Hogan Lovells’ Warren Gorrell and Robert Bennett named to National Law Journal’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers List

WASHINGTON, D.C., 26 March 2013 – Hogan Lovells’ Co-CEO Warren Gorrell and partner Robert Bennett have been named to National Law Journal’s list of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.

Both Gorrell and Bennett were selected by the publication as part of an elite group of lawyers who have helped shape the legal world through their work in the court room or at the negotiating table, taking on major legal battles and orchestrating landmark corporate deals. Gorrell and Bennett made the list the last time it was published in 2006.

Gorrell, a rare leader who also maintains a substantial practice while managing a firm, was recognized for being one of the primary architects of Hogan & Hartson’s 2010 groundbreaking combination with European-based firm Lovells, which transformed the firm into international powerhouse –  Hogan Lovells. Additionally, Gorrell was commended for the mergers and acquisitions work with our client Archstone-Smith in its US$22.2 billion acquisition by Tishman Speyer Properties and Lehman Brothers Inc., as well as his leadership last year with the deal team representing Equity Residential in its $16 billion acquisition with AvalonBay of Archstone from Lehman Brothers – the largest M&A deal in the REIT industry in 2012.

Bennett, a member of the Investigations, White Collar and Fraud practice group, was lauded for his nearly 40-year career representing Washington's elite in some of the most high-profile white-collar criminal matters to come before the courts. He has represented corporations and individuals in criminal, civil, Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement, and congressional matters. His more recent high-profile cases include securing a dismissal for French bank BNP Paribas in a lawsuit brought by Iraq accusing dozens of companies of conspiring with Saddam Hussein's regime to frustrate the United Nations' oil-for-food program; the continuing representation of Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in a Department  of Justice investigation concerning improprieties surrounding his 2010 election campaign; and representation of international sports entities World Anti-Doping Agency and Federation Internationale De Natation.

The National Law Journal’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America list examined the political clout, client results, media presence, business acumen, and thought leadership for lawyers throughout the U.S. The list, in its entirety, can be viewed by clicking here.

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