Hogan Lovells US LLP > Philadelphia, United States > Firm Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
1835 MARKET STREET, 29TH FLOOR
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
United States

Antitrust > Cartel Tier 1

The team at Hogan Lovells US LLP represents multinational clients in major cartel proceedings, including civil and criminal cases, litigation before US and international antitrust enforcers, and government investigations. The firm has represented clients in major life sciences, technology and automotives cases, among others, and leverages the agency expertise of its senior team and the firm’s international platform to effectively handle global investigations. Former DOJ official Katie Hellings leads the team, handling major cartel investigations in the US and South America, and has been involved in some of the US’ first cartel investigations into so-called ‘no poach’ agreements, a developing area. Daniel Shulak was promoted to counsel in January 2022 and represents clients through internal and criminal investigations as well as follow-on proceedings. Senior associate Melissa Levitt has a broad practice encompassing civil and criminal cartel proceedings, internal investigations, and both federal and state-level litigation. All lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Katie Hellings

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

PPG Industries

IBM

Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans

Celgene

Ford Motor Company

Dell

Amcor Limited

AEG

Marvell Technology Group

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

BMW

Volkswagen

Dispute resolution > International trade Tier 1

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

Testimonials

‘The team is trustworthy, credible, well-respected, knowledgeable, hard-working, and each brings well over 100% of themselves to provide zealous representation on behalf of their clients. I can think of no other team I would want by my side navigating a high-stakes, complex, and difficult legal/political matter.’

‘Attitude is not only professional but very friendly and service-oriented. All personnel are able to easily alter communication style and language to suit our varied audiences (internal counsel, subject matter experts, executive/strategic decision-making tables). This is highly valued in our context.’

‘Hogan Lovells is unique in terms of its exceptional depth of knowledge in trade file matters; service is attentive, timely, proactive and communicative.’

‘In my 22-year in-house legal career, I have rarely encountered a team with such excellent communication and collaboration skills, not to mention superior levels of responsiveness. Legal technical knowledge is foundational and they bring that—of course—but they also bring all the “human skills” a client could desire.’

‘When I think of those who best exemplify the “trusted advisor” status to which we all strive in the legal profession, Jonathan Stoel comes to mind. He provides well-grounded, humble, thoughtful, practical, constructive, and useful advice every time. He runs to difficult conversations rather than away from them, and genuinely has his clients’ best interests at heart.’

Kelly Ann Shaw is an exceptional problem-solver, advocate, lobbyist, and strategist. She has deep experience and is well-connected and well-respected in Washington and beyond.’

I appreciate Jared Wessel’s sharp, logical, collaborative, humble, and pragmatic approach. Jared and I spent a lot of time in tense discussion/negotiations and I could not be prouder to have had him advocating on our behalf.

Key clients

Cardone

LG

Government of Ontario

Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Panama

Evraz

Canadian Solar

Government of Canada

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

U.S. Grains Council

Urenco USA Inc.

Kinder Morgan

General Dynamics

FedEx

ZTE

Pfizer

Work highlights

  • Advised Pfizer on trade issues related to the global distribution of the mRNA-based Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, including export controls, economic sanctions and customs matters.
  • Represented LG Energy Solutions in its trade secret dispute over electric vehicle batteries against SK Innovation, which resulted in a $1.8bn settlement between the two companies.
  • Represented Cardone, and its Mexican subsidiary Tridonex, before the Office of the US Trade Representative and the US Department of Labor, in its response to the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism petition filed pursuant to the new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s Washington DC office houses several aviation specialists, who act across a range of areas and consistently demonstrate ‘extraordinary industry experience‘. In addition to its traditional aviation practices, the department assists with cutting-edge transportation work, such as the development of commercially viable hydrogen-powered aircraft. In other highlights, the team recently advised on COVID-19 flight cancellations, refunds, and consumer protection matters, as well as regulatory issues. Heading the global aviation practice, senior counsel Robert Cohn‘s client base includes US and foreign airlines, low-cost airlines, financial institutions, and airport and infrastructure developers. Lisa Ellman plays a leadership role in the un-crewed aircraft systems and drones sectors. Also integral to the team are counsel Patrick Rizzi, who has extensive aviation law experience and regularly represents clients before the US DOT and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); and senior counsel Ted Ellett, who advises aviation industry clients on business, legislative, FAA and US DOT regulatory matters. Arjun Garg joined in 2021 as partner from the FAA, where he was Chief Counsel, while senior associate Matthew Clark is a regulatory specialist.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

They have in-depth knowledge of the policies and regulations surrounding the emerging UAS industry – Hogan Lovells has done an amazing job supporting our engagement with the FAA, in relation to advanced UAS operations for both us and our partners.

They act partly as legal counsel, partly as government relations experts, and partly as psychologists and therapists.

Industry-best talent in drone regulations. No firm has a better understanding or better influence in relation to US drone regulations.

Their legal work is top notch and the team members all have unique strengths.

Extraordinary industry experience.

Senior counsel Robert Cohn is truly an aviation law legend.

Robert Cohn and counsel Patrick Rizzi continue to provide advice that is timely, relevant and business focused. They truly have our best interests at heart, and act as if they are employed by us rather than retained.

Lisa Ellman brings a unique understanding of how innovation and policy come together in a new and emerging industry. Lisa also has a fantastic network of key contacts in both the public and private sector.

Key clients

American Robotics

American Airlines

Universal Hydrogen

Commercial Drone Alliance

Float Alaska

Corvus Airlines

NetJets

Sun Country Airlines

Rhoades Aviation

Xelevate

Drone Racing League

Work highlights

  • Represented American Robotics, a developer of fully-automated commercial drone systems, in obtaining the first-ever approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to operate automated drones without human operators on site.
  • Advising American Airlines on an ongoing basis as aviation regulatory counsel.
  • Representing WestJet and Swoop, a Canadian ultra-low-cost airline and WestJet’s affiliate, in relation to twenty formal complaints filed with the US Department of Transportation over COVID-19 flight cancellations and refund issues.

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

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

Testimonials

The team is heavily engaged in our industry. The depth of its knowledge of the nuances of the rail industry give a level of strategic thinking that gives us an edge in situations involving regulatory bodies.

The skill level of the team I engaged with was beyond expectations.

The industry contacts that this firm has give greater insight into potential solutions that the regulatory bodies are more willing to accept. This mitigates our risk well beyond expectation.

Our railroads use H-L for guidance on railroad environmental laws on a federal and state basis, particularly in relation to new terminal construction projects. They have often gone the extra mile to solve intricate problems.

Intimate knowledge of the regulatory statutes and agency processes, with a collaborative approach to working together.

‘Excellent thought leadership on future industry, technology and legal trends.

A good balance of hard work, intelligence, expertise, humility and humor.

Kevin Sheys is thoroughly versed in railroad environmental law, very responsive and easily reachable.

Key clients

Daimler

Ford Motor Company

Nissan Americas

Nissan Motor Co

Nissan Europe

TRATON SE

Hyundai Motor America

Genesis Motor America

National Association of Manufacturers

Kia Motors America

Daimler Trucks North America

Alliance for Automotive Innovation

ZF Friedrichshafen

Commonwealth of Virginia

Railway Supply Institute

Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit

Denver Regional Transportation District

Virginia Passenger Rail Authority

Work highlights

  • Represented Ford Motor Company in its appeal to the Supreme Court on the critical issue of personal jurisdiction.
  • Advising DART, which operates commuter rail and other transportation services, on the development and construction of the Silver Line light rail transit project; its current role includes assisting with the evaluation of competing freight railroad and utility uses.
  • Represented LG Energy Solution in its longstanding trade secret dispute with SK Innovation over electric vehicle batteries.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s securities and public company advisory practice is ‘highly knowledgeable about the latest trends in corporate governance’. The team comprises a host of former senior US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff members, and a name to note in the SEC compliance space is Alan Dye. An ongoing area of focus for the group is its advice to companies recovering from the impact of Covid-19; notable work included Alex Bahn  and others assisting Choice Hotels International with numerous disclosure and governance matters related to the pandemic. The practice is led by John Beckman, who ‘quickly helps prepare pragmatic solutions appropriate to the specific industry and client in question‘. In New York,  Lillian Tsu left the firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in September 2021. Unless otherwise specified, all named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

John Beckman

Other key lawyers:

Alan Dye; Alex Bahn; Weston Gaines

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovells’ team is highly knowledgeable about the latest trends in corporate governance, including ESG, M&A and all other aspects. They are also highly practical and tailor their solutions to the particular circumstances of each client.’

‘John Beckman, in spite of his many responsibilities, is always available on very short notice, and quickly helps prepare pragmatic solutions appropriate to the specific industry and client in question.’

Key clients

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.

Bristol Myers Squibb Co.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Dell Technologies Inc.

Equifax Inc.

Ford Motor Company

Papa John’s International, Inc.

Reliance Steel & Aluminum

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Walmart Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised a committee of independent directors of the Board of Papa John’s International, Inc. in connection with a review of capital structure alternatives that led to the repurchase and conversion of all of the shares of Papa John’s Series B convertible preferred stock owned by activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP (Starboard).
  • Advised Ingredion on a full range of SEC advisory and corporate governance matters during the past 12 months.
  • Advised Choice Hotels on responding to a negative vote recommendation from proxy advisory firm ISS on “say on pay”, including shareholder outreach strategies.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s privacy and cybersecurity practices stretches across the Atlantic and is led in the US by Washington DC-based Scott Loughlin. Such global integration, involving Hong Kong and Beijing, is an asset for the team, especially when advising on global privacy and cybersecurity matters and regulations. Compliance with the CCPA, HIPAA and GDPR are a significant part of the firm’s offering, as is the advice in connection to M&A and joint ventures in the healthcare sector. Mark Brennan and Brett Cohen are involved in a matter for Google and are providing advice in connection to cybersecurity and law enforcement surveillance and social media regulation, among other areas, and representing it in class actions. Marcy Wilder, Harriet Pearson and Paul Otto are other key names.

Practice head(s):

Scott Loughlin

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells privacy and data security practice group has extensive expertise and knowledge of global privacy/security laws, and a robust team with many experts globally that can be relied on to provide clients with deep knowledge and excellent work product.’

‘Scott Loughlin is an exceptional privacy partner with expertise in regulatory, compliance and transactional matters. His ability to quickly assess an issue from a legal perspective, and translate that to practice business advice and recommendations, is extremely valuable both within the firm and to clients.’

‘Knowledgeable, responsive, and aware of business concerns and issues’

‘Michelle Kisloff is a thoughtful, experienced and relentless advocate. Able to understand and appreciate the business context necessary to deliver effective advice. Nathan Salminen is a smart, thoughtful lawyer who helps navigate complex situations calmly and carefully.’

‘Peter Marta is an exceptional legal advisor. For any company facing a data breach, he should be your first call. Peter has deep knowledge of the financial services regulatory environment and has handled countless cyber-incidents. Peter stands out for his calm demeanor, ability to communicate risk to senior management, contacts at law enforcement, and understanding of the cyber-threat environment.’

Key clients

Unum

Equifax, Inc.

Google LLC

Salesforce

Peloton Interactive, Inc.

Fox Corporation

Anthem, Inc.

Advance Publications, Inc.

Globe Life, Inc.

Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Exact Sciences Corporation

Otsuka

Truveta, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised Unum in response to a data security incident and the New York Department of Financial Services’s investigation into that incident.
  • Advising Equifax on a consumer data breach announced by the company in September 2017 – one of the largest and highest profile breaches in U.S. history, affecting approximately 147 million consumers.
  • Advising Google’s global government affairs and public policy, legal, and product teams on a broad range of key data privacy, cybersecurity, technology, digital services, and Internet policy matters.

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

A ‘go-to‘ firm in Washington DC for domestic and international regulatory matters, Hogan Lovells US LLP hosts dedicated industry groups, offering clients a multidisciplinary approach where their sector overlaps with telecoms and broadcast. Companies may further rely on the firm’s deeply ingrained litigation team which in a recent highlight represented SNR Wireless against the FCC concerning a denial of auction bidding credits valued at $1.3bn. Head of the communications, internet, and media practice Ari Fitzgerald is a distinguished expert on regulatory matters pertaining to communications and spectrum management but especially in the wireless sector. Co-leading the practice with Fitzgerald, Mark Brennan is a specialist in the intersection of telecoms and technology, heading the firm’s global technology and telecoms industry sector group. Their team includes Michele Farquhar, a prominent figure in the industry who guides her clients through policy, license, and compliance matters, spectrum auctions, M&A and litigation. Trey Hanbury advises key telecoms players such as T-Mobile and DISH Network on strategic matters. Up-and-coming specialists such as counsel Arpan Sura handle high-impact internet related matters before the FCC. Additionally recommended is associate George John for his expertise in the space and satellite sectors. With Gerry Oberst's arrival from in-house telecoms positions, the firm welcomes a former colleague and specialist in satellite, broadcast, and technology back into its Washington DC office. Tony Lin has departed the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ari Fitzgerald; Mark Brennan

Other key lawyers:

Michele Farquhar; Trey Hanbury; Steven Kaufman; Randy Segal; Arpan Sura; George John; Gerry Oberst

Key clients

T-Mobile

Columbia Capital

Vodafone

Google

GE

CTIA – The Wireless Association

LiveVox

Chrysler / Stelantis

Spotify

Condé Nast

United Launch Alliance

ABC

Lockheed Martin

Daimler/Mercedes-Benz

SNR Wireless

Turnitin

NextNav

SES

Gogo

KBR, Inc.

Dell

MSD Capital

OVHcloud

Internet Association

Fox Corporation

Honeywell

Airbus

Ironman Corporation

ACA International

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management

Orbit Fab, Inc.

Firefly Aerospace

HawkEye 360

Advance Publications

Barings LLC

Omnispace

Bell Canada

PTC 220

TCN

Edison Electric Institute

Navient

The Walt Disney Company

Neustar

United Healthcare

RFD-TV

American Association of Railroads (AAR)

DISH Network

Southern Linc

MAXIMUS

Motorola Solutions

Grain Management

Work highlights

  • Advised T-Mobile US Inc. following its $146bn merger with Sprint Corp. on several legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts.
  • Advised Columbia Capital, and its portfolios in the telecoms and satellite sectors, on regulatory, transactional, financing, and IP matters, both domestically and globally.
  • Advised American Robotics on securing approval from the Federal Aviation Administration of the nation’s first-ever fully automated commercial drone flights beyond the line of sight of a remote pilot.

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

With a dedicated telecoms transactions team closely supported by the firm’s regulatory practice, Hogan Lovells US LLP handles key mandates both on the domestic and foreign level, with Washington DC leading all operations. Based in Northern Virginia and offering extensive multi-jurisdictional experience, Randy Segal co-heads the space & satellite practice and advises companies on transactions involving innovative technologies. In the past year, she has led the team in advising Columbia Capital and its portfolio companies in their dealings with FCC spectrum auctions, development of 3D GPS communications systems, and global hybrid satellite-terrestrial networks. Back in Washington DC Steven Kaufman co-heads the space & satellite practice together with Segal, advising clients on joint ventures, financings, and M&A. Head of the firm’s global technology and telecoms industry sector group Mark Brennan is an expert on international telecoms and internet law, counselling clients such as Advance Publications on cutting-edge issues on the intersection of telecoms and technology. The firm’s communications, internet, and media practice is lead by Ari Fitzgerald , a regulatory powerhouse who advises communications network operators, manufacturers, industry associations, and investors on communications and spectrum policy matters and strategy. Counsel Arpan Sura is active in relation to spectrum policy proceedings and advises on the intersection of consumer protection and telecoms. They welcome senior counsel Gerry Oberst back to the Washington DC office, a seasoned advisor on issues pertaining to satellite, broadcast, and technology issues. Tony Lin has departed.  

Practice head(s):

Randy Segal; Steven Kaufman; Ari Fitzgerald; Mark Brennan

Other key lawyers:

Arpan Sura; Michele Farquhar; George Hanbury; Keith Flaum Gabrielle Witt; George John; Tony Brown; Gerry Oberst

Key clients

Columbia Capital

T-Mobile

GE

Vodafone

CBS

Spotify

Sprint

ABC

CNN

Lockheed Martin

Daimler/Mercedes-Benz

SNR Wireless

KBR, Inc.

Dell

MSD Capital

Fox Corporation

Honeywell

Airbus

Orbit Fab, Inc.

BeamTrail

Firefly Aerospace

General Atomics

Advance Publishing

HawkEye 360

Barings LLC

Mynaric

Inspiration 4

Isotropic

Space Flight

Google

NextNav

OVH Group

SES

Gogo

Omnispace

Melody Investment Advisers

Melody Capital

Bell Canada

PTC 220

Aireon

TerraPact

Dun & Bradstreet

CTIA – The Wireless Association

The Walt Disney Company

ACA International

Navient

LiveVox

United Healthcare

TCN

Cisco

RFD-TV

Union Pacific/Norfolk Southern consortium

AAR

Southern Linc

MAXIMUS

Spirit Aerosystems

Spire

ISAR Aerospace

Hedron/Analytical Space

Kleos

Beca Group

Work highlights

  • Represented NextNav in its business combination with SPAC Spartacus Acquisition Corporation.
  • Advised American Robotics, Inc. on its $70m acquisition by Ondas Holdings Inc.
  • Assisted Melody Capital on its sale to Diamond Communications.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong record in the REITs area and is singled out for its expertise in high-end transactional mandates for several leading real estate clients. The team fields a deep bench of experts across New York and Washington DC, well-versed in handling large, cross-border matters, including capital markets offerings, and is led by David W. Bonser . Highlights include advising on a $7.5bn REIT merger between Kite and Retail Property of America. The team has considerable experience in high-value IPO’s and REIT-specific taxation work — Prentiss Feagles is the key name here with Cristina Arumi leading the national REITs tax practice. Paul Manca advises multinational clients on corporate and securities matters, with strength in the real estate sector, as does Mike McTiernan. Other key contacts include Stacey McEvoy and Andrew Zahn who handle M&A and complex capital markets transactions, respectively. The group also works closely with its offices in Denver and Baltimore. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

David W. Bonser

Testimonials

‘Very deep industry knowledge and expertise. Not many firms have the capabilities that Hogan possesses in this area.’

‘David Bonser heads up the group. He is very good, thoughtful and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Very deep team, with expertise across the full partnership and the associate ranks. Very strong and wide areas of expertise. Extremely personable, easy to work with, creative, and very commercial / impactful.’

‘Abigail Smith – Great to work with, great energy, extremely attentive and strategic. Mike McTiernan – very knowledgeable and a true expert on all SEC related matters. David Bonser – fantastic team leader and statesman.’

Key clients

American Homes 4 Rent

Brixmor Property Group, Inc.

DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (formerly known as Colony Capital)

Griffin Realty Trust (formerly known as Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, Inc.)

JBG Smith Properties

Park Hotels & Resorts

Public Storage

QTS Realty Trust (acquired by Blackstone in August 2021)

RLJ Lodging Trust

VICI Properties

Welltower Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advised VICI Properties, Inc. on its $17.2 bn strategic acquisition of MGM Growth Properties LLC, a transaction which will create America’s largest owner of experiential real estate.
  • Advised Griffin Realty Trust on its acquisition of Cole Office & Industrial REIT, Inc. (CCIT II) for approximately $1.2bn in a stock-for-stock transaction.
  • Advised FBRT, a publicly-traded (NYSE: FBRT) commercial mortgage REIT, on its merger with Capstead Mortgage Corporation.

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

Government > Government contracts Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its international public procurement expertise in the government contracting space. The full service practice offers clients an industry sector-focused approach, particularly the education, aerospace, defense, life sciences, IT, and cybersecurity sectors. The team is under the new leadership of education and healthcare sector expert William Ferreira, who offers a depth of global operational experience in award compliance, investigations, and research compliance. Joy Sturm leads the life sciences arm of the contracting practice, focusing on pharmaceutical and biotech industries; Allison Pugsley supports the practice, with great experience in the space. Michael Mason is global lead for the firm’s aerospace and defense industry sector group, with expertise in these industries. Counsel Michael Scheimer focuses on national security and cyber security, leveraging prior experience as a defense contractor. Senior associate Stacy Hadeka is highly recommended for her ‘exceptional’ bid protest expertise. Former practice head Michael Vernick  left the firm in March 2021. All practitioners mentioned are based in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

William Ferreira

Other key lawyers:

Joy Sturm; Michael Mason; Allison Pugsley; Michael Scheimer; Stacy Hadeka

Testimonials

‘The contact and dialogue with local authorities was very well planned and successfully executed when it came to working on government contract and authorizations in Mozambique.’

‘Excellent depth of knowledge across the team in terms of US Government contracting law/regulation and best practices.’

‘Stacy Hadeka is excellent on all points – knowledge, resourcefulness and customer focus, which I witnessed and benefited from  She is the reason I brought on Hogan Lovells.’

‘Hogan Lovells government contracts practice group attorneys display an awareness of both the legal issues facing clients and the business factors at hand in dealing with these issues.

‘Hogan Lovells attorneys demonstrate a thorough understanding of the legal issues and deliver compelling and professional work product to the dispute forum on behalf of its clients. Another strength with the practice group is its ability to provide compliance counseling and guidance in areas outside of disputes.’

‘The number one attribute of the government contracts practice group attorneys with whom I have worked is their availability and willingness to provide immediate support. I receive prompt responses to requests for assistance, and I am kept informed of progress of their work.’

‘Stacy Hadeka and Christine Reynolds provided exceptional and prompt support to a series of bid protest issues facing us this past year. Both are senior associates fully capable of briefing company leaders on the issues at hand and preparing bid protest filings.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and practical. They know the law but can translate the law to layman’s terms so those who are unfamiliar with the intricacies of Government Contracts can understand. More importantly, the team can clearly identify risks and mitigants so knowledgeable decisions can be made.’

Key clients

Pfizer

Carnegie Mellon University

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Bristol Myers Squibb

PPG Industries, Inc.

Novartis

Firefly Aerospace

Westinghouse Government Services

Kearney and Company

Vectrus, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Carnegie Mellon University across a wide range of government contracts and grants matters.
  • Advising Pfizer as government contracts counsel for over a decade, in its negotiation and administration of a vast array of contracts with the US government for pharmaceuticals, vaccines, medical devices, and inventory services.
  • Advising Lockheed Martin on its US$4.4 billion acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Government > Government relations Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP offers clients globally informed excellent expertise where government policy and business intersect. The team excels in advocating several major automotive manufacturers, and national industry associations. Sovereign governments also hold the firm’s practice in high-regard. Tax reform legislation is also a mainstay of the firm, representing a range of clients across the full range of issues, with particular expertise in renewable energy tax incentives. Practice head and prominent Democratic lobbyist Ivan Zapien leverages extensive experience in the private sector and Capitol Hill with strong ties to all levels of government, advising on some of the firm’s most recent high-level mandates. Alongside him, Mark Irion co-leads the public procurement practice and is the go-to for strategic communications in the firm. Former senator Norm Coleman is a key name for congressional investigations work. Energy and the financial services sectors are where Aaron Cutler is best known for. Michael Bell advises extensively on all aspects of political law compliance at all levels of government. Health lawyer and lobbyist Cybil Roehrenbeck  joined the team in March 2021, bringing with them an extensive history of advising on and influencing health policy and legislation. Counsel Ari Fridman is of note, specializing in national security and foreign policy matters.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Zapien; Mark Irion

Testimonials

‘Strong connections. Work well with clients. Very helpful’

 

Key clients

LG Energy Solution

SkyWater Technology

DocuSign

Digital Diagnostics

Walmart

Nissan North America

Airbus Americas

Urenco USA Inc.

National Association of ACOs

Work highlights

  • Advised LGES in its multi-year trade secret dispute over electric vehicle batteries with SK Innovation (SKI), which has resulted in a USD $1.8bn settlement between the two companies.
  • Advised SkyWater Technology, a U.S.-based pure play semiconductor foundry and a Department of Defense (DOD)-accredited trusted supplier that specializes in custom technology development services, volume manufacturing, and advanced packaging capabilities.
  • Advising new client DocuSign, a U.S.-based company that enables organizations to manage electronic agreements, to advance government policies allowing the use of electronic and digital signatures both in private commercial transactions and in connection with all federal government agencies’ signature requirements.

Industry focus > Education Tier 2

The education team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has extensive experience handling investigations, regulatory matters and litigation with a strong bench  based in Washington DC. The group is co-led by head of global education Stephanie Gold and is active in the academic medical center space advising on regulatory changes, acquisitions, and reorganizations. Immigration matters, foreign influence issues and Title IX work also feature in the workload. Co-head William Ferreira, who also leads the firms global public procurement practice, handles international work for universities expanding into the Asian and Middle Eastern markets, as well as advising on online education programs. Also in the team is counsel Joel Buckman who focuses on regulatory compliance for a range of education institutions and is the name for employment related issues. The Houston team has been bolstered with the arrival of Andrew Strong and Barry Burgdorf; both served as former general counsel for research universities and have expertise acting for public and private academic institutions.

Practice head(s):

Stephanie Gold; William Ferreira

Testimonials

‘The teams communicative and interpersonal skills when it comes to dealing with clients and partners is very impressive compared to some of the other firms I’ve dealt with.’

‘William Ferreira stood out due to his good technical capacities and knowledge of the Mozambican market and American clients working in Mozambique. Adilene Rosales also impressed me, she was very organized and professional in her conduct.’

‘Totally understands the client’s objectives and how best to realize objectives. Collaborative and willing to think outside the box. Very responsive, highly informed, and willing to think through objectives.’

‘Though I have a long history of working with Hogan Lovells, and recently needed to look to them for something entirely different in a new role and market, as among the highest quality global firms, I knew I could count on them to have the expertise and experience to assist.’

‘I have worked extensively with Bill Ferreira on matters advancing the interests of a US organization overseas in some particularly challenging territories. Having shepherded literally dozens of entities on their journey, the benefits of the breadth and depth of his experience are immediately clear. He is trusted by my organization to provide candid, strategic and practical advice to help us navigate sometimes murky, unpredictable processes.’

‘Full range of services available across all areas of law, which proved essential as we could not have anticipated the entire spectrum of legal work necessitated by the complex transaction Hogan Lovells supported us through. Key strengths are regulatory savvy, strategic advice, and working with other law firms (we gave them many opportunities to prove that skill, and they never let us down).’

‘Stephanie Gold is the best higher ed lawyer I’ve ever worked with; brilliant, calm, upbeat, collaborative, undaunted. Her political advice proved as sound as her legal advice, and she kept us on firm ground in complex governance matters. William Intner is an especially effective communicator, able to translate complex financial instruments for non-specialists like trustees and faculty. He also proved a top-notch advisor on all elements of our financial and business planning and transactions.’

Key clients

Harvard University

Yale University

Arizona State University

Yeshiva University

American Council on Education

American Public Education, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Louisville

Duke University

University of Maryland College Park

New York University

Mills College

Penn Foster, Inc.

TPG The Rise Fund

National University System

Harvard University

Yale University

Arizona State University

Yeshiva University

American Council on Education

American Public Education, Inc.

Carnegie Mellon University

University of Louisville

Duke University

University of Maryland College Park

New York University

Mills College

Penn Foster, Inc.

TPG The Rise Fund

National University System

Work highlights

  • Representing Mills College and College officers in litigation brought by a current trustee, a former trustee and the College’s alumnae association.
  • Advising Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) across a wide range of education sector issues, including cybersecurity; government contracts and grants matters; scientific research integrity; international online education of students; drone use; and faculty and staff global employment under CMU programs.

Industry focus > Environment: litigation Tier 2

Industry focus > Healthcare: health insurers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP is known for its litigation services, acting for national insurers on civil and criminal cases. It offers particular expertise in class action matters, representing clients including UnitedHealthcare and Centene on challenges to coverage policies, ERISA cases and access denial matters. Claims cases, reimbursement disputes, and antitrust cases are other areas where the practice excels. Transactions are another piece of the team’s overall offering, acting for regional insurers on their dispositions and acquisitions. The Miami office is particularly noteworthy for its insurer focus, with notable lawyers there including Craig Smith, who acts on transactional matters, and David Massey, who advises Fortune 100 insurers on litigations. Los Angeles-based Michael Maddigan is another key litigator. Washington DC-based Ronald Wisor leads the overall group.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Wisor

Key clients

UnitedHealthcare

Anthem

Centene Corporation

Florida Association of Health Plans

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Inc.

Health First

Molina Healthcare

Anthem Blue Cross of California

Medica

Work highlights

  • Represented UnitedHealthcare in a number of class-action lawsuits across the country.
  • Represented Molina Healthcare in a breach of contract lawsuit with Mount Sinai Medical Center of Miami.
  • Represented Centene Corporate in a complex drug pricing class action lawsuit.

Industry focus > Healthcare: life sciences Tier 2

In addition to ‘outstanding expertise with small to mid-sized public biotech and pharma companies’ Hogan Lovells US LLP is also able to act for international pharmaceuticals companies. The team’s regulatory capacity is a key factor in this, advising on FDA clearances and post-approval compliance. IP is another area of expertise, primarily in transactions where the team provides diligence support in major capital markets and M&A matters and acts on IP litigation. It also has a strong product liability offering led by Baltimore-based Lauren Colton, which advises on medical devices and pharmaceuticals. The Washington DC office is led by biologics risk evaluation expert Lynn Mehler, experienced biopharmaceutical startup advisor Philip Katz and Randy Prebula, who gives regulatory advice to medical device and technology companies. Also DC-based is David Fox, who is known for his Hatch Waxman compliance expertise. Philadelphia-based team leader Steve Abrams is known for transactional work. Also recommended are DC-based Anishiya Abrol and Philadephia-based Blake Wilson.

Practice head(s):

Steve Abrams; Lynn Mehler; Jane Summerfield; Philip Katz; Randy Prebula; Lauren Colton

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

Outstanding expertise with small to mid-sized public biotech and pharma companies. The team\’s experience proves very helpful, especially in connection with SEC filings and equity offerings.

Steve Abrams and Stephen Nicolai stand out for their expertise representing small to mid-sized public biotech and pharma companies.

Key clients

Baxter International Inc.

Biom’Up SA

Celgene

Exact Sciences

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

LabCorp

Novartis

Novocure Ltd.

Optinose

The University of Pennsylvania

Work highlights

  • Advising Pyxis Oncology on key patent prosecution, strategic counseling, and IP due diligence.
  • Advised Lucira Health on its Emergency Use Authorization submissions for the first rapid, at-home test systems for Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses.
  • Advised Memic in its regulatory strategy and submissions to secure FDA market authorization for its Hominis Surgical System.

Industry focus > Healthcare: service providers Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP has maintained its strength advising on major transactions over the past year, supplementing that with an expanding regulatory and litigation offering. Academic medical centers continue to serve as key clients, with the team advising SUNY and Columbia on all healthcare matters and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on a federal billing investigation. In addition to this, the team’s regulatory footprint has expanded. This includes advising on state usage of private facilities to manage Covid-19 and advising on growing telehealth operations. Key names include FCA litigator Jonathan Diesenhaus and transactional expert Clifford Stromberg, both DC-based. Leaders in other jurisdictions include Jeffrey Schneider in New York and Craig Smith in Miami. Ronald Wisor leads the team from Washington DC, while Leigh Oliver, also in DC, is known for transactional work.

Practice head(s):

Ronald Wisor

Key clients

Columbia University Medical Center

The State University of New York

Henry Ford Health System

Atrium Health

Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation

Penn State Health

Beaumont Health

Medical College of South Carolina

University of Minnesota

Ohio State University

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center

West Virginia University – Health System

Work highlights

  • Representing the Medical Campuses of SUNY on a broad range of matters.
  • Advising a state health system on the state of Florida’s usage of its facilities for Covid-19 care.
  • Advising a healthcare network on all aspects of its merger with Jefferson Health.

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

Noted for its expertise in the TMT, REIT and real estate, and retail sectors, Hogan Lovells US LLP advises handles high-value M&A and spin-off transactions. Counting Dell, PVH Corp. and VICI Properties among its key roster of clients, the group is also well-placed to leverage the firm’s global presence to handle cross-border mandates. Praised by one client as ‘one of the finest employment benefits lawyers on the planet’, Washington DC-based Kurt Lawson leads the practice alongside Martha Steinman in New York, who acts for boards of directors, compensation committees and senior management, and Silicon Valley-based Michael Frank, who focuses on M&A arising out of the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

Michael Frank; Kurt Lawson; Martha Steinman

Other key lawyers:

Carin Carithers; Meg McIntyre

Testimonials

‘Kurt Lawson is one of the finest employment benefits lawyers on the planet.’

Key clients

VICI Properties

Kite Realty Group Trust

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Arm Limited

Marvell Technology Group

QTS Realty Trust

Dell

Melody Capital Partners

Syncreon

Tyson Foods

FLIR Systems

WSP Global

Roku

GP Strategies

PVH

Walmart

Bridgestone Americas

Skywater Technology

Transurban

NextNav

Arcturus UAV

PPG Industries

Maximus

American Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised VICI Properties on its $17.2bn strategic acquisition of MGM Growth Properties LLC (MGP).
  • Advised Kite Realty Group Trust on its merger transaction with Retail Properties of America, with a enterprise value of approximately $7.5bn.
  • Advised Lockheed Martin on its $4.4bn acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Media, technology and telecoms > Fintech Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a far-reaching global fintech group, which is co-chaired out of Washington DC by the highly experienced regulatory partner Richard Schaberg. The team works closely with colleagues in other key global financial hubs, including London. The practice offers a broad spread of transactional, regulatory, litigation, IP and advisory support. The clientbase is equally diverse, ranging from major financial institutions through to start-ups, emerging and public technology companies. On the transactional side, the firm has a strong track record for major M&As and partnering agreements, and regularly assists clients on product launches and associated regulatory approvals and inquiries. Regulatory and compliance advice also extends to key areas such as cybersecurity and anti-money laundering initiatives. Other key individuals include senior counsel Gregory Lisa, who handles regulatory issues, and corporate partner Nathaniel Gallon in Silicon Valley.

Practice head(s):

Richard Schaberg

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Golden Pacific Bank

Grasshopper Bank

Citizens Financial Services Inc.

Muun wallet

Maker

Golden Pacific Bank

NBT

Evergreen

CNB

Work highlights

  • Advised Golden Pacific Bancorp and Golden Pacific Bank in connection with regulatory matters and their $22.3m acquisition by Social Finance, a digital personal finance company.
  • Advising Citizens Financial Services and its subsidiary, First Citizens Community Bank, in entering into a lending arrangement with online student lender College Ave.
  • Advising Grasshopper Bank on various regulatory matters and commercial agreements with service providers, fintech entity customers and other partners.

Media, technology and telecoms > Technology transactions Tier 2

Hogan Lovells US LLP combines a strong domestic and international network to support multinational clients on a wide range of technology transactions. This includes advice on IP licensing agreements and related corporate finance work. Audrey Reed and John Brockland, respectively based in Washington DC and San Francisco, are two of the firm’s lead partners.

Antitrust > Merger control Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP leverages its global platform, advising on major global merger clearances, including multijurisdictional filings and complex US merger review proceedings, including FTC Second Requests and DOJ challenges. The team has standout capabilities in the TMT and life sciences space, with key clients including IBM and UnitedHealth, with a standout involvement being its representation of IBM in the multijurisdictional approval of its acquisition of Red Hat. In line with its sector expertise, the team regularly handles mergers with significant intellectual property elements, with practice head Logan Breed  a regular contributor to thought leadership on the intersection between IP and antitrust issues, while also remaining active in large-scale merger review processes for top tech and life sciences clients. Other key names in the team include life sciences specialist Leigh Oliver, who took the lead on Albert Einstein’s merger with Thomas Jefferson University, defending the transaction against an FTC injunction, and Robert Leibenluft , who formerly headed the FTC Health Care Division and focuses heavily on the space. The practice can also call upon the vast experience of former FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, whose areas of strength include cybersecurity and Second Request proceedings. All lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Logan Breed

Other key lawyers:

Leigh Oliver; Robert Leibenluft; Edith Ramirez

Testimonials

This team is proactive, hands on and as expert as any team that I have ever worked with in the past. They are creative in their solutioning of situations and leverage their vast expertise on a global basis to enable the client to engage constructively. I also appreciate that they staff appropriately and thoughtfully and are readily available to provide timely advice. This is truly a stellar team.’

‘Logan Breed is top notch – he is a consummate professional and exceptionally knowledgeable in this field.’

‘The firm helped us with an on-again off-again merger that required FTC approval and the Hogan Lovells team seamlessly picked up our file each time with no loss (or very little loss) of momentum upon each iteration of the deal. For perspective, this deal took years not weeks or months and the Hogan Lovells team remained mostly constant throughout, which was a benefit to us and a credit to the firm.’

‘The Hogan Lovells lawyers were often asked by our management team to make predictions as to how the FTC would react to the filings made (in terms of timing for an FTC response as well as the substance of an FTC response) and the Hogan Lovells’ predictions rang true in almost all circumstances. Given the dependability of their advice, we were able to make accurate and informed business decisions that helped our deal gain FTC approval and later proceed to closing.’

Key clients

PPG Industries Inc.

IBM

UnitedHealth Group

Tops Market

Kustomer

Albert Einstein Health System

Meggitt

Within

ASSA ABLOY

Work highlights

  • Advising Kustomer, a CRM software SaaS provider, on the cross-jurisdictional regulatory aspects of its $1bn acquisition by Facebook.
  • Advised Albert Einstein Health Network in the successful defense of its merger with Thomas Jefferson University from preliminary injunction challenge by the FTC.
  • Advising UnitedHealth Group on the planned $13bn merger of its Optum division with Change Healthcare.

Dispute resolution > International litigation Tier 3

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

Practice head(s):

Beth Peters; Deen Kaplan; Ajay Kuntamukkala

Other key lawyers:

Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a burgeoning presence in the DCM field thanks to its standing in life sciences and healthcare, REITs, tech and consumer goods, amongst other sectors. The team is historically known for its record in regulated sectors, in part due to its large presence in Washington DC, but it has steadily built-out its New York group in recent years. Its Denver and Silicon Valley offices have also played an important role in the wider team’s success. Washington DC partner Eve Howard is global head of the capital markets department and has advised on a steady flow of high-value DCM and liability management transactions over the research period, including investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt. New York’s Stuart Morrissy continues to develop the firm’s reputation amongst major underwriters, is gaining the firm some market share in high-yield debt and is an experienced figure in liability management transactions. Fellow New York partner Richard Aftanas provided additional high-yield debt expertise.

Practice head(s):

Eve Howard

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Eve Howard is excellent (and does an amazing job in executing deals smoothly) in the debt capital markets space and John Beckman is an expert (and does a great job in providing necessary points) in the governance space.’

Key clients

Acadia Healthcare

Bristol Myers Squibb

Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Colgate-Palmolive Company

Enstar Group Limited

Equifax Inc.

Ingredion Incorporated

McCormick & Company, Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

VICI Properties

Finance > Capital markets: equity offerings Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP has made big progress in the equity sphere since the arrival of Richard Aftanas in 2020. Aftanas has given the firm much greater credibility in New York, an office that had been comparatively underweight compared to the firm’s other US offices. Historically the capital markets team has shown particular aptitude in the real estate, life sciences, healthcare and TMT fields, and now is spreading its industry breadth along with particular growth in cross-border offerings originating from Europe, Latin America and elsewhere. The team also benefits from the firm’s outstanding regulatory expertise. Philadelphia partner Steve Abrams co-heads the life sciences and healthcare group and has a fine record in equity offerings, while Washington DC’s David Bonser leads the global REIT practice and heads numerous equity issuances in this field.

Practice head(s):

Richard Aftanas

Other key lawyers:

Steve Abrams; David Bonser; Sina Hekmat; Stephen Nicolai; William Intner

Testimonials

‘I’ve been working closely with the Hogan Lovells capital markets, equity offerings team for the past three years. They have done an outstanding job. The team is expert in all matters related to the complexities of public company equity offerings, from start to finish, and do so in an efficient manner.’

‘We have used Hogan for both debt financings and common equity offerings and found the legal services to be top-notch and cost effective.’

‘Steve Abrams and Stephen Nicolai stand out for their outstanding client service, tremendous level of experience and expertise, and business-savvy legal representation.’

‘A very specialized firm that is easy to reach and even easier to work with.’

‘Responsiveness, high level of expertise in the practice area, broad range of legal expertise across multiple practice areas.’

‘Richard Aftanas always provides a calm, knowledgeable presence in this uncertain space.’

‘William Intner is an extremely capable securities lawyer. I have worked with him for 15 years. William is a great problem solver and is vey efficient. The breadth and depth of his knowledge is tremendous.’

 

Key clients

Arbutus Biopharma Inc.

AxonPrime Infrastructure Acquisition Corporation

Bemobi Mobile Tech S.A.

BTG Pactual

Caixa Seguridade S.A.

Citigroup

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

EF Hutton

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Hut 8 Mining Corp.

JBG SMITH Properties

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Morgan Stanley

OptiNose, Inc

Public Storage

Sesen Bio, Inc.

SkyWater Technology, Inc.

VICI Properties Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised SkyWater Technology on its $112m IPO.
  • Advised Hut 8, a Canadian cryptocurrency mining company, on its $82m and its $173m follow-on equity offering.
  • Advised AxonPrime, a blank check company targeting the infrastructure sector, on its $150m IPO.

Finance > Project finance

Hogan Lovells US LLP's project finance team is ‘always introducing innovative solutions to getting a deal closed and over the line‘. The department, which advises lenders and sponsors, assists with all stages of LNG projects, in addition to advising on infrastructure projects done to a P3 model. The firm’s prowess in international mandates can be seen in its recent work representing the lenders in the development and construction of an independent power plant in Afghanistan. Jorge Diaz-Silveira  leads the national practice from Miami, though the firm also has a presence in Baltimore, Denver, Houston, New York, and Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Diaz-Silveira

Other key lawyers:

Brian Chappell; David Locasio; Darcy Bisset

Testimonials

‘Hogan Lovell’s are always introducing innovative solutions to getting a deal closed and over the line. We have successfully closed a number of transactions with them in the guiding seat supporting not only on the legal documentation but on key commercial elements to enable us to mitigate risk in tricky scenarios. Great collaboration and resources brought to every engagement.’

‘I have worked with David Locascio now on a number of deals and personally find him a great support and asset core to the deal team in obtaining finance and enabling the completion of deals. David is a trusted business partner who would be my first port of call in any deal scenario.’

Key clients

Applegreen PLC

Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp.

Acciona

esVolta

U.S. International Development Finance Corp.

Generadora San Andrés, S.A.

Generadora San Mateo, S.A.

Santos y Compañía SA de CV

International Finance Corp.

Harbert Infrastructure Fund VI

Work highlights

  • Represented a Design-Build Joint Venture in connection with the $2.75bn Fargo-Moorehead P3 Floodwater Diversion Project.
  • Advised Assured Guaranty as insurer and U.S. sponsor in a successful COP$760bn ($209m) social bond issuance by Patrimonio Autónomo Montes de María.
  • Represented Applegreen USA Welcome Centres LLC in connection with the $225m debt financing of its acquisition of the HMS Host 60 on-highway services plazas.

Finance > Structured finance: derivatives and structured products Tier 3

Based in New York, Hogan Lovells US LLP advises sovereigns, international financial institutions, and Latin American-based corporations on a broad range of derivatives and regulatory-related matters, such as REITs, equity derivatives, ATM offerings, and structured products. It often acts for clients active in the energy, insurance, and healthcare industries. Practice head Evan Koster specializes in complex financial products and derivatives transactions, including on foreign exchange, equities, and commodities products. Senior associate Adam Lapidus advises on capital markets transactions, including interest rate, credit, and FX derivatives.

Practice head(s):

Evan Koster

Other key lawyers:

Industry focus > Energy litigation: oil and gas Tier 3

Industry focus > Energy regulation: conventional power Tier 3

Industry focus > Energy regulation: oil and gas Tier 3

Industry focus > Energy: renewable/alternative power Tier 3

Industry focus > Environment: regulatory Tier 3

Industry focus > Insurance: advice to insurers Tier 3

Labor and employment > Immigration Tier 3

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: large deals ($1bn+) Tier 3

Hogan Lovells US LLP is able to call upon 2,500 corporate lawyers spread across 45 global offices. The practice, which is naturally engaged on both the cross-border and domestic fronts, and is active in an variety of different sectors including automotive, aerospace, government services, education, healthcare, media and telecoms. William Curtin leads the global practice from Washington DC, having transacted close to $100bn worth of deals throughout his illustrious career. Elsewhere in Silicon Valley, Richard Climan fronts the tech-related offering, meanwhile Keith Flaum leverages deep experience in public and private M&A, multijurisdictional deals and joint ventures. In February 2022, the firm welcomed two major arrivals in New York, with experienced public M&A and corporate governance advisors Peter Cohen-Millstein and Adrienne Ellman joining from Linklaters LLP and Foley Hoag LLP respectively.

Practice head(s):

William Curtin; Elizabeth Donley; Keith Flaum

Other key lawyers:

Richard Climan; Keith Flaum; David Gibbons; Joseph Gilligan; Christopher Moore; Jane Ross; Jalpit Amin; Peter Cohen-Millstein; Adrienne Ellman

Testimonials

‘This team works as a true partnership – they put teamwork, partnership, and collaboration first. They also prioritize diversity in an upfront, transparent manner, never compromising quality and consistently demonstrating the firm’s commitment, which is important to me.’

‘William Curtin leads with ultimate professionalism. He looks around corners, and explains to the intended audience where we are in a transaction in terms that are easy to digest.’

‘Keith Flaum is the Jedi Master of M&A lawyering, and his team is jam-packed with the top Jedis in the M&A galaxy known as Silicon Valley. If you choose Keith and his team, the force will definitely be with you. Keith Flaum and Jalpit Amin are like Obi-Wan Kenobi and a young Luke Skywalker – true Jedi Masters who will guide and protect you in the most complex M&A tech deals so that you will prevail!’

‘William Curtin builds his team for strength – they work well together and complement each other.’

‘Great competence, great legal knowledge together with a deep understanding of the business and of the needs of the clients. This makes an unmatched ability to meet business needs while maintaining the highest level of legal advice and compliance, and is definitely not easy to find.’

‘Our reference partner is David Gibbons. I have been working with him for decades and can only speak positively of him as a legal professional and as a human being. I think this tells more than any “technical” description I could give.’

‘I have worked with Keith Flaum and his team for more than ten years. Hogan Lovells is our go-to firm for M&A work.

‘The team is a tech-M&A powerhouse. There is no better team for this type of work than Keith and the Silicon Valley M&A group. They work on the biggest, most groundbreaking (and complex) deals in the market and are a force to be reckoned with.’

Key clients

Applied Materials

Atlassian Corporation

Autodesk

Facebook

Helsinn

IBM

Intel

Kingdom Holding Company

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Marvell Technology Group

PPG Industries, Inc.

Synopsys

Tyson Foods, Inc.

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated

Walmart

Zendesk

Work highlights

  • Advised Lockheed Martin Corporation on its $4.4bn acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.
  • Advised Zendesk on its approximately $4.2bn acquisition of Momentive and its iconic SurveyMonkey platform.
  • Advised FLIR Systems, Inc. on its approximately $8bn merger with Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a dedicated shareholder activism taskforce, which is integral to the wider securities and corporate governance practice. It advises many of the world’s largest and best-known public companies on all aspects of types of activist scenarios. Joseph Gilligan, who is based in Washington DC, exemplifies the team’s ability to also work with privately held companies. Lillian Tsu departed the firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Joseph Gilligan

Testimonials

‘Great experience in handling shareholder activism situations. Guided us through our own.’

Key clients

Papa John’s International

Rosetta Stone

Taronis Fuels

Work highlights

  • Advised Thomas Wetherald, Tobias Welo, Sergey Vasnetsov, Mary Pat Thompson and AndrewMcCormick on their successful campaign to reconstitute the Taronis Fuels, Inc. board ofdirectors.
  • Advised Rosetta Stone on its interactions with several activist investors, including VossCapital, before, during and after the announcement of its definitive agreement to be acquiredby Cambium Learning Group.
  • Advised dozens of public companies in handling shareholder proposals.

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

Hogan Lovells US LLP stands out for its impressive national and international footprint, allowing for a broad range of cross-border investment transactions. The practice is more weighted to the investor side of the venture capital spectrum, although certain offices such as Silicon Valley also have strong company client bases. The firm has good credentials on the life sciences side and represents several major venture funds and emerging companies, offering a cradle-to-grave service that goes beyond the corporate finance side. The group was boosted by the arrival of corporate partners Barry Burgdorf and Andrew Strong, from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Houston, who both have good connections to the technology and life sciences industries. Nate Gallon and Mahvesh Qureshi co-lead the practice from Silicon Valley and Washington DC respectively, with DC-based partner Kevin Clayton also considered ‘responsive; gives thoughtful advice, is very knowledgeable and has a good sense of the market‘.

Practice head(s):

Nate Gallon; Mahvesh Qureshi

Testimonials

‘The Hogan team does an excellent job providing detail-oriented legal advice that is practical and business-oriented.’

‘Kevin Clayton excels at quickly digesting complex issues and explaining them in ways which are accessible and focused on how to get to sensible business outcomes – all while being calm, responsive, and just a pleasure to work with.’

‘Hogan Lovells has strength in the life sciences industry, including IP, corporate and regulatory.’

‘Kevin Clayton is responsive, gives thoughtful advice, is very knowledgeable and has a good sense of the market.’

 

Key clients

NovaSignal

ISTARI Global Limited

Walmart

Novartis

Facebook

Norwest Venture Partners

Santander

Evinced, Inc.

Fall Line Capital

Paladin Capital

Anheuser-Busch InBev

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Prime Movers Lab

Orbit Fab

Engrail Therapeutics, Inc.

RTW Investments

Tropos Technologies, Inc.

Vexcel Imaging

Ford Motor Company

Work highlights

  • Advised NovaSignal, a medical technology and data company specializing in the assessment and management of brain health, on a $37m Series C1 preferred equity round of financing.
  • Advised ISTARI, a global cybersecurity platform, on its investment in the $50m Series C preferred equity financing of Sonrai Security, a leader in public cloud security.
  • Advising Walmart, an American multinational retail corporation, on its joint venture with Ribbit Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, to create a new fintech startup.

Tax > International tax Tier 3

The international tax team at Hogan Lovells US LLP is linked to a worldwide set of offices in Europe and Latin America. Based in Washington DC, practice leader Siobhan Rausch frequently advises tax-exempt organizations and foreign universities on international tax matters and cross-border grant-making. She works alongside Jasper Howard, who deals with tax-free spin-offs and restructurings; Cristina Arumi, a key resource regarding capital markets transactions and M&A involving REITs; and senior associate Caitlin Piper, an expert in tax-related M&A matters. In San Francisco Josh Scala covers public and private REITs, while in Baltimore Nancy O’Neil focuses on cross-border tax planning. Counsel Jennifer Morgan joined from Winston & Strawn LLP in March 2021 and is noted for her work in private equity and partnership tax. Babak Nikravesh departed in July 2021.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Testimonials

‘The Hogan Lovells International tax team is very diligent, responsive and a value-added partner to our global business.’

‘The Hogan Lovells international tax team of Mark Weinstein, Phil Ehrlich, Steven Palyca, and Sophie Beutel, among others have truly understood our global business and have provided first class tax technical support over the years.’

Key clients

Marvell Technology

Arm Limited

Dell Technologies

Transurban

Kingdom Holding

FLIR Systems

WSP Global

Syncreon

Ventas

GP Strategies Corporation

Jefferies International Limited and Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited

Ivanhoé Cambridge

Arcturus UAV

Quadriga Capital

Autodesk

Helsinn

Work highlights

  • Advised Marvell Technology Group on its approximately $9.4bn acquisition of publicly traded Inphi Corp., a high-speed data movement platform.
  • Advised Transurban on its $2.1bn sale of a 50 percent interest in its Transurban Chesapeake assets, which include its Virginia toll roads, to Australian investors AustralianSuper and UniSuper, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.
  • Advised Dell Technologies on the tax elements of its $2.075bn sale of RSA to a consortium of investors led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, and AlpInvest Partners.

Tax > US taxes: non-contentious Tier 3

With multiple offices on both coasts, Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a myriad of big-ticket transactions and advisory mandates for a formidable roster of blue-chip entities from the worlds of tech, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, financial services, and sovereign wealth funds. The team is highly rated by clients for its capabilities in REIT transactions, where Cristina Arumi and Prentiss Feagles routinely structure various complex investments – often with a significant cross-border element. Practice head Siobhan Rausch focuses her practice on tax-exempt organizations, working with a mix of private foundations, impact investors, and research institutions. Jasper Howard handles the full spectrum of transactions, including tax-free spin-offs and restructurings, while Scott Lilienthal is recommended for public finance matters. In San Francisco, Josh Scala regularly advises on joint ventures and  partnerships for real estate investors and private equity firms. All named lawyers are based in Washington DC unless noted otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan Rausch

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Arumi; Prentiss Feagles; Jasper Howard; Scott Lilienthal; Josh Scala

Testimonials

‘Very strong depth in the REIT sector.’

‘They know their stuff. Prentiss Feagles is truly at the top of the class. Cristina Arumi is also quite good.’

Key clients

VICI Properties

QTS Realty Trust

Kite Realty Group

Marvell Technology Group

Dell Technologies

FLIR Systems

Arm Limited

Transurban

Melody Capital Partners

Tyson Foods

Ventas

Bell Partners

GP Strategies

Maximus

Ivanhoé Cambridge

WMATA

Syncreon

Griffin Realty Trust

Roku

WSP Global

Walmart

Arcturus UAV

Mills College

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Welltower

Work highlights

  • Advised VICI Properties Inc., on its $17.2bn strategic acquisition of MGM Growth Properties LLC.
  • Advised QTS Realty Trust on the proposed acquisition by affiliates of private equity giant Blackstone in an all-cash transaction with transaction value of approximately $10bn.
  • Advised Marvell Technology Group on its approximately $9.4bn acquisition of publicly traded Inphi Corp.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP regularly defends clients in bet-the-company litigation and unfair competition cases, and works closely together with other departments of the firm including employment, intellectual property, and white collar. The practice group is lead by a quartet of attorneys based in Washington DC: Justin Bernick, Benjamin Holt, William Monts, and Charles Loughlin, all of whom have extensive experience representing domestic and international corporations in high-profile matters across a host of industries. Also in DC, Edith Ramirez excels at the intersection of antitrust with privacy and cybersecurity, particularly in the technology and life sciences sectors.

Practice head(s):

Justin Bernick; Benjamin Holt; Charles Loughlin; William Monts

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

UnitedHealth Group

Viatris (formerly Mylan)

Societe Generale

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Takeda

PPG Industries

Multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield plans

Ford Motor Company

AEG

Albert Einstein Healthcare Network

Choice Hotels International

Agri Stats, Inc.

Edwards Vacuum

Work highlights

  • Achieved a trial victory for Albert Einstein against the FTC regarding a hospital merger.
  • Represented Choice Hotels in multiple lawsuits (including putative class actions) challenging restrictions on branded keyword bidding in paid search advertising, obtaining dismissal of a class action and lawsuit brought by online travel agency.
  • Succeeded in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of Takeda Pharmaceuticals in a case brought by a competitor alleging that Takeda’s patent lawsuit violated the antitrust law and raising important issues regarding the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust laws in the pharmaceutical industry.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration Tier 4

Finance > Capital markets: global offerings Tier 4

Hogan Lovells US LLP has significantly expanded its global offerings practice in recent years, not least through the impact of Richard Aftanas, a senior hire in 2020. This builds on the firm’s pre-existing success in Latin America offerings, in part through the Sao Paulo office, along with sovereign offerings and structured finance transactions. The capital markets team is also making solid progress in offerings originating in Europe. Emil Arca  is a leader in structured finance transactions, including diversified payments rights deals. Evan Koster  is a key figure in energy-related offerings and sovereign transactions. Sina Hekmat  splits his time between New York and Frankfurt, and regularly advises on deals involving European issuers. All other named partners are based in New York.

Practice head(s):

Richard Aftanas; Emil Arca

Other key lawyers:

Evan Koster; Sina Hekmat; Ben Garcia

Testimonials

‘They walked us through this process in an expert manner that permitted us to jump into this complex market. Their expertise and reputation helped us with the banks and potential investors. I am very happy we chose HL as our legal advisors. They have vast experience in Latam, and in our case that was a very important asset. They are not only bilingual, but bi-cultural.’

‘The team have in depth knowledge and strong relationships with the issuer clients we work with, are extremely experienced and knowledgeable and are a pleasure to work with.’

‘Excellent and experienced lawyers. Knowledge goes from sovereign to complex project finance transactions.’

‘It is highly efficient that the team offers advice on questions under US and European regulations.’

‘The team is great. It is a dream team. Ben Garcia, partner in NYC office, is a very intelligent and experienced lawyer. He is very easy to work with. Polite and articulate, knows how to make things happen.’

‘Sina Hekmat – pleasure to work with, incredible client knowledge.’

‘I have enjoyed working with Sina Hekmat and the team in my current capacity for over a year now. Relative to other firms they have been incredibly responsive to queries and very well organized when it comes to document management on any given transaction. Coming from an in-house role, my interaction with the team has been largely in the investment grade space, over which they have demonstrated an acute sense of commercial awareness while also providing helpful legal advise. They have been particularly good at raising issues for my attention in their cover emails which is very helpful.’

‘Sina Hekmat is an excellent specialist in global offerings. He is available at short notice, replies instantly and offers great support to his clients during global offerings.’

Key clients

Banco do Brasil

Banco Pichincha

Bemobi Mobile Tech S.A,

BOC Aviation

Caixa Seguridade

Colgate-Palmolive

Enstar Group Limited

Hut 8 Mining Corp

Knighthead Capital Management, LLC

The Government of the Bahamas

Micro Focus International

Voxeljet

Work highlights

  • Advised various joint lead managers on an aggregate of approximately $9.9bn in debt offerings for Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank (Rentenbank), a development bank for the agriculture, forestry, fishing, and food industries in Germany.
  • Advised Colgate-Palmolive Company on its €500m inaugural eight-year sustainability bond.
  • Advised Hut 8 Mining Corp, a Canadian cryptocurrency mining company, on its $82m US IPO and $173m follow-on equity offering.

Media, technology and telecoms > Outsourcing Tier 4

Finance > Restructuring (including bankruptcy): corporate Tier 5

Hogan Lovells US LLP has experience extending across a wide range of restructuring-related matters such as out-of-court proceedings, distressed asset sales, loan portfolio transactions and contested valuation trials. Its global practice is well versed in advising lenders, sponsors, creditors, purchasers and noteholders. The team’s expertise is evidenced through the standout representation of the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chapter 11 cases of Speedcast, with liabilities amounting to $1bn. Christopher Donoho is the global head of the practice, with Ronald Silverman and Richard Wynne as co-heads. Donoho and Silverman are based in New York whilst Wynne is in Los Angeles. The practice also welcomed Matthew Schernecke from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in November 2021.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Donoho; Ronald Silverman; Richard Wynne

Other key lawyers:

David Simonds; Erin Brady; John Beck; Matthew Schernecke

Testimonials

‘David Simonds is a wonderful attorney, exceptionally knowledgeable in bankruptcy matters and understands the specific needs of his client and how to achieve the goals of the client.’

‘Chris Donoho has an exceptional breadth of experience in representing clients in a myriad of bankruptcy cases and out of court restructurings.’

‘The Los Angeles-based bankruptcy/restructuring team is able to bring a unique combination of big-picture strategic case and relationship management, extraordinary technical analysis and practical advice to any project due to the depth of the partner team and ability to mesh different skill sets.’

‘Erin Brady is superb at thinking through legal and strategy issues and providing practical, actionable advice; her written work and ability to quickly get to the nub of an issue are both top-notch.’

‘Richard Wynne is an effective advocate while at the same time maintaining constructive working relationships and lines of communications with all parties, even adversaries. I have come to rely on his judgment on key strategic issues, and how to organize an overall approach to ultimately maximize the result for our common client.’

‘Highly competent; very experienced practice; hands-on client service; very personable and hard working.’

‘A wonderfully responsive, measured, non-reactionary, user-friendly and skilled team. What you would expect of a global firm with a historical restructuring strength in the US.’

‘Ron Silverman is an outstanding lawyer with extensive experience in domestic and international insolvency proceedings. David Simonds has extensive experience representing creditor’s committees in complex Chapter 11 restructurings and is also an outstanding lawyer. John Beck is the “first lieutenant” of the team. He is the person who implements and executes the game plan that has been developed by the team.’

Work highlights

  • Advised the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in its chapter 11 cases of Speedcast, with approximately $1bn in liabilities.
  • Advised Madison Pacific as the facility agent under the Club Loan Facility Agreement in relation to its chapter 11 proceedings and  mediation proceedings aimed at resolving two disputes which are significant barriers to the Trustee being able to sell the valuable Peruvian fishing business.
  • Represented the Committee in its Chapter 11 case of Wave Computing, Inc. and its affiliated debtors and represented the Liquidating Trust formed after confirmation of the Plan of Reorganization.

Finance > Financial services regulation Tier 6

Hogan Lovells US LLP handles a variety of bank regulatory issues, with a particular focus on the regulatory aspects of commercial and corporate deals. The team also aids clients in complying with anti-money laundering laws. Richard Schaberg leads the team and has deep experience in the financial services sector. Counsel Sara Lenet is another name to note with experience acting for fintech clients. All lawyers mentioned are in Washington DC.

Practice head(s):

Richard Schaberg

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Grasshopper Bank

NBT

Evergreen

Citizens Financial Services Inc.

Golden Pacific Bank

CNB

Muun wallet

Maker

Work highlights

  • Advising Grasshopper Bank, N.A. on a variety of regulatory matters and commercial agreements with service providers, Fintech entity customers and other partners.
  • Advising NBT Bancorp, Inc. and NBT Bank on a variety of regulatory matters including advising NBT Bancorp, Inc. in connection with its investment into a venture capital fund focusing on Fintech and the associated bank regulatory and fund regulatory issues (including Volcker Rule).
  • Avised Evergreen Federal Bank and its Board of Directors on their responsibilities and duties in connection with an unsolicited acquisition offer from another (non-mutual) depository institution that involved an offer of merger consideration for the bank’s members.

Investment fund formation and management > Private equity funds (including venture capital) Tier 6

The offering at Hogan Lovells US LLP fosters longstanding relationships with its clients, assisting them with the entire life cycle of fundraising, from their first fund to successive vintages. The department stands out for its leading small business investment company practice; licensees and applicants regard the team as a go-to advisor on all aspects of their business operations. The firm is also able to leverage its strength in the REIT and energy transactional spaces to cater to clients with a nexus to these fields. Washington DC-based David Winter acts as the co-head of the global investment funds group, and is singled out as a leader who ‘coaches his practitioners and empowers them to make decisions and drafting recommendations consistent with his expertise‘.

Practice head(s):

David Winter

Other key lawyers:

Adam Brown; Madelyn Healy

Testimonials

‘The team is responsive, thorough, experienced and offers balanced guidance. This is what I’m looking for in legal counsel and they provide it consistently. I recommend them to my peers.’

‘David Winter consistently offers sound counsel that is grounded in experience, research and good judgment. As a client I’m always looking for legal counsel that can not only tell me what the law or relevant rule is but how to navigate that rule in the context of a changing environment. Lots of people know the law but it is a far smaller set of lawyers that can provide sound counsel – we look for the latter and have found it in David.’

‘What I find unique about working with the Hogan Lovells Private Equity Funds Practice is that my team represents both fund managers and investors. This perspective has benefited our firm as we negotiate unusual fund structures as we come to the table with a very thoughtful, very balance proposal which requires little to no negotiation. We come to our contacts, Madelyn Healy and David Winter with a goal for our business and they help us evolve that vision into something easily digestible for our investors. We have had great success growing and morphing our fund strategy to meet our business needs with the guidance of our team at Hogan.’

‘Each team member knows each other’s areas of expertise and seeks additional counsel as needed. However, each team member is very capable and knowledgeable about our set of issues. They are responsive to our needs and treat us like a big client every time. They offer solutions and are action oriented. While they know the law very well, they also apply business acumen and experience to the decisions I have to make.’

‘Madelyn Healy is a Senior Associate on our account. She functions as the quarterback and lead on our private equity fund. She has tremendous experience and does seek counsel from the partner on the deal as needed, but her gut and instincts are spot on. She is a tremendous asset for HL and for our firm. She has great context around the business issues while ensuring our risks are mitigated. Her communication skills (written and oral) are terrific and allow me to be efficient with my time and the billable time from HL.

‘David Winter is the partner on our account. David has our best interest at heart and always provides sound counsel with strategic insights and guidance. He coaches his practitioners and empowers them to make decisions and drafting recommendations consistent with his expertise. When needed, David is always available but in most cases associates can run with most of the tasks. I know David is providing advice behind the scenes as needed and he influences his team in the right way. David also has very good negotiation skills and bed-side behaviour as an adjunct to my team.’

‘While the entire HL team is great, Madelyn Healy is exceptional. She is highly intelligent, proactive, well-organized, responsive, pragmatic and efficient. She provides thoughtful advice/guidance in an accessible and understandable manner. When she is not certain of an issue, she is quick to engage other resources to ensure the right outcome. Madelyn doesn’t just respond to the direct question asked, but anticipates the next one and incorporates it in her reply. It is very clear she understands the legal, regulatory and business aspects of her work and balances them appropriately in advising her clients.’

‘Adam Brown is super responsive, easy to deal with and technically excellent. He’s my go-to for any complex funds or corporate assignments.’

Key clients

Canapi Ventures

NextNav, LLC

Foundation Investment Partners

Partners for Growth

Latticework Capital Management

Work highlights

  • Advising Canapi Ventures on multiple matters, including its inaugural set of funds targeting growth investments in fintech companies, together with $655m in capital, one of which received a small business investment company (SBIC) license from the US Small Business Administration (SBA).
  • Advising Partners for Growth Managers – an investment firm that invests in technology and life sciences companies – on multiple matters, including their main fund vehicles, as well as other global ventures from Latin America to the Middle East.
  • Advising Latticework Capital Management, a Dallas-based investment firm that invests in healthcare through its inaugural private equity fund.

M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Number of Lawyers : 2,500
CEO : Stephen J Immelt
Other offices : Alicante
Other offices : Amsterdam
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Brussels
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Dubai
Other offices : Dusseldorf
Other offices : Frankfurt
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Hanoi
Other offices : Ho Chi Minh City
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Jakarta
Other offices : Johannesburg
Other offices : London
Other offices : Luxembourg
Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Mexico City
Other offices : Milan
Other offices : Monterrey
Other offices : Moscow
Other offices : Munich
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Perth
Other offices : Rome
Other offices : São Paulo
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Sydney
Other offices : Tokyo
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb