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Ty Cobb

Partner
Washington, D.C.

Ty Cobb

Bet-the-company litigation calls for a unique combination of skills, experience, and track record. Ty Cobb, a long-time leader at Hogan Lovells, has been widely recognized as one of the premier white collar, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement, and congressional investigations lawyers in the world. Clients managing crises, allegations of corruption, and other critical matters turn to Ty to guide them.

In 2015, Super Lawyers observed that Ty is "the big gun on whom powerful people rely. 'Ty Cobb gets results the old-fashioned way,' says Robert Weber, former general counsel for IBM. 'He gets his fingernails dirty doing the hard work, he is relentless and he deeply cares about his client. Plus, he's afraid of nothing.'" As Chambers & Partners notes, Ty is "tremendously responsive" with "phenomenal trial lawyer instinct."

A former federal prosecutor, Ty is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is regularly profiled in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in the World, International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. In April 2015, he was again recognized by Lawdragon as one of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America." Also in 2015, Super Lawyers honored him as one of the top 100 lawyers in Washington, D.C. Ty was an early inductee in the Ethisphere Hall of Fame, which recognizes those who have helped to advance corporate ethics and compliance.

Because of his corporate governance and crisis management experience, public companies, special committees of boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives in "bet-the-company" cases turn to Ty as an advocate and advisor. Ty's wide-ranging enforcement, bribery, and corruption practice has taken him to more than 33 countries and 44 states. Because of the high profile and potential consequences of many of his representations, he has appeared on "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation," CNN, and FOX in the service of his clients.

Practices

Representative Experience

Internal investigations and SEC reporting for The Home Depot, Office Depot, and Dean Foods regarding options backdating.

Successfully defended Hudson Foods (Tyson) in the largest criminal E. coli case in federal trial resulting in an acquittal.

Handled congressional and DOJ investigations regarding campaign finance for former Department of Commerce and Democratic National Committee official.

Successful defense of FCPA, congressional, and international investigations of U.S.'s largest medical device manufacturer.

Represented The Honorable Jean Kennedy Smith, former United States Ambassador to Ireland, in DOJ conflict of interest resolution.

Defended Cabinet-level officials, including Eli Segal in an Independent Counsel investigation resulting in exoneration and an award of attorney's fees.

Helped to obtain the exoneration of certain members of the Saudi Royal family in the U.S. and abroad.

Obtained dismissals for the American Hospital Association and several not for profit hospital systems in recent series of class actions.

Represented the U.S. Olympic Committee in connection with the DOJ bribery and corruption investigation into the Salt Lake City, Utah Olympics.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • A.B., Harvard College

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Member, Business Crime Committee, International Bar Association
  • Permanent Member, Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Present

Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations

Chambers USA

2006-2017

Criminal Defense: White-Collar

The Best Lawyers in America

1991-Present

Overall

The Best Lawyers in America

2001 - Present

Who's Who in the World

2015

Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Present

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Business Crime Defence; Investigations

Who's Who Legal

2013

Leading Lawyer 500

Intercontinental Finance Magazine

2011

Attorneys Who Matter, Inducted Into "Hall of Fame"

Ethisphere Magazine

2009 - 2016

Attorneys Who Matter, Top Guns

Ethisphere Magazine

Present

Washingtonian, "Washington's Top Lawyers"

 

Washington, D.C. SuperLawyers

2010 - Present

Leading Lawyers in America

Lawdragon 500

2009

100 Lawyers You Need to Know in Securities Litigation

Lawdragon

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