Media: Announcements | 30 September 2020
Hogan Lovells partner Tony Fuller, located in the firm’s Boston office, has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The induction ceremony at which Fuller became a Fellow took place online before an audience of 670 Fellows during the recent Induction Ceremony at the 2020 Annual Meeting and 70th Anniversary Celebration of the College.
A member of the Hogan Lovells Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group, Fuller’s practice covers a wide variety of industries including life sciences, financial services, construction, government contracting, and higher education.
Before joining Hogan Lovells, Fuller was a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, where he was involved in a wide variety of high-profile white collar grand jury investigations and criminal trials involving mail and wire fraud, false claims, public corruption, and procurement fraud. His significant trial experience includes a highly publicized six-week bribery trial of the former Massachusetts Speaker of the House.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility, and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.
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Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,800 members in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction), and Honorary Fellows. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.