Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation
Peter Citron, Of Counsel (Brussels)
Peter Citron is Head of Practice Development and Knowhow for the Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation practice area. Based in Brussels, Peter provides technical and practice support to lawyers across Europe.
Patrick Rizzi, Counsel (Washington, D.C.)
Patrick Rizzi’s practice focuses on aviation regulatory law and complex litigation. He has extensive transportation regulatory experience, advising passenger and cargo airlines, as well as other corporations, banks, and investment firms, on international and domestic aviation regulatory issues. He advises clients in areas such as operations, compliance, customer service, licensing, advertising, airport access, comparative selection proceedings, international route rights, alliances, marketing arrangements, and airline financing transactions.
He also has a substantial amount of complex litigation experience, primarily defending corporate clients in class action and complex lawsuits in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Dennis Arfmann, Partner, (Denver)
Dennis Arfmann co-chairs Hogan Lovells’ Global Climate Change and Clean Energy practice.
Dennis’ distinguished career includes representing energy companies, refineries, and manufacturers in high-profile defense of citizen suits and EPA/state enforcement cases, as well as successful siting and permitting of controversial energy sources, enforcement investigations, and litigation throughout the United States. His pro bono highlights include representing The Nature Conservancy and the American Solar Energy Society. He served on the American Solar Energy Society Board of Trustees, the American Lung Association Board of Directors, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Bridge House Community Table for the homeless in Boulder, Colorado and the Board of Directors for the Earth Day Network.
Alex Dreier, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Alex Dreier’s practice is focused on advising universities, medical centers, and other educational and research institutions on laws pertinent to research and education. He advises on regulation of sponsored research and clinical trials, including human subjects and laboratory animal research, conflict of interest, and research misconduct, as well as international and domestic research collaboration. He helps clients respond to government investigations and has represented clients before the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal and state courts in litigation concerning civil rights and affirmative action, human subjects research, privacy, school funding, employment discrimination, disability discrimination, and special education. He advises universities and their governing boards on matters related to governance, conflicts of interest, endowment management, international initiatives, tenure, student affairs, and financial exigency.
Mustafa Ostrander, Associate (Washington, D.C.)
Mustafa Ostrander is an associate in our Washington, D.C. office, and generally advises energy companies and financial institutions on issues relating to the regulation of wholesale electric power and natural gas markets. Mustafa has a particular interest in energy and commodities trading.
Mustafa has extensive experience in counseling a wide variety of energy market participants on regulatory issues under the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Mustafa’s regulatory experience extends to compliance and transactional matters in the markets for natural gas, electric power, crude, and refined petroleum products.
In addition, he has served as defense counsel to numerous companies and individuals in multiple non-public investigations brought by the enforcement staffs of FERC, the CFTC, the United Kingdom’s Financial Services Authority, and state regulators. In this capacity, Mustafa has developed legal defense strategies, and has prepared commodities traders and company executives for depositions by enforcement staff.
Joanne Rotondi, Counsel (Washington, D.C.)
Joanne Rotondi assists clients with federal environmental litigation, regulatory compliance, and legislative support. Her practice concentrates on water resources litigation, environmental permitting, and regulatory requirements for agricultural and industrial activities.
Recent matters include multi-district water resources litigation, complex Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) litigation, as well as an original action involving water resources. Previous matters involved representation of agricultural interests in regulatory and legislative proceedings regarding the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), litigation over the domestic implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and legislative and executive outreach on issues pertaining to transportation-related air quality emissions.
Joanne has served as Climate Change Vice Chair of the ABA Committee on Sustainable Development, Ecosystems and Climate Change.
Food and Agriculture
Brian Eyink, Associate (Washington, D.C.)
Brian Eyink practices in the area of food and agriculture law. He represents clients regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, the Federal Trade Commission, and other health and safety organizations at both the federal and state level. His experience includes advising clients with regard to USDA and FDA enforcement actions, regulatory compliance, comment preparation, legislative drafting, advertising disputes, and labeling issues.
C. Peter Dungan, Associate (Washington, D.C.)
Pete Dungan is an associate in our Washington, D.C. office, advising clients on government contract matters with a particular focus on bid protests, contract claim submission and litigation, and contract compliance.
Pete has extensive experience in service contracts with the Department of Defense. He has also advised on government contract matters relating to the construction, information technology, and healthcare sectors. Pete also has special knowledge of the licensing of computer software and technical data in government contracts. He has particular experience securing positive results in alternative dispute resolution proceedings relating to both bid protests and contract claims.
Stuart Langbein, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Stuart Langbein’s practice focuses on the regulatory aspects of the health care industry, with an emphasis on counseling clients on coverage, coding, and reimbursement issues, particularly related to new medical technologies and health care fraud and abuse. Stuart’s clients include pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, health care product and provider associations, and academic medical centers. He assists clients on coverage, coding, and reimbursement at every stage of the product cycle. Stuart develops reimbursement strategies for products that have yet to receive approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as products that have received such approval. He also works with clients to implement such coverage, coding, and reimbursement strategies, often through interactions with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Stuart frequently speaks on reimbursement issues concerning providers and medical technology manufacturers.
Aleksandar Dukic, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Aleksandar Dukic’s practice encompasses U.S. immigration, economic sanctions and export control laws, the USA Patriot Act (anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing), the Foreign Agents Registration Act, as well as international trade policy issues. He counsels clients on complex issues related to regulatory and statutory compliance and provides them with advice and representation before the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Commerce, Labor, Homeland Security (Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Customs and Border Protection), and State (including U.S. embassies and consulates abroad).
Aleksandar works with clients in a broad spectrum of industries, with particular experience in the higher education, media, insurance, banking, telecommunications, automotive, aviation, defense, and food and beverage industries. He regularly advises clients in these industries with respect to compliance with the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) sanctions regulations and U.S. export control regulations, including licensing and enforcement matters.
In the immigration arena, Aleksandar also has considerable experience assisting professional sports teams; telecommunications, food, and software companies; and universities in sponsoring individuals for immigrant (“green card”) and nonimmigrant visa status in the United States. He also provides policy advice with respect to legislative initiatives in the U.S. Congress that affect immigration and international trade matters.
Jonathan Stoel, Partner, (Washington, D.C.)
Jonathan Stoel practice centers primarily on resolving international trade and investment disputes. He also advises clients regarding international economic policy issues, particularly those involving WTO negotiations and U.S.-Japan and U.S.-China trade and investment matters.
Deen Kaplan, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Deen Kaplan a Director of the firm’s international trade and investment group, represents businesses and governments in a wide range of international trade and investment disputes, policy matters and customs/security-related issues. Deen acts on behalf of clients in several fora, including dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization (WTO), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), U.S. and Chinese government-led investigations and appeals, NAFTA disputes and trade-related bilateral and multilateral negotiations. Deen’s areas of concentration include international arbitration, government-related disputes, subsidy law policy, WTO matters, countervailing and antidumping duty litigation, security and trade, and trade in technology products.
Deen also brings to bear nearly a decade’s worth of practical experience in the business and nonprofit sectors, including service as an executive in computer hardware, software development, and consulting businesses.
Jack Jacobson, Legislative Analyst (Washington, D.C.)
Jack Jacobson is a member of our federal and state lobbying team representing corporations, coalitions, non-profit groups, and associations. He focuses on emerging energy technologies, natural resources, and environmental issues, as well as federal grants and appropriations.
Jennifer Agraz Henderson, Counsel (Washington, D.C.)
Jennifer Henderson’s practice focuses primarily on medical device issues.
Prior to joining the practice, Jennifer held positions in the Regulatory Affairs Program for the Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology. During this phase of her career, Jennifer directed systemic regulatory support and analysis and was responsible for legal and regulatory research and numerous program projects. She also held several academic positions including research fellow and research associate at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor in dermatology at Harvard Medical School. While in law school, she clerked for a legal services firm where she was responsible for Social Security administrative hearings on behalf of client petitioners.
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology
Meredith Manning, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Meredith Manning is the Co-director of Hogan Lovells’ pharmaceutical and biotechnology practice group. She primarily counsels companies in the pharmaceutical industry on an array of issues surrounding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) review, approval, and oversight of drug and biological products. She has broad experience addressing issues surrounding clinical trials, drug and biologic drug approval standards, and FDA compliance. She counsels clients concerning enforcement matters threatened or brought by the FDA and other regulatory bodies, including issues surrounding advertising and promotion of drugs and good manufacturing practices. This includes counseling companies about anticipated enforcement, responding to FDA inspectional observations, notices of violations and warning letters, and negotiating consents decrees with the FDA and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Meredith has substantial government litigation experience, especially with respect to enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. She served as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Civil Division for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., and was Associate Chief Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the FDA.
Brian Stone, Associate, (Washington, D.C.)
Brian Stone‘s practice focuses on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of pharmaceuticals and biological products. Brian counsels clients on pharmaceutical advertising and promotion issues, and has been involved in internal audits of companies’ marketing and sales practices. He also has advised clients regarding the regulatory issues associated with drug and company acquisitions, as well as with life cycle management issues arising under the Hatch Waxman Act. Brian also has experience with issues concerning the expedited review of New Drug Applications, clinical trials, the structure and function of the U.S. Pharmacopeia, and drug nomenclature.
Chris Wolf, Partner (Washington, D.C.)
Chris Wolf is widely recognized as one of the leading American practitioners in the field of privacy and data security law. He is known to clients as a practical problem solver on issues arising from the collection, use, retention, sharing, and security of personal data; as a thoughtful compliance counselor focused on risk management; and as an effective advocate in federal court, at the Federal Trade Commission or before state agencies, on the entire range of international and domestic privacy issues. Drawing on nearly 30 years as a litigator, Chris represents clients in all kinds of privacy and data security litigation that results from the disclosure or exposure of private information, including through data security breaches.
Chris is known to the privacy community as a thought leader and compelling communicator. The prestigious Practising Law Institute (PLI) tapped Chris to serve as editor and lead author of its first-ever treatise on the subject, and to serve as co-editor of its guide to the FACTA Red Flags identity theft regulations. Chris recently was heralded for his “lifelong experience as a litigator” by Chambers USA by ranking him as one of the nation’s top privacy lawyers. He also was asked to form and co-chair The Future of Privacy Forum, a think tank that focuses on modern privacy issues with a business practical-consumer friendly perspective, collaborating with industry, government, academia, and privacy advocates. When MSNBC labeled Chris “a pioneer in Internet law,” it was reflecting his participation in many of the precedent-setting matters that form the framework of modern privacy law.
Chris has deep experience in the entire range of international, federal, and state privacy and data security laws, including financial and health information privacy laws, as well as the many sectoral and geographic regulations, such as the EU Directive and the new state data security laws including those recently enacted in Massachusetts and Nevada. Chris also counsels clients on compliance with self-regulatory regimes.
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Paul Dacam, Partner (London)
heads up Hogan Lovells UK and EU Public Law and Policy practice, and specialises in commercial judicial review and public affairs. He acts for a range of both commercial clients and regulatory bodies, advising on judicial review challenges to regulatory actions and decisions, human rights disputes, freedom of information issues, media litigation, including defamation and broadcasting standards and Press Complaints Commission work. Paul is ranked as a leading practitioner for both Administrative and Public Law, and Public Affairs in the major directories.
Paul is a member of the Administrative Law Bar Association.
Mark W. Brennan, Associate (Washington, D.C.)
Mark W. Brennan practices primarily in the area of telecommunications law, with a focus on wireless communications and broadband services. He represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state commissions in a wide array of spectrum policy, licensing, compliance, and transactional matters. His practice encompasses the regulation of wireless carriers, including cellular, PCS, AWS, BRS/EBS, WCS, 220 MHz, telematics, and medical telemetry licensees; equipment manufacturers; cable service providers; and other broadband service providers. He has experience in a broad range of communications issues, including E911, Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), Universal Service, and FCC auctions.
In addition to his regulatory practice, he advises clients on a variety of commercial agreements, including asset purchases, content licensing, and network access arrangements. He also provides legal advice on numerous privacy, data security, and consumer protection matters, including the regulation of mobile marketing, location-based services, and Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI).
UK and EU Public Law and Policy
Charles Brasted, Of Counsel (London)
Described as a “public law guru” (Chambers) and an “absolute star” (Legal 500), Charles Brasted Charles Brasted is of Counsel in Hogan Lovells’ UK & EU Public Law and Policy practice. A Solicitor Advocate, he specializes in commercial judicial review, statutory appeals and other public law disputes (including contentious public procurement), administrative and public law, commercial human rights, information rights and public policy. He acts for and against Government departments, regulators and other public authorities across a broad range of (notably, heavily regulated) industry sectors, including aviation, energy, financial services, gambling, and telecoms.
Charles’ experience includes advising on public law proceedings before UK and European courts and tribunals and on engagement with governmental, regulatory and parliamentary authorities. Charles also advises on contentious media law, particularly defamation and privacy issues for corporate clients.