Janet McDavid focuses on antitrust, competition, and trade regulation, with a particular emphasis on government investigations, litigation, and antitrust policy issues. She is a Past Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section and provided transition advice on the Federal Trade Commission to the Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations.
Jan has been profiled in numerous international surveys and rankings and is widely recognized as a leading authority in antitrust law. Most recently, she was named as "one of the finest antitrust lawyers around" and lauded for her "... very good judgment and practical advice" by Who's Who Legal. Other industry authorities, such as Chambers USA, have noted client praise for her strong ties to the government: "In terms of working with the agencies, she is terrific." Clients say Jan "understands how business people operate" and describe her as "the cream of the crop" with "one of the best reputations at the antitrust bar." Jan is also a frequent speaker on antitrust issues around the globe.
Jan is the author and co-author of many books and articles involving antitrust law, including the Antitrust Evidence Handbook, Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust & Trade Associations Practice Guide, both published by the ABA Antitrust Section; Proposed Reform of the EU Merger Regulation: A U.S. Perspective; Merger Review Processes in the United States and the European Union: A Comparison; How to Avoid Negotiations on Second Requests; Globalization and the EU; Globalization of Premerger Notification and Review: Practical Problems and Solutions; Antitrust Law: Intersection with IP; Antitrust and IP: Joint Agency Hearings; The Defense of Mergers in the Defense Industry; Antitrust Issues in Health Care Reform; and The 1992 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: A Practitioner's View of Key Issues in Defending a Merger.
Hogan Lovells Publications
20 April 2010
"New Merger Guidelines Emphasize Flexibility." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
24 February 2010
"Ruling in NFL case could apply beyond sports." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
27 May 2009
"Criminal Antitrust Enforcement in a Down Economy." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
23 March 2009
"China's Anti-Monopoly Law." Antitrust Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP
"Antitrust Issues Involving Acquisitions of Financially Distressed Companies." Competition Law International, Vol. 6, No. 1, 18, International Bar Association
26 April 2010
"Antitrust Law: New Merger Guidelines Emphasize Flexibility." National Law Journal, ALM
15 February 2010
"Antitrust Law: Ruling in NFL Case Could Apply Beyond Sports." National Law Journal, ALM
23 March 2009 "Antitrust Law: China’s Anti-Monopoly Law." National Law Journal, ALM
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