Washington, D.C. 16 September 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Washington, D.C. partner Kathryn Hellings will receive the 2014 Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service at the 62nd Annual Attorney General’s Awards Ceremony on 15 October 2014. This award is the Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) second highest award for employee performance.
DOJ is honoring Hellings for her work heading up the Auto Parts investigation, the largest criminal investigation in Antitrust Division history. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells LLP in June of this year, Hellings served as lead prosecutor in the Auto Parts investigation, an international investigation into price fixing, bid rigging, and market allocation in the automobile parts industry. At the time of her departure from DOJ, the investigation had resulted in charges against 23 corporations and nearly US$2 billion in criminal fines, including the second-highest criminal fine in Antitrust Division history (US$470 million). In that investigation, Hellings and her team also charged more than 25 individuals and obtained the longest jail sentence for a foreign national voluntarily submitting to U.S. jurisdiction (24 months).
Hellings is a recognized white-collar and antitrust lawyer who served nearly eleven years with the Department of Justice’s National Criminal Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division. Most recently, she served as the assistant chief of the National Criminal Enforcement Section for three years and was one of only nine section managers, nationwide. Prior to her role as Assistant Chief, she served as a Trial Attorney for eight years.
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