Meghan (Edwards-Ford) Rissmiller guides companies through the thicket of U.S. merger clearance. Whether before the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission, Meghan has the experience and know-how to help companies develop effective clearance strategies, particularly when the transaction is complex and the antitrust issues are challenging.
She also counsels clients on a range of non-merger antitrust and consumer protection issues and has litigated antitrust cases in federal court and administrative actions. She has particular knowledge of technology, media, and telecommunications; aerospace, defense, and government services; and automotive industries. Her deep understanding of her clients' industries and business needs make her a trusted advisor to many global companies.
Meghan joined Hogan Lovells after clerking for the Honorable Jane R. Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The experience gave her valuable insight into judicial thinking and how to advocate successfully on behalf of clients. Prior to attending law school, Meghan spent two years as a national security analyst for a major U.S. defense contractor based in Virginia, where she gained crisis management skills, an understanding of interagency relationships, and mastered the alphabet soup of U.S. Defense Department acronyms.
In addition to maintaining a rigorous legal practice, Meghan is active in the American Bar Association's section of antitrust law. She's a vice chair of the pricing committee and a former member of the editorial board of the Antitrust Source. She's a longstanding member of the law school and judicial clerk recruitment committee at Hogan Lovells and supports many of the firm's diversity and inclusion initiatives.
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