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Thomas P. Hogan | Margaret Hogan Sweeney | Marilyn T. Lynch

Thomas P. Hogan

Thomas P. Hogan is a co-founder and Managing Director of F/S Capitol Consulting LLC, and is the Founding Director of Hogan Law Associates LLC. After co-founding these companies in 1999, Mr. Hogan managed his state lobbying practice in Rhode Island, and provided legal services through Hogan Law Associates. In 2001, when he moved to Washington, DC and expanded F/S Capitol's business to include a federal lobbying practice. He now manages the federal practice and oversees F/S Capitol's state lobbying efforts and Hogan Law Associate's legal matters in his home-state of Rhode Island.

Since 1999, Mr. Hogan has represented clients on Capitol Hill on issues including transportation and infrastructure, energy and climate change, appropriations, education, and health care. He advises clients on strengthening relationships, cultivating coalition partners, and raising the political and public profile clients and issues in Washington, DC. Mr. Hogan represents clients' interests in organizations including the Democratic and Republican Congressional Campaign Committees, the three Governors Associations and four Attorneys General Associations.

As Founding Partner of Hogan Law Associates LLC, Mr. Hogan provides legal services to Rhode Island clients on various issues including regulatory matters, federal and state ethics laws, and gifts and campaign finance law. Mr. Hogan has written and taught courses on lobbying and ethics for corporate clients as well as for the Rhode Island Bar Association Government Lawyers Committee. He also represents corporations' and organizations' interests before the State Attorneys General Associations. Mr. Hogan has been involved in negotiations and strategy in connection with multi-state litigation involving States' Attorneys General.

From 1988 to 1999, Mr. Hogan was a member of a prestigious law firm in Rhode Island and served as legal and legislative counsel to national corporations and trade associations. He participated in landmark legislation in the Rhode Island State House on issues including banking, environmental issues, transportation, tax reform, and health insurance and hospital conversion law.

Mr. Hogan graduated from Providence College in 1984, and earned a J.D. from Suffolk Law School in Boston in 1987. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Florence K. Murray of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. He is a member of the Rhode Island and Massachusetts Bars.

Mr. Hogan appears regularly on CBS TV (WUSA), CCTV, the Jim Bohannon Show, WTOP New Radio in Washington, DC, and other national syndicated news programs as a political commentator. He lives in Chevy Chase, MD with his wife, Dr. Sheilah Lynch, and their two daughters Mary Kate and Elle Grace.

Margaret Hogan Sweeney
Margaret Hogan Sweeney has been an attorney at Hogan Law Associates since 2010. Ms. Sweeney is Managing Director of the Rhode Island office and represents clients on regulatory, administrative and municipal matters. She also represents corporations' interests before the National Association of Attorneys General, assisting in developing strategies and negotiating multi-state litigation matters on her clients' behalf.

Prior to joining Hogan Law Associates, Ms. Sweeney worked at MetLife Auto &Home as an in-house corporate and regulatory attorney where her responsibilities included representing this national insurer in all aspects of regulatory, corporate and compliance matters, negotiating contracts, managing litigation and reviewing advertising and corporate communications.

Before her time at MetLife Auto & Home, Ms. Sweeney was an associate at Morrison, Mahoney & Miller where she concentrated on medical malpractice defense, premises liability, and municipal liability. Prior to that, Ms. Sweeney was an associate at Hanson, Curran, Parks & Whitman where she also practiced insurance defense litigation.

From1992 to 1994, Ms. Sweeney served as a Special Assistant Attorney General at the Rhode Island Department of Attorney General. She worked in the Civil Division of the Department focusing on civil litigation, advisory opinions, open meetings and access to public records matters, and drafting and testifying on proposed legislation.

Ms. Sweeney received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1991, and her B.S. from Providence College in 1986. Following her graduation from law school, Ms. Sweeney served as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Florence K. Murray of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Margaret is licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and the Federal District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

Marilyn T. Lynch

Marilyn Lynch joined Hogan Law Associates LLC’s Washington, DC office as Managing Director, after serving as Counsel with Dickstein Shapiro LLP, an AmLaw 200 national law firm, for over 14 years.  Ms. Lynch advises clients in federal and state regulatory and compliance matters, multi-jurisdiction litigation strategy, and legislative affairs, and manages Hogan Law Associates’ professional development and training programs.  Ms. Lynch also has extensive experience in national and multinational contract negotiations and general corporate matters, augmentation and enforcement of corporate policies, codes of conduct, and training, complex commercial litigation and dispute resolution, on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.  Ms. Lynch continues to serve as Chair of the District of Columbia Bar’s Membership Committee, in her third term, providing counsel and management for DC Bar membership appeals and member benefits.

Prior to joining Hogan Law Associates, Ms. Lynch served as Counsel with Dickstein Shapiro, where she worked closely with a multitude of Fortune 500 clients, in the national and international arena, providing strategic counsel in a multidisciplinary setting – litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy – to successfully advance the business interests of clients.  Ms. Lynch advised clients in complex commercial litigation involving business torts, antitrust, consumer protection, financial services, securities fraud, false advertising, intellectual property, real estate, insurance coverage, and other complex commercial matters, including all facets and stages of multi-district litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and settlement.  Ms. Lynch served as direct client advisor to more than 220 national and multinational companies in all of the firm’s major antitrust litigation matters during her tenure, including In re Vitamins Litigation, In re Citric Acid Antitrust Litigation, In re Methionine Antitrust Litigation, In re Linerboard Antitrust Litigation, and In re Urethane Antitrust Litigation.  She also served as class action and liaison counsel in In re Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Litigation in the discovery, damages valuation, and appeals phases.

Also during her tenure with Dickstein Shapiro, Ms. Lynch represented clients before federal and state regulatory agencies, in connection with compliance issues, governmental investigative demands, and consumer protection and product safety matters.  For over eight years, Ms. Lynch served as the firm’s liaison and team leader with the District of Columbia Bar, in connection with the firm’s pro bono partnership in the Bar’s Landlord-Tenant Resource Center and the Advocacy Justice Program.  In this role and on behalf of the firm, Ms. Lynch accepted the DC Bar’s Frederick B. Abramson Award.  Ms. Lynch also was awarded the firm’s Justin D. Simon Core Values Award, for the core values of excellence, loyalty, respect, initiative, and integrity.  For more than 12 years, Ms. Lynch served as President, Director, and Board Member for Doing Small Miracles for Others, Dickstein Shapiro’s non-profit philanthropic organization serving over 30 organizations dedicated to serving the community in the DC, NY and LA regions, and most recently served as Advisor to the Board on strategic direction and initiatives.

Ms. Lynch also served as an adjunct faculty member for Georgetown University’s School for Continuing Studies, instructing 23 students on course curriculum involving real property legal principles, practice, and procedure.

Before her law practice with Dickstein Shapiro, Ms. Lynch clerked for the Honorable Martha G. Kavanaugh, Associate Judge with the Circuit Court for the Sixth Judicial District of Maryland, as her first clerk.  In that position, she briefed the judge on civil and criminal matters, researched and drafted opinions and orders, managed daily docket and calendar, and created and developed chambers intern program and supervised intern duties.  Prior to her judicial clerkship, Ms. Lynch served as Judicial Intern for the Honorable J. James McKenna, also of the Sixth Judicial District of Maryland, and as Judicial Extern for the Honorable Daniel J. Kremer, Presiding Justice for the Court of Appeal of California, Division One, including primary responsibility for drafting the published opinion involving a case of first impression in the State of California. 

Prior to her service with such trial and appellate courts, Ms. Lynch served as Research Assistant and Editor to two tenured law professors while at the University of San Diego School of Law, including a published trial lawyers manual.

Prior to her law school experience, Ms. Lynch served as Legislative Intern and Writer for the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations and as Legislative Intern for Senator Lewis Riley for the 38th District of Maryland.  For the U.S. Senate, Ms. Lynch researched, investigated, and drafted subcommittee memoranda on domestic and foreign corruption, centered on organized crime, including reports that were ultimately presented on air on Dateline NBC.  For the Senate of Maryland, Ms. Lynch served as constituent-district liaison, and researched, drafted, and testified on district legislation.

Ms. Lynch received her J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1995, attended Oxford University as a pupil of Magdalen College’s Institute on International and Comparative Studies in 1994, with Highest Honors, attended Georgetown University, Paralegal Program Studies, in 1992-1993, and received her B.A. from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
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