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Margaret DiPentima Hedges

Assistant General Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Margaret DiPentima Hedges

As an assistant general counsel of the firm, Maggie Hedges focuses her practice on legal ethics and professional responsibility. Maggie helps Hogan Lovells avoid and resolve the ethical conflicts of interest that might arise when the firm wants to take on a new client, new matter, new attorney, or new staff member.

She provides in-house legal ethics training and one-on-one counseling. Maggie also serves as a Hearing Committee member for the D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility, which is responsible for resolving claims of lawyer misconduct involving members of the D.C. bar.

Prior to joining the General Counsel's Office, Maggie worked as an Associate in the Litigation Group. She has handled nationwide product liability and class action defense matters involving automobiles, pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices in state and federal court. Maggie has also undertaken a variety of civil litigation matters including breach of contract, voting rights, wrongful death, adoption, disability benefits, civil protective orders, and employment discrimination.

Maggie clerked twice at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. She clerked for the Honorable Charles E. Erdmann from 2004-2006 and for the Honorable Kevin A. Ohlson in 2014. While at the court, Maggie worked on a wide variety of appeals concerning questions of constitutional law, evidence, criminal procedure, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1999
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1995


  • Member, Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association, 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
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