Hogan & Hartson

Hogan and Hartson is an international law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. that is composed of over 1,100 lawyers serving in 27 offices worldwide. Its global offices are found in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Founded in 1904 by Frank J. Hogan, the firm is the oldest in Washington, D.C. and specializes in corporate, regulatory, and litigation. Later in 1925, former Internal Revenue Service lawyer Nelson T. Hartson joined Hogan, and a partnership was formed in 1938. Hogan and Hartson became notable for being the first major law firm to create an exclusive practice dedicated to provision of pro bono legal services in 1970.

From a single-attorney office, the firm has expanded in Los Angeles and New York in 2002 after acquiring New York-based law firm Squadron, Ellenoff, Plesent & Sheinfeld, famous for excellence in litigation, media, and First Amendment law. The firm launched its first international office in 2000 in Tokyo.

The firm excels in several practices and categories, including data protection, antitrust, energy, real estate investment trusts, international trade, life sciences and technology, transportation regulation and litigation, data security, and media and telecommunications. Its roster of clients have included Russian mining firm MMC Norilsk Nickel, Ford Motors, Jet Airways, DaimlerChrysler, and WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers.

Hogan and Hartson has received notable distinctions from its peers and other law-related award-giving bodies. In October 2007, Chambers Global nominated the firm as the “USA Law Firm of the Year.” It also received the award for “2008 Best Law Firm for Women” from Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers. The firm was named among the Top 20 Corporate Law Firms on the list of “America’s Best Corporate Law Firms” compiled by Corporate Board Member/FTI Consulting for 2009. Moreover, The American Lawyer and Legal Week Global 100 rank Hogan and Hartson among the Top 30 global law firms in terms of revenue.