Hogan Lovells Continues Antitrust Expansion with Addition of Partner Kathryn Hellings

WASHINGTON, D.C., 28 April 2014 – Kathryn Hellings will join Hogan Lovells US LLP as a partner in its Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) and Investigations, White Collar and Fraud groups on 3 June 2014.

Hellings’ arrival follows our February hire of fellow Department of Justice Antitrust Division alumna Rachel Brandenburger, and will coincide with the secondment of cartel lawyer Megan Dixon to Europe this summer.

“Katie’s arrival, coupled with the recent addition of Rachel Brandenburger, and secondment of Megan Dixon to Europe, gives the Hogan Lovells ACER team unrivaled global market position with respect to antitrust investigations,” said ACER co-head Janet McDavid. “Her arrival will also play a crucial role in the expansion of our criminal cartel practice.”

“The recruitment of Katie Hellings marks Hogan Lovells’ second significant Department of Justice Antitrust Division hire in 2014,” added ACER co-head Suyong Kim. “Katie and Rachel’s Antitrust Division experience, along with Megan’s upcoming secondment to Europe, are indicative of Hogan Lovells’ unmatched global antitrust capabilities.”

Peter Spivack, the co-head of the white collar practice, added, "Katie's leadership of the largest series of cartel prosecutions in history shows her unparalleled insight into these complex enforcement actions, which will be of real benefit to our clients.”

Hellings is a recognized white-collar and antitrust lawyer specializing in cartels who will join Hogan Lovells after serving nearly eleven years with the Department of Justice’s National Criminal Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division. Most recently, she served as the assistant chief of the National Criminal Enforcement Section for three years and was one of only nine section managers, nationwide. Prior to her role as Assistant Chief, she served as a Trial Attorney for eight years. Hellings was honored with multiple awards during her government service, including twice-receiving the Assistant Attorney General’s Award of Distinction as well as receiving the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.

“I am thrilled to join Hogan Lovells,” said Hellings. “The ACER group has an excellent reputation in the antitrust community and I look forward to joining a team with an unparalleled global footprint.”

Hellings received her J.D. from George Washington University, and her B.A. from Le Moyne College.

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