"'an exceptional lawyer' and 'a great writer' with 'an impressive ability to 'marry business considerations and decisions with the relevant legal issues'"
Chambers USA 2008

Overview

Hans Germann is a partner in Mayer Brown's Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice.  He is also a member of the firm’s telecommunications subgroup.  Hans has significant experience in state and federal regulatory, trial and appellate litigation involving telecommunications, regulatory and administrative law, commercial disputes, preemption, jurisdiction and antitrust issues. He also has counseled clients regarding regulatory issues such as matters relating to the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and use of rights-of-way.

Hans is described by Chambers USA 2008 as "an exceptional lawyer" and "a great writer" with "an impressive ability to 'marry business considerations and decisions with the relevant legal issues.'"  Earlier in his career, Chambers USA 2005 described him as a "'rising star' [who] impresses with his quick uptake and dedication.'  He appears to work 24 hours a day,' according to one commentator. . . . [T]he market predicts that he will go far."

Hans joined the firm’s Chicago office in 2001, and became a partner in 2009.

Spoken Languages

  • English

Perspectives

Education

Tulane University Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, Tulane Law Review

University of Illinois

Carleton College

Admissions

  • Illinois

Court

  • US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois