Janet McDavid

Washington, D.C.

Arrive at a place of dynamic excellence

Consistently high standards

I came to Hogan Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson) as a summer clerk in 1973, and joined the firm as an associate in 1974 as an alumna of the Georgetown University Law Center. I selected the firm because of its excellent practice and reputation, and because it was a great place to work. I enjoyed my summer so much that I accepted my offer to join the firm as an associate over the phone.

Throughout my career, I’ve had many offers to go to other firms, but Hogan Lovells is my home — it’s like family. People genuinely care about one another. I’ve also developed friendships with many of my clients.

Professional expertise

I focus my Antitrust and Competition practice on government investigations, litigation, and antitrust policy issues. I’m a past chair of the ABA Antitrust Section, immediate past co-chair of the International Bar Association Antitrust Committee, and I’ve provided antitrust transition advice to the Obama, Bush, and Clinton administrations.

I’ve been profiled in numerous international surveys and rankings and am widely recognized as a leading authority in antitrust law. I’m a frequent speaker on antitrust issues around the globe, and have authored and co-authored many books and articles on the subject.

A common purpose

Our Antitrust and Competition practice is a close-knit team. We have approximately 135 lawyers across 17 jurisdictions. My typical day involves a couple of hours spent on administrative issues, plus multiple phone calls and meetings to address client issues. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, as well as skiing, golfing, biking, hiking and traveling, often to Colorado. 

And I’ve always been active in the firm’s pro bono work. For many years I was the lead lawyer for ERAmerica, which gave me a chance to work on women’s issues. I take particular pride in our work for Calvary Women’s Services, Capital Clubhouse, and Fountain House.