Neal Katyal Named The Litigator of the Year by American Lawyer

Washington, D.C., 20 December 2017 – Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce that The American Lawyer has named partner Neal Katyal as the grand prize winner in its 2017 Litigator of the Year awards.

In choosing Katyal as its sole grand prize winner, The American Lawyer cited his seven Supreme Court cases in the last term, far more than any other lawyer in the country. Since then, he has added to that number and just last month broke Thurgood Marshall’s 50-year old record for most arguments before the Supreme Court by a minority lawyer in United States history.

Among his other achievements, The American Lawyer cited Katyal’s Supreme Court victories for Bristol-Myers Squibb limiting forum-shopping in mass torts cases, and for Wells Fargo reversing a decision allowing cities to sue under the Fair Housing Act. The American Lawyer also pointed to his ongoing representation of the state of Hawaii as it challenges the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

The Litigator of the Year award is given once every two years and covers achievements during the same timeframe. Katyal was selected from a shortlist of honorees, all of whom were recognized for their work in the “most complex, high-profile, precedent-setting matters facing some of the largest institutions, most well-known individuals and hottest industries.”

In addition to recognizing Katyal as its Litigator of the Year, The American Lawyer also named Hogan Lovells as a finalist for Litigation Department of the Year.

Katyal’s full profile can be found here.

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