Partner, Washington, D.C.
Ty Cobb is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hogan Lovells, where he served on the firm's Executive Committee and for which he ran Hogan Lovells' practices involving white collar criminal litigation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement (with an emphasis on cases involving insider trading and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), and Congressional investigations and hearings for over 20 years, and where he remains an active leader.
As Chambers & Partners recently observed: Ty Cobb is said to be "tremendously responsive." He maintains an active white collar practice and earns plaudits from clients for his "phenomenal trial lawyer instinct."
Ty, a former federal prosecutor, is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is annually profiled in Best Lawyers in America, Who's Who in the World, International Who's Who of Business Crime Lawyers, and Superlawyers. In April 2015, he was again recognized by Lawdragon as one of the "500 Leading Lawyers in America." Also, in April 2015, SuperLawyers recognized him as one of the top 100 lawyers in Washington, D.C. and published this in a feature article. In 2011, Ty was inducted into the Ethisphere Hall of Fame, which as of that time had only 10 members and which recognizes attorneys who have made lasting contributions to the advancement of corporate ethics and compliance. He is among the few to earn the coveted AV Preeminent ranking by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ty is frequently sought after as an advocate for and advisor to public companies, special committees of boards of directors, audit committees, and senior executives in "bet the company" cases. In the course of his career, Ty's wide ranging enforcement, bribery, and corruption practice has taken him to more than 33 countries and 44 states. Because of the high profile and potential consequences of many of his representations, he has appeared on "Meet the Press," "Face the Nation," CNN, and FOX in the service of his clients.
Among his publicly disclosed representations include IBM, members of the Saudi Royal family, the largest privately held oil company in Argentina and its principals, AIG in the hearings before Congress into the worldwide financial crisis, a number of Dell executives and employees in the company's recently settled case with the SEC, the Audit Committee of Home Depot in the SEC inquiry into alleged options backdating, Office Depot in a publicly announced SEC inquiry, resolution and related series of class actions, and the acquittal of Hudson Foods in a federal criminal trial involving the nation's largest USDA beef recall.
He continues to advise and has long counseled White House personnel, Cabinet members, and elected officials, publicly representing, among others, former Clinton Cabinet member and later Fannie Mae director Eli Segal and former Commerce Department and DNC executive John Huang, and former CIA official, Mary McCarthy.
Ty has lectured frequently, authored numerous articles, contributed to many publications, and acted as a panelist or moderator in multiple presentations on global compliance and enforcement issues. Ty served as the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Grand Canyon Trust (Chairman 2010-2015), a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, and has served on the Board of the Harvard Alumni Association.