Three Hogan Lovells partners named among Law360 MVP winners

Washington, D.C., 7 October 2020 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that partners Eve Howard, Emil Arca, and Michael Kidney have been named by Law360 in its annual list of legal industry MVPs.

Law360’s MVPs recognizes lawyers who have set new standards in the legal industry, by leading in high profile, precedent setting matters that have made headlines. The firm’s winners were included in a group of 189 winners representing 76 law firms from around the world. 

Eve Howard was named an MVP for the Capital Markets category. With more than 30 years of experience, the last 18 months have been the most productive of Howard’s career as she led landmark multibillion dollar financing deals during – and despite – the COVID-19 pandemic. A member of the firm’s senior leadership until June, Howard served as the firm’s Regional Managing Partner for the Washington, D. C. area before accepting a role as the firm’s Global Head of Capital Markets. 

Emil Arca, also a member of the firm’s Capital Markets leadership team, was named an MVP for the Structured Finance category. Arca has practiced in the area of structured finance for 30 of his 35 years of practice. With 11 deals he has worked on having received “Deal of the Year” or similar recognition from financial or legal publications in the period 2001-2020, Arca’s work has been widely acknowledged for breaking new ground and introducing many “firsts” to structured finance, particularly on behalf of financial institutions, governmental, and  corporate issuers in emerging markets.

Michael Kidney was named an MVP in the Class Actions category following a year of high-profile wins that resolved high-stakes class actions. Most notably, Kidney won the denial of class certification in three class actions alleging brake defects, handing a major automotive client a conclusive win after seven years of litigation. He also won two dismissals of putative class actions asserted against another automotive company, when plaintiffs alleged that a defect increased the risk of vehicular fires and another defect allegedly led to widespread tire deflation issues. 

The full list of winners can be found here.


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