Janet (Jan) L. McDavid

Janet (Jan) L. McDavid

Partner, Washington, D.C.

Email janet.mcdavid@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 8780

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupRegulatory

"She's a force" and someone who brings "tremendous experience in antitrust and a practical approach." She is further described as "terrific" and has an "enviable reputation" making her "someone you go to for help with a life or death situation."

Chambers USA

Widely known as an authority in antitrust law, Jan McDavid is one of the leading antitrust lawyers in the United States. She has been profiled in numerous international surveys and rankings. Jan frequently speaks on antitrust issues around the globe and has authored and co-authored many books and articles involving antitrust law.

Chambers USA reveals clients say "she's a force" and someone who brings "tremendous experience in antitrust and a practical approach." She is further described as "terrific" and has an "enviable reputation" making her "someone you go to for help with a life or death situation."

She is a Co-Chair of the International Bar Association Antitrust Committee (2016-17) and a past Chair of the ABA Antitrust Section (1999-2000). Jan has provided antitrust transition guidance to the Obama, Bush, and Clinton Administrations, and provided antitrust advice to the Department of Defense. Her practice focuses on antitrust investigations, merger review, and antitrust policy issues.

Awards and recognitions

2003-2018

Antitrust
Chambers USA

2003-2017

Antitrust
Chambers USA

2008-2018

Antitrust: Merger Control
Legal 500 US

2012-2016

Antitrust: Merger Control, Leading Lawyer
Legal 500 US

2015, 2017-2018

Antitrust: Civil Litigation/Class Actions
Legal 500 US

2015-2018

Antitrust: Cartel
Legal 500 US

2000-2018

Competition/Antitrust (USA)
Chambers Global

2009, 2013, 2016

Women in Antitrust
Global Competition Review

2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

The Best of the Best, Competition and Antitrust Section
Euromoney Legal Media Group

1997-2018

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers, Competition Section
Who's Who Legal

2015

The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers
National Law Journal

1995-2016

Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers
Legal Media Group

2010, 2012

Guide to World's Leading Women in Business Law
Legal Media Group

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1974

B.A., Northwestern University, 1971

Memberships

Obama Administration Advisor to the Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 2008

Bush Administration Advisor to Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 2001

Clinton Administration Federal Trade Commission Transition Team, 1992

Department of Defense Task Force on Vertical Integration and Supplier Decisions, 1996-1997

Department of Defense Task Force on Antitrust Aspects of Defense Industry Consolidations, 1993-1994

Non-Governmental Advisor, International Competition Network

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. Supreme Court

Representative experience

Counsel to SABMiller in its US$106bn merger with ABInBev. The merger was the largest-ever offer for a UK company and the third-largest takeover in history. The deal was named “Matter of the Year” by GCR for 2017. 

Counsel to ALSTOM in the investigations of the acquisition of its energy business by GE and its acquisition of GE's transportation signaling business.

Counsel to IBM in the sale of its microprocessor business to GlobalFoundries.

Counsel to IBM in its transaction with Lenovo involving the x86 server business.

Counsel to General Dynamics in multiple defense industry transactions.

Counsel to IBM in its successful defense of the Justice Department's investigations into its mainframe business and recruitment practices.

Regular antitrust counsel to American Express.

Counsel to Verizon in its acquisition of Terremark and its joint venture with Comcast and other cable companies.

Regular antitrust counsel to Carnival, including in its acquisition of P&O Princess.

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