Hogan Lovells Named to The National Law Journal’s Appellate Hot List for Third Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. 18 June 2012 – Hogan Lovells announced today that it has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2012 Appellate Hot List, which recognizes a small number of U.S. appellate practices that have secured significant victories in the past year and that have an impressive track record overall. Hogan Lovells has been named to the Appellate Hot List in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

“We are very pleased that Hogan Lovells has been named to the Appellate Hot List for the third year in a row,” said Cate Stetson, Co-Director of Hogan Lovells’ Appellate practice. “This honor speaks to the combined efforts of our appellate team, which has continued its string of successes for clients on a broad range of issues across the country.”

The accompanying Appellate Hot List feature article about Hogan Lovells makes particular note of a recent high-profile arrival:  Neal Katyal, the former acting Solicitor General of the United States, and now the Co-Director with Stetson of the Appellate practice. “It has been a great experience to work closely with our stellar team of appellate lawyers at Hogan Lovells over the course of the past year, and I look forward to seeing our practice continue to flourish,” said Katyal.

In its selection, The National Law Journal highlighted a few particular Hogan Lovells achievements from its many successes over the past year:

A team of Hogan Lovells lawyers represented the nation’s major hospital associations as amici curiae in all of the several significant appellate proceedings leading up to and in the Supreme Court itself in the PPACA, or “Obamacare,” healthcare cases that have consumed the attention of the country this year.  

Hogan Lovells secured a victory for former Gen Re chief financial officer Elizabeth Monrad in a white-collar appeal that captured national attention. The Second Circuit reversed the fraud convictions of five former AIG and General Reinsurance executives, including Monrad, concluding that their trial was contaminated by prejudicial evidence and an improper jury instruction.

Hogan Lovells achieved an important victory before the D.C. Circuit for its client, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, in a case brought by a former employee under the Family and Medical Leave Act. 

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