Thomas E. Hogan

Counsel

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Tom Hogan represents clients in complex commercial, tort, and environmental litigation. Tom also advocates for clients in their dealings with regulators and counsels them on proactively managing potential liabilities. 

Tom has been rated AV Preeminent®, the highest peer review rating available, in the Martindale-Hubbell register for lawyers and named a Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Rising Star. He twice served on the Law360 Environmental Editorial Advisory Board and is a co-author of Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States: A Practical Guide for Non-U.S. Buyers (Aspen Publishers).

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Environmental Matters
  • Representing a manufacturer in a mass tort lawsuit alleging exposure to hazardous substances in Indiana. 
  • Representing the Port of Portland concerning alleged Natural Resource Damages (NRD) under CERCLA at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.  
Commercial and Other Matters
  • Served on the trial team for a global engineering company in an indemnity case arising out of the 2009 explosion of a food manufacturing plant in Garner, North Carolina. After a four-week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of $108.9 million in favor of the client, two times the amount of the largest verdict in Nebraska at that time. This verdict was recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Top 50 Verdict” of 2016 in its Elite Trial Lawyers report.*
  • Representing a company in litigation concerning parties’ rights and obligations under a multibillion-dollar asset purchase agreement.  

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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Experience

Environmental Matters
  • Representing a manufacturer in a mass tort lawsuit alleging exposure to hazardous substances in Indiana. 
  • Representing the Port of Portland concerning alleged Natural Resource Damages (NRD) under CERCLA at the Portland Harbor Superfund Site.  
  • Representing multiple companies in connection with a federal criminal investigation alleging violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA).
  • Representing a recycling company in connection with the investigation and enforcement action by a state environmental agency concerning hazardous waste.
  • Representing a New England farm regarding alleged violations of Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • Defended the first permitted U.S. utility-scale offshore wind project against litigation challenging the federal government's approval under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
  • Represented an energy services company in proactive litigation against its environmental regulator to compel the approval of the company's plan for managing onsite hazardous wastes. 
  • Represented a recycling association opposing a lawsuit petitioning for regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
  • Defended a global defense and technology company against CERCLA claims regarding contamination at a municipal park in New York. 
  • Defended a steel manufacturer in defeating challenges to the issuance of its Clean Air Act permit in connection with the construction of a new steel mill.
  • Represented a consumer products manufacturer in environmental insurance coverage litigation regarding groundwater contamination in California.  
Commercial and Other Matters
  • Served on the trial team for a global engineering company in an indemnity case arising out of the 2009 explosion of a food manufacturing plant in Garner, North Carolina. After a four-week jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of $108.9 million in favor of the client, two times the amount of the largest verdict in Nebraska at that time. This verdict was recognized by the National Law Journal as a “Top 50 Verdict” of 2016 in its Elite Trial Lawyers report.*
  • Representing a company in litigation concerning parties’ rights and obligations under a multibillion-dollar asset purchase agreement.  
  • Advises clients on Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) premerger notification filings required at the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice.
  • Secured a court order for confidential discovery from the Executive Office of the White House and a federal agency in a defamation lawsuit between private parties.
  • Litigated the issue of an insured's right to select defense counsel of its choice in a mass tort claim arising from a notorious, fatal nightclub fire.
  • Represented a hospital concerning insurance coverage for more than 100 claims alleging abuse by a former staff physician.

*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent
  • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2013 to 2016)

Memberships

  • Law360: Environmental Editorial Advisory Board (2015, 2016)
  • American Bar Association: Environment, Energy, and Resources Section
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section
    • Antitrust and Consumer Law Section

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Ronald Lee Gilman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2005
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • New York, 2004

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2003; Managing Editor, Michigan Law Review; Moot Court: Best Oralist and Finalist
  • A.B., Brown University, 1998