Mary Beth Hogan is Co-Chair of the Litigation Department and has a broad-gauged litigation and investigations practice. Her practice focuses on regulatory investigations and enforcement actions involving the Department of Justice, State Attorneys General, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, New York’s Department of Financial Services and other federal and state regulators. In the past several years, she has represented a number of large financial institutions on various mortgage- and credit card-related enforcement actions. In addition, she represents companies and law firms in commercial litigation and employment matters, including those involving the False Claims Act, whistleblower and discrimination claims. She has also represented several prominent educational institutions in sensitive sexual abuse investigations.
Ms. Hogan was recognized as a leading lawyer and as one of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation” by Benchmark Litigation in 2017, which quoted one client as saying “Mary Beth has been efficient, responsive, proactive and expert in her work with us. She is conscious of our budget limitations and [is] very respectful.”
Ms. Hogan is ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA (2008-2015), where she has been praised for her “top-notch skills in drafting and analysis,” and where clients have described her as “focused, practical and cooperative. She has a great understanding of our business needs and can cut straight to the issues.” Ms. Hogan is also recommended for Labor and Employment Litigation, Financial Services (Litigation) (2016) and International Litigation by The Legal 500 US (2016 & 2017) which describes her as “intellectual, thorough and knowledgeable”.
In 2015, Ms. Hogan was named “Lawyer of the Year for Private Practice” for gender diversity in the profession by Chambers & Partners. She was also recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s “Women Worth Watching” issue (2013).
Ms. Hogan was featured in a documentary on the New York Times website, “Great Expectations for Female Lawyers” (2013), a follow-up from a 2001 New York Times Magazine article in which 21 women lawyers at Debevoise were profiled and interviewed about the career prospects for women in law firms.
Ms. Hogan’s publications include:
Mary Beth serves on the Board of Directors of Catalyst and is President of the Board of Directors of Nazareth Housing. She is also on the Board of Trustees of the Armory Foundation, the Federal Bar Council and is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the American Bar Association.
Ms. Hogan received her A.B. cum laude from Princeton University in 1985, and her J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers University in 1990, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Articles Editor for the Women’s Rights Law Reporter. She clerked for the Hon. Gary S. Stein, Supreme Court of New Jersey (1990-1991).