LOS ANGELES, 11 February 2014 – Hogan Lovells today announced the continued expansion of its Los Angeles office with the addition of Litigation partner Michael Maddigan. His arrival continues the firm’s string of strategic additions to the Los Angeles office in recent months.

“Mike brings further strength to our existing class action capabilities in the Los Angeles office,” said Global Co-Head of Hogan Lovells’ Litigation and Arbitration Practice Stephen Immelt. “As we continue expanding our leading litigation practice, his arrival reinforces our reputation in this area.”

Maddigan’s arrival complements the recent additions of corporate mergers and acquisitions partners Barry Dastin and Russ Cashdan, and media and entertainment partner Sheri Jeffrey. Maddigan joins Hogan Lovells from the Los Angeles office of O’Melveny & Myers.

“As we continue expanding our California presence, including the Los Angeles office, Mike’s arrival reinforces our global Healthcare practice and Life Sciences industry group,” said Los Angeles office Managing Partner Barry Dastin. “His healthcare litigation practice matches perfectly with Hogan Lovells’ deep healthcare regulatory expertise.”

Maddigan served as Co-Chair of his previous firm’s Health Care and Life Sciences practice, Co-Head of the Litigation Department Training Program, and has held the positions of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has represented health plans, insurers, technology companies, entertainment entities, and emerging companies in complex class action, coverage, and business disputes involving health care, privacy, insurance, antitrust, and business issues. Maddigan has represented a number of health plans, with deep experience in health care and other class actions. He is also a co-author of “Health Care Reform: Law and Practice,” a publication that provides guidance on the Affordable Care Act's impact on health plans, employers, and individuals, along with a co-author and editor of “Medical Records Privacy Under HIPAA.”

He received his B.S.F.S. cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley where he was Articles Editor of the California Law Review. Maddigan is also active in the Los Angeles community, serving on the Board of Directors of the City Law Center along with the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Legal Aid Foundation.

“I am thrilled to join Hogan Lovells and have the highest regard for the firm and its lawyers,” said Maddigan. “I look forward to working closely with members of both the Litigation team and the Life Sciences group to provide clients with the highest-level of service.”

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