Christine K. Lane

Christine K. Lane

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 6984

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Clients turn to Christine Lane for her strategic business approach and her practical solutions to solving tough tax issues. She is best known for her work with complex transactional matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and restructurings. In addition, she frequently advises clients on insurance tax matters, including insurance company and product issues.

In addition to her transactional experience, Christine is no stranger to the IRS and works with clients on a variety of tax controversy matters. Combining her prior litigation and transactional experience as a lawyer for the Office of Chief Counsel at the IRS and her national office experience at a "Big Four" public accounting firm, Christine brings a unique perspective and skill set to her thinking on tax problems.

Notably, while at the IRS, Christine litigated matters before the United States Tax Court and United States Bankruptcy Court, and was appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney.

Awards and recognitions


Tax: International Tax, Recommended
Legal 500 US


Tax: U.S. Taxes: Contentious
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center, with distinction, 2013

J.D., Florida State University College of Law, cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2006

B.B.A., University of Miami, summa cum laude, 2002


Member, FBA Tax Section

Advisory Board, FBA Insurance Tax Seminar

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Court admissions

U.S. Tax Court

Representative experience

Represented GE Healthcare in its acquisition of Thermo Fisher's cell culture, gene modulation, and magnetic beads businesses for around US$1.06bn.

Represented the 3M Company in its US$1.037bn acquisition of the Polypore separations media business.

Represented The Advisory Board Company in its US$850m acquisition of Royall & Company.

Represented Gemalto N.V. in its acquisition of SafeNet, Inc. from Vector Capital for US$890m.

Represented Kodak Pension Plan of the UK on its US$650m acquisition of Kodak Alaris from Eastman Kodak for cash and non-cash consideration.

Represented Daimler AG in the acquisition of RideScout, the leading app-based mobility platform in North America.

Provided counsel to U.S. insurance company in its divestiture of life and annuity businesses.

Advised non-U.S. insurance company in its cross-border reorganization.

Represented U.S. insurance company in its acquisition of several shelf and service companies.

Subject matter expert on behalf of IRS in tax controversy matters before the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Court.*

Advised DLH Holdings, a health care services contractor, on its US$70m acquisition of Social & Scientific Systems, a public health research organization.

Advised HC2 Holdings, Inc. on the US$250m sale of Global Marine Group, an offshore engineering services provider of which HC2 indirectly owned approx. 73%, to J.F. Lehman & Co.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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