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Neil R. O'Hanlon
Partner, Los Angeles
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neil.ohanlon@hoganlovells.com

Neil O'Hanlon is an experienced trial lawyer who represents clients, including financial institutions, media and entertainment companies, franchisors, healthcare companies, and insurers, in class actions and other business disputes in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy, real estate, and privacy matters. He has conducted numerous arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association, has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution and the negotiation of successful settlements, and has represented clients before administrative agencies.

Neil has lectured and written on numerous subjects, including mortgage lending, directors and officers liability, mediation, and privacy issues. He has also been actively involved in community and charitable organizations and oversees his office's pro bono and recruiting programs.  He is the Los Angeles Office Practice Manager for the Firm’s Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment Group.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Defended a bank in a financial elder abuse case, obtaining a defense verdict after a six-week trial.
  • Obtained summary judgment for a mortgage lender in a class action challenging assessment of reconveyance fees.
  • Settled, on favorable terms, a consumer class action against an insurer relating to a data security breach, after eliminating claims for punitive damages.
  • Defended a healthcare client against a claim of statutory infringement, and obtained a dismissal of the suit and affirmance on appeal.
  • Obtained an injunction to protect the trademark of a franchisor against infringement by a terminated franchisee.
  • Challenged a municipal ordinance as violative of state law on behalf of family day care providers, resulting in adoption by the city of a revised ordinance eliminating restrictions and lowering permit fees.
  • Obtained a preliminary injunction and ultimately prevailed in a breach of contract arbitration against a third party logistics provider, resulting in an award of all damages requested.
  • Defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction seeking to prevent the release of a motion picture.


Hogan Lovells Publications
01 October 2010 "The Ninth Circuit holds that courts may not impose limits on FACTA class certification based on disproportionality or the potential for huge statutory damages." Litigation Alert, Hogan Lovells

17 January 2007 "New Credit Card Class Actions." Privacy Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

PRACTICES
Litigation and Arbitration
Financial Institutions Group
Class Actions
Real Estate
Business Restructuring and Insolvency
Technology, Media and Telecoms
Financial Services Litigation
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Mortgage Lending
  • Privacy
EDUCATION
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1975 A.B., Columbia College, 1972
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Director, Public Counsel Law Center
  • Director and Past Chair, American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate
  • Neutral, Commercial Arbitration Panel, American Arbitration Association 
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Southern California Super Lawyers, 2013
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS California
COURT ADMISSIONS U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit