Hogan Lovells (Washington)

Benjamin F. Holt

Hogan Lovells (Washington)
Lawyer (Partner)

Ben Holt litigates and resolves antitrust and competition disputes. He helps clients navigate complex antitrust issues and handle government and internal investigations. Ben has significant experience defending class actions following governmental investigations and coordinating litigation and investigations across borders. He has also handled numerous stand-alone antitrust lawsuits and investigations covering a range of competition issues from mergers to price-fixing, and everything in between. Ben has litigated antitrust cases on both sides of the "v" and brings this experience to his counseling practice. He regularly advises clients on antitrust and competition issues arising from business deals and disputes and provides counseling on compliance with federal and state antitrust laws. He has experience in a wide range of industries, but has focused most of his work on financial services, automotive, and health care. Ben has published a variety of articles on antitrust and antitrust litigation topics and regularly presents to clients and others on developments in the field and relevant antitrust topics such as antitrust compliance for trade associations and strategies to defend antitrust class actions. He is the co-editor of Global Competition Review’s "Private Litigation Know How" publication and the co-author of Antitrust Compliance, published by Bloomberg BNA as part of the Corporate Practice series. Ben also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, teaching a seminar on antitrust practice and writing.

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William L. Monts III, Charles (Chuck) Loughlin, Edith Ramirez, Justin W. Bernick, Benjamin F. Holt The US District Court for the Northern District of California announces a $100,000 fine and sentences to 40 months in prison a former CEO for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors (Bumble Bee Foods)


On 16 June 2020, the former CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLC was sentenced to 40 months in prison and fined US$100,000 for his role in a tuna price-fixing conspiracy involving two competitors. This sentence is one of the most significant penalties ever imposed on a corporate executive in a criminal (...)

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