Hogan Lovells Partners Named as 2013 BTI Client Service All-Stars

WASHINGTON, D.C., 28 February 2013 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that partners Agnes Dover, Paul Hilton, and Joe Levitt were listed as All-Stars in the 2013 BTI Client Services All-Star report. Mr. Hilton was recognized as a two-year MVP, honored for delivering superior client service in 2012 and 2013.

The report surveys general counsel from large and Fortune 1000 companies to identify the lawyers who display extraordinary client service, including exceptional understanding of the client’s business, superior value, exceptional legal skills, and outstanding results. The 2013 BTI Client Services All-Star report, which is based solely on client feedback, can be viewed here.

Dover is the head of Hogan Lovells’ Government Regulatory practice and has more than 30 years of experience working with government contractor clients, primarily in the defense, energy, information technology, and biotechnology industries. She provides strategic legal advice to clients facing increasingly complex procurement regulations when they do business with federal agencies, particularly the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. Her practice includes counseling on government contract compliance, teaming, and subcontract arrangements, and intellectual property issues. She has handled the government contracts issues associated with numerous M&A transactions, including industrial security issues that arise during the sale of government contractor entities to foreign owned companies as well as implementation of foreign ownership control and influence mitigation plans.

Hilton, one of 41 lawyers selected as an All-Star MVP, is co-chair of Hogan Lovells’ Capital Markets and Corporate Governance practice. He advises public and private companies in corporate, securities, and merger and acquisition matters. He has completed more than 50 initial public offerings and several hundred public offerings as counsel to issuers and underwriters. He represents public and private acquirers and targets, as well as investment banking firms, in merger and acquisition transactions. He counsels companies in a wide range of industries, including consumer products, information technology, medical devices, mining, oil and gas, restaurants, software, and telecommunications. He is the co-author of the Corporate Director’s Deskbook (Thomson Reuters, 2013), now in its eleventh edition.

Joseph Levitt is a partner with Hogan Lovells’ Food and Agriculture practice and a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA); he served as Director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) for six years, from February 1998 through December 2003.  Joe counsels numerous food companies and trade associations in food safety, labeling and compliance matters and how to work effectively with the FDA.  He is a recognized expert in the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including all phases of its development and implementation. He has received a Top Tier rating from Chambers for food and beverage lawyers.  While serving as FDA/CFSAN Director, Joe led successful efforts to modernize food safety regulation and enhance the security of the U.S. food supply.

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