Hogan Lovells Honored with Two Awards from Global Competition Review

29 March 2012 – Hogan Lovells announced today that its Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation (ACER) practice was recognized with two awards from Global Competition Review (GCR) as part of the publication’s second annual GCR Awards Dinner held on 27 March in Washington, D.C.

Hogan Lovells was recognized for “Litigation of the Year” for FTC vs. LabCorp, and for “Merger Control Matter of the Year – Americas” for Google/ITA. In addition, the firm received an award for its inclusion among the top ten GCR Global Elite practices in the twelfth edition of the GCR 100 list, a global qualitative analysis of the leading law and economics practices worldwide. Hogan Lovells moved up four places on the list in 2012 to the number six position.

GCR readers voted to select the top merger and antitrust matters of 2011 in the publication’s award program, which recognizes outstanding teams and individuals in agencies and private practice for their work in competition law worldwide.

Hogan Lovells represented LabCorp in FTC v. Laboratory Corporation of America, in which the U.S. District Court denied the FTC's motion for a preliminary injunction relating to LabCorp's acquisition of the assets of Westcliff Laboratories. The ACER team worked closely with LabCorp’s Litigation Counsel Kathryn Kyle and was led by partner and former U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chief Trial Council Robby Robertson and partner Corey Roush, with assistance from partner Ben Holt, Leigh Oliver, Justin Bernick, Meghan Edwards-Ford, and Will Rawson, Joby Ryan, Christine Habeeb, and Christian Rowan.

Hogan Lovells advised ITA Software, Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to the travel industry, on its merger with Google, which the Department of Justice cleared on Friday, 8 April 2011. ACER partner Michele S. Harrington led the Hogan Lovells team advising ITA, which also included partner Logan Breed, Charlesa Ceres, and Christian Rowan.

Hogan Lovells had been short-listed for a total of six awards in the program—more than any other firm.

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