Lillian S. Hardy | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Lillian S. Hardy

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment



Hardy Lillian

Lillian S. Hardy
Hardy Lillian
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In an unexpected crisis or complex investigation or inquiry, clients need to identify core issues and develop strategies to efficiently resolve them – ideally before things go public, but oftentimes while everyone is watching already. Lillian Hardy has managed incidents and investigations, large and small, for clients on five continents with these goals in mind.

Lillian heads the firm's multidisciplinary, global crisis management practice, the HL Crisis Leadership Team. She also works with companies to develop and improve their compliance programs.

Lillian focuses her practice on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations, economic sanctions, cybersecurity and data privacy-related investigations, consumer financial protection enforcement actions, and other government investigations.

Clients in highly regulated industries turn to Lillian for representation in investigations and whistleblower litigation involving the Anti-Kickback Statute; the False Claims Act; the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act; and many other federal and state laws. Lillian's data privacy and cybersecurity know-how comes from managing incident response, remediation, fact investigation, and notification and reporting obligations in data security incidents for Fortune 500 companies.

Lillian's business-minded and practical client service approach was honed during her year-long in-house secondment at a Fortune 500 multinational conglomerate, where she focused on compliance.

Representative experience

Represent companies in development and improvement of compliance programs aimed at avoiding fraud and abuse, bribery and corruption, and other violations of law or company policy.

Represented energy company in False Claims Act matter regarding utility services rendered to government facilities.

Represent international company in multi-agency probe into its allegedly corrupt business activities in Brazil.

Represented Fortune 500 company in response, remediation, fact investigation, and notification and reporting obligations in data privacy breach.

Represent CEO of prominent agribusiness in investigation into alleged violations of economic sanctions laws and the FCPA.

Represented pharmaceutical company in criminal investigation and False Claims Act litigation related to alleged violations of Anti-Kickback Statute.

Represented U.S.-based real estate developer in FCPA investigation stemming from its development of commercial properties throughout Mexico.

Represented bank under investigation by the OFAC and the Department of Justice for alleged violations of economic sanctions laws.

Served as attorney-on-loan (secondee) in the global compliance group of Honeywell International for one year.


  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., Spelman College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • California
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, National Bar Association


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