contracting requirements including current developments, Executive Orders, proposed rules, etc. Their expertise across the ever-growing risk landscape enables my business to move confidently forward within the US Government arena.’

‘The individuals I have worked with at Hogan Lovells have impressed with depth of knowledge, a focus on customer service and willingness to meet us where we are and help us solve issues. All of this is especially true of Stacy Hadeka.’

‘Very responsive with a focus on providing practical advice.’

‘Michael Mason and Stacy Hadeka are extremely knowledgeable and experienced.’

‘Hogan’s Government Contracts team stands out for the depth and breadth of the team members’ knowledge of both the laws and regulations and the government agencies’ personnel and practices. For difficult situations or sensitive matters, Hogan is my go-to place for well-informed and wise counsel.’

‘Many of the partners were formerly in-house in government agencies and have inside knowledge of the thinking behind the rules we are required to follow.’

‘Michael Mason is extremely responsive and his advice is nuanced and detailed. We rely on him for the most difficult defense contracting issues.’

‘I work most commonly with William Ferreira and his team in the Higher Education practice. I value Bill’s ability to zero in on the the important details that we need in order to get my clients what they want in a safe and compliant manner.’

Key clients

The Providencia Group LLC

MVM Inc.

Engineering, Research and Consulting Inc.

Tactical Air Support Inc.

Dun & Bradstreet

Oasis Systems LLC

Firefly Aerospace

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Zoll Medical Corporation

Pfizer

Kearney & Company

SOFTwarfare

Intelsat US LLC

InDyne LLC

Carnegie Mellon University

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented MVM in a bid protest filed at GAO challenging the approximately $1bn award to Acuity International for HHS ORR’s Unaccompanied Children Transportation and Logistics services.
  • Successfully defended ERC against a bid protest and supplemental challenges filed by Amentum over NASA’s $240m contract for services to operate and maintain laboratories, developmental shops, and test facilities for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Successfully represented Tactical Air Support in a bid protest at GAO challenging an Air Force award to Top Aces Corporation for Adversary Air training services for the Eglin and Luke Air Force Base locations.

Healthcare > Health insurers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP routinely acts for insurers in coverage disputes and cybersecurity matters, in addition to advising clients on HIPAA compliance. Leading the practice from Washington DC, Ronald Wisor has extensive expertise in healthcare fraud and abuse matters. Miami’s Craig Smith represents a number of major health plans and systems in Medicare and Medicaid-related mandates, while David Massey is well versed in disputes involving ERISA and FCA violations. Litigator Michael Maddigan often acts in class actions and insurance disputes in Los Angeles. The Washington DC group was bolstered by the arrival of Kenneth Field from Jones Day, who adds his extensive knowledge of antitrust issues within the healthcare sphere.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Wisor

Key clients

UnitedHealth Group

Optum

Globe Life, Inc.

Kaiser Permanente

Parker Jewish

AgeWell New York, LLC

Molina Healthcare of Florida

UnitedHealthcare of Florida

CIGNA Healthcare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Represented UnitedHealthcare in various lawsuits across the country, including Florida and California. The matters were successfully resolved in favor of the client.
  • Advised Kaiser Permanente on the creation of Risant Health, a new subsidiary to which Kaiser expects to commit $35-50bn to acquire health systems in various parts of the US.
  • Representing Molina Healthcare in a class action lawsuit filed by Comprehensive Pathology Associates alleging that Molina Healthcare’s Florida Medicaid health plan failed to comply with Florida law by not covering certain hospital-based pathology services.

Healthcare > Service providers Tier 2

Primarily based in Washington DC, the team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is known for assisting a varied client list of academic medical centers and health systems with reimbursement issues, antitrust matters, and the restructuring of clinical assets. Practice head Ronald Wisor has notable regulatory expertise, particularly in relation to the reimbursement of novel technologies, Anti-Kickback rules, and healthcare fraud and abuse issues. False Claims Act expert Jonathan Diesenhaus is noted for his litigation capabilities, regularly acting in cases concerning civil healthcare fraud, and assisting the American Hospital Association (AHA). With longstanding expertise in transactional matters, Clifford Stromberg acts for a range of health systems and managed care organizations. New York’s Jeffrey Schneider is well equipped to assist provider clients with the full range of transactional issues relating to hospitals. Experienced litigator Sheree Kanner‘s workload consists of high-profile Medicare and Medicaid cases at a federal level, and Kenneth Field joined the Washington DC practice in March 2023, bringing his deep knowledge of healthcare and antitrust law.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Wisor

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Kaiser Permanente

Columbia University Medical Center

The State University of New York

Louisiana Children’s Medical Center

Essentia Health

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Oregon Health & Science University

American Hospital Association

Vitality Home Health (d/b/a/ Trilogy Home Health)

University of Minnesota

Health First

Healogics

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Work highlights

  • Advised Kaiser Permanente on the creation of Risant Health, a new subsidiary to which Kaiser expects to commit $35-50bn, to acquire health systems in various parts of the US.
  • Representing Columbia University on a variety of transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters, including ongoing counseling on medical school faculty issues, the acquisition of physician practices, numerous joint ventures, significant expansions and at least two transformative transactions.
  • Representing Essentia Health, a $3bn Minnesota health system, in its combination with Marshfield Clinic Health System, a $3bn Wisconsin health system. The combined system will be one of the largest providers of rural healthcare, and one of the larger systems in the Upper Midwest.

International trade > CFIUS Tier 2

The CFIUS group at Hogan Lovells US LLP combines ‘technical skill and experience with business and commercial awareness’. The team is routinely involved in sensitive transactions involving critical business areas, where it utilizes the wider firm’s strength in heavily regulated industries to particularly excel in CFIUS reviews concerning the TMT, nuclear, life sciences, and aerospace and defense spheres. Key specialists in the Washington DC-based practice include Anne Salladin, a former long-serving senior counsel at the USDT, where she was involved in developing laws and regulations related to CFIUS. Salladin recently represented NuScale and Fluor Enterprises, NuScale’s majority shareholder, before CFIUS regarding the sale of a portion of Fluor’s equity interest in NuScale to a Japanese state-owned financial institution. As a former intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, Brian Curran also leverages significant government-side national security experience; he acted alongside colleagues in Shanghai to advise China-based Northern Light Venture Capital on CFIUS matters relating to a potential investment in a US company. Senior associate Zachary Alvarez provides capable support.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very strong technical skills, while its depth of team and experience are second to none.’

‘The team manages to take a complicated area and give clear advice, combining technical skill and experience with business and commercial awareness.’

‘The team, composed of Brian Curran and Zachary Alvarez, focuses on CFIUS and is distinguished by its comprehensive approach to addressing the regulatory challenges faced by companies engaging in cross-border investments.’

‘The team leverages Hogan Lovells’ global network to provide localized expertise in critical markets, ensuring that advice is compliant with US regulations and is also mindful of local legal and business contexts. It provides tailored advice that aligns with our business objectives and risk-tolerance levels.’

‘Brian Curran and Zachary Alvarez excel in devising proactive strategies to mitigate potential risks, enabling clients to navigate the complexities of CFIUS reviews confidently. Their broad experience with transactions across a variety of industries equips them to handle complex cases.’

‘Brian Curran does a fantastic job in connecting our clients with the right service providers within the firm. His ability to quickly grasp the core issues at hand in a fast-moving transaction makes it possible for us to get Brian and his colleagues quickly involved in deals where they need to move quickly.’

Key clients

Northern Light Venture Capital

NuScale Power, LLC

Amogy Inc.

SES SA

Hyundai Engineering Company

Work highlights

  • Provided China-based Northern Light Venture Capital with CFIUS mandatory filing analysis for a contemplated investment in a US target that develops therapeutic healthcare remedies.
  • Advised tech start-up Amogy on CFIUS matters related to its $150m Series B financing, with South Korea’s SK Innovation serving as the Series B lead; Temasek and Aramco Ventures also participated in the financing.
  • Advised Hyundai Engineering Company on the CFIUS implications of its investment in Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC).

International trade > Customs, export controls and economic sanctions Tier 2

‘Blending legal expertise with a deep understanding of global trade dynamics’, Hogan Lovells US LLP is particularly recognized for its thriving export controls and economic sanctions practice, while it also maintains a significant customs offering. In terms of the former area, the group draws on colleagues in Asia, the EU and the UK to provide a strong base of heavily regulated industry clients with multi-jurisdictional regulatory and enforcement advice, particularly in relation to perceived ‘high-risk’ countries, such as Russia, China, Iran, and others. Key names to note include Beth Peters, who is widely regarded as a market leader for export controls and economic sanctions matters. Overarching international trade and investment co-head, Ajay Kuntamukkala, is also a high-profile name for export controls and economic sanctions, where he counts Pfizer among his representative clients. The Washington DC-based group also draws on the export controls and sanctions expertise of Stephen PropstAleksandar DukicAnthony Capobianco and counsel Josh Gelula. On the customs side, trade litigator Craig Lewis and international trade and investment co-head Jonathan Stoel are recommended. In January 2024, Chandri Navarro left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ajay Kuntamukkala; Jonathan Stoel

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells’ international trade practice stands out for its comprehensive approach, blending legal expertise with a deep understanding of global trade dynamics. Also stands out for its strength in navigating complex regulatory landscapes and provision of strategic advice on trade policies.’

‘In comparison to other firms, Hogan Lovells’ emphasis on cross-border collaboration and a global perspective sets it apart. Notable innovations include leveraging technology for efficient legal solutions and fostering diversity to enrich perspectives within the practice.’

‘A highly knowledgeable team with mastery of very complex subject matter. Easy to work with, responsive and thorough, particularly Craig Lewis and associate Greg Hawkins. Greg was just superb with a masterful command of the information and subject matter, which was detailed and complex.’

‘The team is collaborative, responsive, and understands the needs of its clients. Stephen Propst is highly efficient and well informed when it comes to higher education clients.’

‘Very responsive and capable lawyers. Aleksandar Dukic is an outstanding practitioner, practical and very experienced.’

‘This is a very knowledgeable team, especially in the area of sanctions and export control. Lawyers are responsive to difficult scenarios requiring guidance, and provide responses that are thorough, yet easy to understand.’

‘Beth Peters provides exceptional support. I have worked with Beth for the past seven years, and she has always been extremely responsive and helpful with very complex regulatory issues.’

Key clients

Lockheed Martin

Numerous companies and universities handling export control technology and engaging in technology transfers

Multiple satellite and space industry clients

ZTE

Pfizer

Valbruna Slater Stainless

Stratasys

Evraz, N.A.

North American Interpipe

BYD (HK) Co

Companhia Siderurgical Nacional and CSN LLC

Work highlights

  • Advised Lockheed Martin on trade compliance due diligence concerning potential portfolio companies, related risk analysis and compliance with applicable export control laws.
  • Acted as lead US export controls and sanctions counsel to China-based ZTE, assisting with all aspects of compliance with US regulations and the terms of the company’s 10-year Superseding Settlement Agreement with the DOC.
  • Advised Pfizer on a number of trade issues, including economic sanctions, export controls, and trade policy issues globally.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP stands out for its cross-border capabilities, particularly in key sectors such as life sciences, healthcare, and real estate, as well as education, consumer goods, and TMT. Co-chairing the practice from New York, Martha Steinman offers advice to boards, compensation committees, and senior executives on a range of issues, including corporate governance, disclosure requirements, securities law, and tax considerations, especially during corporate transitions and post-deal integrations. In Washington DC, fellow co-chair Carin Carithers excels in retention and motivation strategies for management and employees during M&A, including the structuring of welfare benefit and equity compensation plans. Meg McIntyre, also based in DC, advises executives and corporate clients on definitive agreements, disclosure preparations, and golden parachute tax concerns. The New York team was recently bolstered by the arrival of David Olstein in November 2023 from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, who is noted for his ‘very high level of expertise’ in ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and fund formation. Michael Frank in Silicon Valley stands out for his technology and telecom sector expertise. Kurt Lawson left the firm in November 2023.

Practice head(s):

Martha Steinman; Carin Carithers

Testimonials

‘Carin Carithers is exceptional. Very smart, measured and practical. She gives me great advice.’

‘David Olstein just moved to Hogan Lovells and he has a very high level of expertise in dealing with ERISA Title I matters.’

‘David Olstein has many years of experience and is connected in the ERISA community.’

Key clients

Life Storage, Inc.

Peakstone Realty Trust

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.

Intel Corporation

Sovos Brands

Tevogen Bio

ASSA ABLOY AB

Marsh McLennan

Four Three Education, Inc.

Sesen Bio, Inc.

Mercedes-Benz

NBT Bancorp

Orthofix Medical Inc.

Apiom/Go1

Autodesk, Inc.

IBM

indie Semiconductor

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

PVH

Work highlights

  • Represented Life Storage in its successful defense of a hostile takeover attempt and subsequent $12.7 billion friendly merger with Extra Space Storage.
  • Advised Peakstone Realty Trust, formerly known as Griffin Realty Trust, on the listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc. in a definitive merger agreement with Regency Centers Corp., by which Regency will acquire Urstadt Biddle in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 2

The Hogan Lovells US LLP practice has extensive sector-specific expertise across the automotive, tech and educations fields and consistently provides ‘creative and solutions-oriented advice‘ in connection with high-value transactions. Frequently handling both the corporate as well as the antitrust and IP aspects of impactful M&A, the firm draws on a network of offices across the US and abroad to routinely advise on cross-border deals. Global head William Curtin splits his time between Washington DC and New York and is an expert in the aerospace, energy, and transports industries, while co-heads Elizabeth Donley and Keith Flaum focus on divestitures and joint ventures from Washington DC and Silicon Valley, respectively. From New York, Peter Cohen-Millstein is knowledgeable on leveraged buyouts, and Silicon Valley-based Richard Climan specializes in life sciences transactions. In Denver, Matthew Eisler assists with minority deals and Russell Hedman leads on venture capital-backed investments, while Silicon Valley’s Jalpit Amin chiefly handles leveraged buyouts as well as carve-outs.

Practice head(s):

William Curtin; Elizabeth Donley; Keith Flaum

Other key lawyers:

Richard Climan; Peter Cohen-Millstein; Matthew Eisler; Adrienne Ellman; David Gibbons; Joseph Gilligan; Russel Headman; Jane Ross; Jalpit Amin; Matthew Bowles; Katherine Keeley

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells’ M&A team, led by Bill Curtin, is highly experienced with sophisticated transactions, responsive, creative and solutions-oriented.’

‘Bill Curtin, in particular, has provided trust-worthy service to us and has been responsive and strategic in his counsel.’

‘Adrienne Ellman is our go to partner. Invaluable legal guidance and appreciation at all times of commercial and operational sensitivities. Adrienne interacts supremely well not only with us, but also with attorneys and counsel acting on behalf of our customers, potential customers. She also manages relationships with other hogans attorneys we deal with very well.’

‘The team was well organized and there were strong individuals who were able to run a complex process and simplify for their client. There was the correct balance within the team and solutions were always provided. In heated negotiations, they were able to narrow the issue down to the crux and resolve it with good efficiency. All in all, the firm and the team were excellent, in particular Matthew Bowles.’

‘Matthew Bowles was our day-to-day contact, delivered quick and effectively, was always available and showed a high-level of commitment during the process.’

‘The team is a tech-M&A force of nature. There is no better team for this type of work than Keith Flaum and the Silicon Valley M&A group. They work on the biggest, most groundbreaking (and complex) deals in the market and are an absolute powerhouse. The fact that they are such a pleasant team sometimes makes the targets of our acquisitions not realize that we are winning all of the points during the negotiation. Combine their incredible M&A prowess with the strength of their IP and regulatory practices, and they can’t be beat. This is the firm you want a deep relationship with.’

‘Keith Flaum is by far the best M&A lawyer with whom I have ever worked. He really understands our business and provides invaluable advice. If I have a bet-the-company deal in the works, Keith is the guy I want in my corner. He doesn’t just look at the legal aspects of the deal. He puts it in the context of how it ties to our business’ growth strategy and what it will mean in real terms for the company and its shareholders..’

‘The team is fast, service oriented, knowledgeable and has very good experience in serving clients abroad. In doing so, they create real value and push things in a smooth manner to the finish line.’

Key clients

ASSA ABLOY

Beijer Ref AB

BMW

Daimler Truck

Enstar Group Ltd.

Evercore Group L.L.C.

General Motors

HDI International

Talanx Group

Honda

HRH Prince Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding Company

Hyundai

IBM

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Kenedix

Kia

Life Storage

Mercedes-Benz

Sovos Brands

Stellantis

Tevogen Bio Inc.

Urstadt Biddle Properties Inc.

VICI Properties Inc.

Applied Materials, Inc.

Autodesk, Inc.

Dell Technologies

Dialog Semiconductor Plc

Equifax Inc.

Ford

Intel Corporation

Labcorp

Lockheed Marting Corporation

Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Meta Platforms, Inc.

PPG Industries, Inc.

Saint-Gobain

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Synopsys, Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Tyson Foods, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Life Storage on its successful defense of a hostile takeover attempt and subsequent $12.7bn friendly merger with Extra Space Storage, creating a $47bn enterprise value combined company.
  • Advised ASSA ABLOY on its $4.3bn acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement division.
  • Advised IBM on its $4.6bn all-cash acquisition of Apptio Inc.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s non-contentious tax practice is particularly strong in the life sciences, real estate, tech, media, and telecoms industries, as well as in the sports and entertainment space, recently advising a consortium led by Josh Harris, co-founder of private equity giant Apollo Global Management, on its $6.05bn acquisition of NFL team Washington Commanders, as well as MLS team Inter Miami CF in relation to the signing of soccer legend Lionel Messi. Practice head Siobhan Rausch, based in Washington DC, specializes in tax-exempt organizations work, advising charitable, educational, health, and scientific research organizations as well as private foundations and trade associations. Cristina Arumi, also in DC, is especially active in the real estate sector, regularly representing REITs and real estate funds on foreign investments in US real estate. Jessica Millett in New York offers expertise in the real estate, private equity, and energy sectors, while San Francisco’s Josh Scala is strong handling healthcare and seniors housing real estate matters for REITs and institutional investors. Jasper Howard‘s broad expertise encompasses tax-free spin-offs and restructurings, while Scott Lilienthal concentrates on public finance matters. Both lawyers are in Washington DC.  Jeffrey Uffner and Steven Schneider joined the firm in New York in 2023 from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, while Christine Lane left the firm in April of the same year.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Testimonials

‘The Hogan US Tax team has a deep reservoir of talent. They have the experience and expertise to address most any issue. Their team is definitely one of the best in the country.’

‘The team is responsive and evaluates every angle of an issue to ensure the guidance provided is sound. The Hogan professionals are proactive and hard working. They understand the importance of timely counsel to the success of our business.’

Key clients

Life Storage

Peakstone Realty Trust

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

Intel

Inter Miami CF of the Major Soccer League (MLS)

Pantheon

HDI International/Talanx Group

VICI Properties

Tevogen Bio

NextEra Energy

Urstadt Biddle Properties

Four Three Education

Mercedes-Benz

Equifax

Sovos Brands

W.P. Carey

Work highlights

  • Represented Life Storage in its successful defense of a hostile takeover attempt and subsequent US$12.7bn friendly merger with Extra Space Storage, creating a $47bn enterprise value combined company.
  • Represented consortium in the acquisition of the NFL’s Washington Commanders for a reported US$6.05 billion.
  • Advised Peakstone Realty Trust (formerly known as Griffin Realty Trust), on the listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “PKST”.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 3

Energy > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 3

Energy > Energy regulation: electric power Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s energy regulatory team stands out for its deep expertise in the nuclear energy space, where the firm advises on the licensing of first-of-its-kind nuclear facilities, transactions in the nuclear sector, and NRC investigations. Practice head Amy Roma fields longstanding experience handling nuclear matters, with her recent activity including assisting with the development of a nuclear fusion facility alongside work such as NRC license transfers under the Atomic Energy Act. Daniel Stenger regularly provides regulatory support to clients engaging in transactions within the nuclear energy space and also advises on policy developments and licensing matters.

Practice head(s):

Amy Roma

Other key lawyers:

Daniel Stenger; Mary Anne Sullivan; Stephanie Fishman

Testimonials

‘The experts at Hogan Lovells are the best specialized attorneys in the country for complex nuclear regulatory matters.’

‘Experience, precision of counsel. Very efficient in supporting our limited budget.’

‘Their knowledge on the subject matters that we dealt with them and their responsiveness were two key factors.’

‘Both Daniel Stenger and Rob Matsick provided clear and efficient advice on the matter, always giving clear views on the processes involved, timings, and being very responsive to our queries and comments.’

Key clients

X-energy, LLC

EnergySolutions, LLC

Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Terra Praxis

Urenco

Helion Energy

Last Energy

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

Curium US LLC

University of Missouri

NAC International

Zeno Power Systems

Work highlights

  • Serving as nuclear regulatory counsel and general nuclear counsel to X-energy, LLC, a company selected by the US Government to build an advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) sited in Washington State that must provide power to the grid by 2027.
  • Advised Helion on all matters including regulatory, corporate, contracting, power purchase agreements, and strategic matters in connection with its nuclear fusion facility.
  • Representing Berkshire Hathaway Energy in its collaboration with TerraPower electricity to deploy a TerraPower reactor at the retired Berkshire Hathaway coal plants.

Environment > Environment: litigation Tier 3

The Hogan Lovells US LLP environment and natural resources team is well versed in handling matters related to the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Toxic Substances Control Act. The group is steered by Denver’s Scott Reisch , who is a name to note for his ability to deal with contamination issues and Washington DC’s Adam Kushner who, as a former federal prosecutor and national director of the EPA’s air and civil enforcement programs, brings with him inside knowledge of federal environmental law to the group’s offering. Also in DC, James Banks has a track record of challenging EPA regulations and enforcement orders, and is a not only key contact for clients within the oil and gas, agriculture, mining and waste management spheres, but is also a go-to lawyer for environmental groups seeking to protect lands. San Francisco’s Tom Boer is known for his adept navigation of high-stakes environmental litigation and enforcement actions.

Practice head(s):

Adam Kushner; Scott Reisch

Other key lawyers:

James Banks; Tom Boer; Alex Woo; Cate Stetson; Susan Cook,

Testimonials

‘Very knowledgeable and capable. Dedicated and hard working.’

‘Adam Kushner, Alex Woo, Cate Stetson, Susan Cook, Tom Boer. All outstanding!’

Key clients

Apartment Investment & Management Company and Apartment Income REIT Corp

B. Braun Medical, Inc.

BASF

Bolthouse Farms

Campbell

Kraft

Bell-Carter

Earle M. Jorgensen Company

IBM

Inhance Technologies

McDonalds

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority

Santa Clara County Sanitation District 2-3

West Valley Sanitation District

Burbank Sanitary District

Cupertino Sanitary District

City of Milpitas (tributary agencies)

Schlumberger Technology Corporation

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a formidable client list of blue-chip issuers for which it frequently advises on large-ticket debt offerings. Banks and sovereign issuers are also a core element of the client base. The capital markets team has broad coverage of debt products, including convertible notes, medium-term notes, high-yield debt, sovereign debt and liability management. It has a particularly strong record in the real estate, life sciences and healthcare, and TMT industries. Washington DC partner Eve Howard is global head of capital markets and has a fine record in bulge-bracket offerings for blue-chip clients. New York’s Stuart Morrissy provides further senior expertise in high-yield debt. Northern Virginia partner Kevin Greenslade also handles high-value investment grade and high-yield debt offerings.    

Practice head(s):

Eve Howard

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Morrissy; Kevin Greenslade; Richard Parrino

Testimonials

The Hogan team has been advising us on debt offering transactions for many years. Their expertise 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 above and beyond to offer advice and find practical solutions for us. They are top-notch lawyers and have great judgment and great command of substance. They are both trusted advisers, very resourceful and are highly regarded in the legal community. We are always in good hands with them.’

Key clients

Advance Auto Parts Inc.

Bank of America

BOC Aviation

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Dell Technologies Inc.

Equifax Inc.

Elevance Health, Inc.

Lockheed Martin Corporation

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation

NextNav, Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Wells Fargo

Work highlights

  • Advised UnitedHealth on an aggregate of $13.5bn senior notes offerings and on the successful implementation and closing of two parallel consent solicitations of holders of $3bn of outstanding senior notes in connection with indenture amendments.
  • Advised Lockheed Martin on an aggregate of $6bn SEC-registered bond offerings.
  • Advised Dell Technologies on the establishment of its $5bn commercial paper programme.

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has continued to grow its presence in equity offerings under the leadership of senior name Richard Aftanas, who heads the corporate and finance practice in New York. The firm is at the forefront of transactions in highly regulated sectors and the capital markets team has made its mark in life sciences and health care, real estate, and TMT. The capital markets team draws on expertise and client relationships from around its multiple US offices and its international presence brings it a spread of foreign issuers. Philadelphia Steve Abrams is another key member of the capital markets team, specializing in life sciences and healthcare offerings. Washington DC’s David Bonser is noted for REIT deals.

Practice head(s):

Richard Aftanas

Other key lawyers:

Steve Abrams; David Bonser; Sina Hekmat; Stephen Nicolai

Key clients

Acasti Pharma Inc.

BrightSpire Capital

CNB Financial Corp.

EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments LLC

Equifax Inc.

Hut 8 Mining Corp.

J.P. Morgan

Kite Pharma

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

OncoSec Medical

OptiNose Inc.

Papa John’s International

Phio Pharmaceuticals

Portage Biotech

Sesen Bio Inc.

Vaccinex Inc.

VICI Properties Inc.

voxeljet AG

Work highlights

  • Advised Equifax on its R$3.103bn ($596m) acquisition of Boa Vista Serviços in cash and stock transaction.
  • Advised JP Morgan on a $317.4m offering of Class A common stock of New Fortress Energy by its selling stockholder, Energy Transition Holdings.
  • Advised Marinus Pharmaceuticals on its $60m underwritten public offering of common stock and pre-funded warrants to purchase common stock, led by SVB Securities, RBC Capital Markets, and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a prolific record in global offerings, especially those involving emerging markets. It routinely represents a range of overseas-based banks, sovereigns, and sub-sovereigns. Richard Aftanas continues to play a pivotal role in developing the firm’s standing in capital markets offerings, including global issuances. Emil Arca is a prominent figure in debt offerings and structured finance transactions, including those originating in Latin America; he is a leader in diversified payments rights (DPR) securitisations. Evan Koster also specialises in Latin America debt offerings, along with sovereign and quasi-sovereign issuances from Latin America, Africa and elsewhere. Sina Hekmat is noted for European offerings, including those by financial institutions. All individuals are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Richard Aftanas; Emil Arca

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Diverse, knowledgeable team. Good combination of talented associates and experienced partners. Proactive and available to travel / join a video call when necessary to expedite execution.’

‘Availability and product expertise. Quick, thoughtful responses. Pragmatic and commercial, creative team providing smart solutions to solve issues.’

‘The firm has capital markets coverage in many locations around the world. This is a huge plus for global clients.’

‘The lawyers are thoughtful, creative, responsive and efficient. We especially enjoy working with Evan Koster.’

‘We primarily work with Sina Hekmat. He has a deep knowledge of the market and of our needs, and we trust him as a safe pair of hands when we work with him and his team on important transactions for our key clients. Sina ensures he is available and is always responsive if we have queries or issues, and is generous with his time and advice when we have questions or require assistance.’

‘Sina Hekmat is a trusted partner for our team and we value our relationship with him highly. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience and I have yet to find a question he has not been able to answer.’

Finance > Fintech Tier 3

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s business restructuring and insolvency practice is spread across six continents and twenty-two offices, with its team experienced in all aspects of Chapter 11 matters including contested valuation and confirmed trials, distressed asset sales and acquisitions, as well as cross-border insolvency proceedings and out-of-court restructurings. Based in New York, Christopher Donoho  handles both creditor and debtor side work, with expertise in both domestic and cross-border bondholder group representations, while Richard Wynne in Los Angeles is skilled in advising companies in a broad range of industries for chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings. During 2023 Sherry Millman joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP in New York, while Todd Schwartz joined from Paul Hastings LLP, and is based in Silicon Valley.

Practice head(s):

Tom Astle; Christopher Donoho

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 3

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

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 3

At Hogan Lovells US LLP, the IP and technology transactions department is led by Washington DC-based Audrey Reed, a well-regarded expert on IP commercialization. Catering to clients from the healthcare, automotive, and energy sectors, the firm advises domestic and international corporations on the development, acquisition, and licensing of both IP and tech assets. The team also frequently collaborates with the firm's with finance, M&A, and data privacy divisions to advise on complex IT and content distribution arrangements. In Northern Virginia, Andrea DiSandro concentrates on complex commercial contracting matters in addition to handling NFT, cryptocurrency, and fintech projects.

Practice head(s):

Audrey Haroz Reed

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

BMW

General Motors

Honda

Hyundai

Kia

Stellantis

Mercedes-Benz

Daimler Truck

Daiichi Sankyo Company

University of Phoenix

CereVasc

ModeX Therapeutics

Mountaingate Capital

Oracle Corporation

UnitedHealth Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Mercedes-Benz on its joint venture with MN8 Energy and ChargePoint to expand the availability of DC fast charging, with the development of over 400 charging hubs across the US and Canada.
  • Advised Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited on its global collaboration to develop and commercialize three of its DXd antibody-drug conjugates, a class of biopharmaceutical drugs designed as a targeted therapy for treating cancer.

Tax > International tax Tier 3

Alongside its transactional tax practice, Hogan Lovells US LLP also has standout capabilities in transfer pricing matters, including tax-efficient supply chain management, tax valuations, financial modelling, and transfer pricing compliance and disputes including transfer pricing reports. The firm operates across all industry sectors, but has a special focus on TMT, manufacturing and industrials, and life sciences and health care. The department is led by Siobhan Rausch , who sits in the Washington DC office. Also in Washington DC, Cristina Arumi focuses her practice on the tax aspects of capital markets and M&A transactions involving REITs, real estate funds, joint ventures, and foreign investment in U.S. real estate whilst Jasper Howard advises on mergers and acquisitions of both public companies and closely held businesses in taxable and tax-free transactions, including multistep tax-free reorganizations, domestic and international joint ventures, the structuring of inbound and outbound investments, and other cross-border transactions. In New York, Jessica Millett has significant expertise in the U.S. tax issues that arise in complex real estate transactions including Qualified Opportunity Fund structures, private equity investments, joint ventures, and other investment structures involving tax partnerships, and Mark Weinstein has considerable experience structuring and negotiating tax-efficient strategies for business sales, cross-border joint ventures, and fund investments. Baltimore-based Nancy O’Neil  concentrates her practice on tax planning, working extensively for global clients in the hospitality, investment fund, and financial services industries focused on the US, Europe, and the Middle East. In Washington DC, Caitlin Piper concentrates her practice on the tax consequences of M&A and reorganizations, including where a real estate investment trust is a party. Elizabeth Adams advises on inbound and outbound tax-planning considerations. Christine Lane left the firm in April 2023. In November 2023, Jeffrey Uffner and Steven Schneider both joined from Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP whilst Jennifer Morgan departed the firm.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Key clients

Intel

Pantheon Ventures

ASSA ABLOY AB

Shaftesbury PLC

Orthofix Medical Inc.

HDI International/Talanx Group

Marsh McLennan

Pavlov Media, Inc.

Tetra Tech

Equifax Inc.

Stahl

Work highlights

  • Advised Intel Corporation in its agreement to sell an approximately 20% stake in its Austria-based IMS Nanofabrication GmbH business (“IMS”) to private equity investor Bain Capital’s special situations unit.
  • Represented Pantheon in its capacity as a lead investor in the private credit transaction that formed part of Wells Fargo’s sale of approximately US$2 billion of investments in certain private credit and private equity funds managed by Norwest Equity Partners and Norwest Mezzanine Partners.
  • Advised ASSA ABLOY on its US$4.3bn acquisition of Spectrum Brands’ Hardware and Home Improvement division (HHI) and the related US$800m divestment of Emtek and its Smart Residential business in the United States and Canada to Fortune Brands.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

With a strong foothold in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, Hogan Lovells US LLP acts for leading healthcare providers, pharma companies, and healthcare insurers on the full range of antitrust mandates, with a particular emphasis on merger litigation and challenges; Justin Bernick is a key name here. Charles Loughlin, former FTC chief trial counsel, handles putative antitrust class actions and reverse payment cases, Tripp Monts has a broad practice spanning price-fixing cases, monopolization allegations, and market allocation issues in the automotive and healthcare sectors, while Benjamin Holt has particular expertise in cross-border and multidistrict litigation matters. Bernick, Loughlin, Monts, and Holt co-lead the practice from Washington DC. Kenneth Field, also in Washington DC,  joined the team from Jones Day in March 2023, further adding to the firm’s healthcare antitrust offering.

Practice head(s):

Justin Bernick; Chuck Loughlin; Benjamin Holt; Tripp Monts

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

United Health Group (UHG)

ASSA ABLOY AB

Within Unlimited

Louisiana Children’s Medical Center

Viatris (formerly Mylan)

Takeda

Agri Stats, LLC

Indivior

Yale University

Elevance Health

Health First

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans

Work highlights

  • Represented UnitedHealth Group’s $13bn acquisition of Change Healthcare in a trial against the DOJ.
  • Represented Swedish locks conglomerate, ASSA ABLOY, in a trial against the DOJ in its acquisition of a division of competitor Spectrum Brands for $4.3bn.
  • Represented Louisiana Children’s Medical Center in defeating the FTC in litigation over the client’s $150m acquisition of three hospitals in the New Orleans area.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 4

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s growing investment funds practice stands out for its expertise advising Small Business Investment Company licensees and applicants on various fund formation and organizational matters. The team grew and added to its real estate capabilities significantly in November 2023, when Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP dissolved and New York-based partners across several departments joined Hogan Lovells, including infrastructure funds expert Richard Madris, Brayton Dresser, who focuses on real estate investment firms and David Olstein, who covers ERISA matters. Washington DC-based David Winter leads the team and has a broad practice representing both diverse sponsor and institutional investor clients. Further names to note are Bryan Ricapito and Madelyn Healy Joseph, both in Washington DC, Adam Brown in Northern Virginia, and venture capital expert Todd Schwartz, who joined the Silicon Valley office in September 2023 from Paul Hastings LLP.

Practice head(s):

David Winter

Other key lawyers:

Bryan Ricapito; Adam Brown; Parikshit Dasgupta; Madelyn Healt Joseph; Richard Madris; Brayton Dresser; David Olstein

Key clients

Canapi Ventures

Partners for Growth Managers, LLC

Latticework Capital Management

Work highlights

Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 6

Dispute resolution > Product liability, mass tort and class action - defense: consumer products (including tobacco)

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s long history in Latin America transactions brings it a wealth of financing engagements, notably project finance and corporate lending matters. Its client base includes IDB Invest, which the New York and Mexico City offices recently advised on a $300m financing to ENGIE Energía for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm. The firm is also steadily growing its profile in sustainability-linked finance. Jorge Diaz-Silveira has an outstanding record in Latin America project finance and other financing transactions, particularly in Central America. Mexico City’s Federico De Noriega and New York partner Ricardo Martinez are also key members of the team.

Key clients

Inter-American Investment Corporation

The Central America Bottling Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised on a $300m financing to ENGIE Energía for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm.
  • Advised The Central America Bottling Corporation on issuance of $1.1bn in 5.250% Senior Guaranteed Sustainability-Linked Notes, due 2029.

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has broad geographic coverage of Latin America and is experienced in a range of capital markets structures. It has close links to a significant number of Latin American corporates, financial institutions and international banks. The firm is at the forefront of diversified payment rights (DPR) securitisation programmes and is building its name in sustainability-linked bond offerings where its experience includes a headline offering by The Central America Bottling Corp. Emil Arca (a member of the firm's Latin America Steering Group) is an experienced name in debt offerings, structured finance and securitisation transactions - most notably in DPR securitisation programmes. Sao Paulo partner Isabel Costa Carvalho is another prominent figure in Brazil IPOs and follow-on offerings. Ben Garcia is also making an impression in a range of equity and debt deals, including sustainability-linked bond offerings and sovereign offerings. Evan Koster is also recognised for sovereign offerings, liability management and derivatives transactions.

Practice head(s):

Emil Arca

Key clients

Banco del Austro

Banco do Brasil

Banco Industrial

Banco Pichincha

Citigroup

Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas

IRB-Brasil Resseguros

National Commercial Bank Jamaica

The Central American Bottling Corporation

Caixa Seguridade

Iguatemi

IDB Invest

Work highlights

  • Advised The Central America Bottling Corp, CBC Bottling Holdco and Beliv Holdco on a Rule 144A/Reg S offering of $1.1bn senior guaranteed sustainability-linked notes.
  • Advised Banco Industrial on two offerings from its diversified payment rights (DPR) securitisation programme.
  • Advised the government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on its $385m dual-tranche 144A/Reg S debt offering.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a large number of international arbitration practitioners that are either dedicated to Latin America or have a primary focus on the region. Furthermore, it has an impressive background in the specialty and has developed a thriving investor-state practice, where it represents an even split of sovereigns and private entities. Commercial arbitrations are also a forte for the team, while infrastructure and energy cases are key segments for the practice. New York partner Oliver Armas is global head of international arbitration, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and frequently acts in cases involving Latin America. Richard Lorenzo is regional managing partner for the Americas and is a recognised leader in international arbitration, having spent long periods in Latin America itself. Daniel González is the former global head of international arbitration and also has an impressive background in Latin America cases. Puerto Rico born Maria Ramirez is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and a genuine Latin America specialist; she has represented clients in cases involving multiple Latin American jurisdictions. The team can also call on seasoned international arbitration practitioner Luis Enrique Graham in the firm’s Mexico office. All named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Armas

Key clients

AES Corporation

Espiritu Santo Holdings (ES Holdings); and L1bre Holding

Government of the Republic of Panama

Work highlights

  • Represented ES Holdings and Libre Holding in a high-value ICSID claim against the United Mexican States (Mexico) for violation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), after the Mexican Government indirectly expropriated the client’s concession to implement a taxi-hailing app and digital taximeter in Mexico City.
  • Represented AES Corporation and AES Gener, its Chile-based subsidiary, in an ICC arbitration brought by Constructora Nuevo Maipo (CNM).
  • Represented the Government of the Republic of Panama in an ICSID arbitration involving a claim brought against Panama for the alleged seizure and liquidation of a local brokerage company in violation of the Netherlands-Panama BIT.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a highly-reputed Latin America practice that encompasses an impressive spread of corporate and M&A transactions. Much of the firm’s Latin America M&A expertise sits in New York, Miami and Mexico City, with a caseload primarily consisting of Mexico and Brazil transactions, along with a growing proportion of intra-regional deals. Miami partner Jorge Diaz-Silveira leads the Americas infrastructure, energy, resources and projects group, and has a fine record in Latin America transactions, including M&A in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Former managing partner of the firm’s Mexico office, Juan Francisco Torres Landa is a multi-faceted practitioner with considerable experienced in M&A and other corporate transactions. Also in Mexico City, Carlos Ramos is another recognised M&A specialist with particular expertise in the insurance, energy and infrastructure sectors. the practice was further strengthened in February 2022 with the hire of Luke P Iovine (from Paul Hastings) to the firm's New York office. at the At associate level, Spain-qualified Pedro Martínez -in the Miami office- handles project development, finance and corporate matters, primarily in relation to Latin America.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

Testimonials

Hogan Lovells has been instrumental in the growth of our company. It has accompanied us in more than 20 M&A transactions. It goes without saying that we have never had any problems because his work has always been impeccable. They have protected our company while helping us close many transactions with great flexibility. They are always able to find a solution acceptable to all parties.

Jorge Diaz Silveira is a great negotiator, tough on problems and soft on people. He always gets results. José Valdivia III is a very capable and intelligent lawyer. One associate in particular has caught my eye. Pedro Martínez, works tirelessly without compromising quality. Excellent team. They understand the region and are just as capable in the US as Ecuador, Peru or Jamaica, just to name a few of the jurisdictions where we have used them.

Key clients

Mondelēz International

Cemex

Central America Bottling Corporation

Harbour Group

BIA Coffee Investments

Total Express

HID Global

Calibre Scientific

Assa Abloy

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelēz International on its acquisition of Ricolino, Grupo Bimbo’s confectionery business.
  • Advised Cemex on its agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica and El Salvador, through certain of its subsidiaries, to Cementos Progreso Holdings.
  • Advised Harbour Group on its acquisition of 100% of Xanor de México.

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.

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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.

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