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.
Michelle Tellock, Associate (Washington, D.C.)
Michelle Tellock is an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells and a member of our Education practice. Her practice covers a range of regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters. She advises on a variety of issues for education institutions and associations, including K-12 school districts, colleges and universities, and accrediting organizations.
While in law school, Michelle was a legal intern in the Yale University Office of the Vice President and General Counsel and a leader of the Education Adequacy Project, a clinic focused on school finance litigation. She was also on the board of Yale Law Women and served as an editor of both the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism and the Yale Law & Policy Review.
C. Kyle Simpson, Senior Advisor (Washington, D.C.)
C. Kyle Simpson is a senior advisor focusing on energy, environmental, and natural resources legislative and regulatory policy and associated business and technology development and deployment. Known in the Washington community for credibility and thorough work, Kyle helps client companies identify and take advantage of new market opportunities, manage difficult business and government relations issues, identify sources of capital, improve operational efficiency, eliminate market barriers, and capture economic benefits.
Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Kyle served as a policy director in the Washington, D.C. office of a western regional law firm. In 1997, Kyle founded Morgan Meguire LLC, a lobbying and public policy firm, and from 1997 until 2006, he served as CEO and president of the firm. Before founding Morgan Meguire, Kyle was the Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy for domestic and international energy issues. He also served as Associate Deputy Secretary for Energy Programs and as staff director for Energy Deputy Secretaries Charles Curtis and Bill White. Additionally, Kyle spent 10 years managing government relations programs for the Coastal Corporation and Brown and Root, Inc. Early in his career, Kyle served as the energy coordinator in the Washington office of the State of Texas and for three years was a government relations representative for the American Gas Association.
During his tenure at DOE, the Administration achieved important improvements in the nation’s energy policy, including lifting the ban on export of crude oil from Alaska’s North Slope, securing royalty relief for production of natural gas and oil, selling the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve, and significantly raising the efficiency of refrigeration manufactured in the United States.
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.
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, Partner (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, Partner (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.