Hogan Lovells, LLP

Meghan (Edwards-Ford) Rissmiller guides companies through the thicket of U.S. merger clearance. Whether before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), 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 counsels clients on a range of non-merger antitrust and consumer protection issues and has litigated antitrust cases in federal court and administrative actions. Meghan is experienced in the technology, media, and telecommunications; aerospace, defense, and government services; and consumer and retail goods industries. Her deep understanding of her clients’ business needs and challenges has made 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, giving her valuable insight into judicial thinking and how to successfully advocate for her 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.

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.