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Brooks M. Hanner

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Brooks M. Hanner

Senior associate Brooks Hanner represents individuals and companies in criminal and civil actions with the federal government, as well as in internal corporate investigations related to allegations of misconduct.

He represents clients at every stage of a federal government investigation, from receipt of a grand jury subpoena through resolution and into post-settlement compliance. Brooks also represents clients in the types of lawsuits and administrative actions that can follow a federal government investigation. He has conducted internal investigations in response to grand jury proceedings, government enforcement actions, and whistleblower complaints.

Brooks focuses his practice on investigations and litigation regarding allegations of fraud or misconduct, particularly in the financial, healthcare, energy, and consumer goods industries. He has advised clients in the fields of healthcare services, medical devices, automotive, energy and natural resources, and consumer goods, among others. Brooks has defended individuals, universities, and companies against allegations of healthcare fraud. He has represented companies in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters, including government investigations, related civil litigation, settlement negotiations with the government, and corporate compliance. Brooks also has deep experience in matters related to allegations of campaign finance violations, improper political influence, and improper lobbying. He also has broad background in legal compliance and litigation risk assessment.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Brooks served as a law clerk for The Honorable Louise Flanagan of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

Representative experience

Counsel for a large, public university investigating allegations of healthcare fraud and performing medically unnecessary procedures.

Counsel for a company charged with violation of the FCPA and conspiracy to violate the FCPA, which was resolved through a DPA.

Counsel to a Fortune 200 manufacturing and technology company in an internal investigation involving allegations raised in a whistleblower complaint.

Counsel to a publicly traded orthopedic implant manufacturer in civil and administrative actions following an FCPA settlement.

Counsel to a presidential appointee in connection with a high-profile professional misconduct proceeding.

Counsel to a foreign automaker in assessing litigation risk and corporate governance issues.

Counsel to a chief executive officer charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud, which was resolved through a fine only.

Counsel to Olympic-level international sports agencies in civil litigation and investigations.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Indiana University, 2006


  • Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association
  • Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Affairs Section, District of Columbia Bar Association
  • International Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Indiana

Court admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

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