Hogan Lovells US LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Emphasis on diversity”
  • “Great colleagues”
  • “Management listens to associate concerns”

Downers

  • “How much time I spend working”
  • “It's really big, which can be overwhelming sometimes”
  • “Bonus compensation structure”

The Buzz

  • “Global power”
  • “DC legend”
  • “Huge”
  • “Still managing the merger”

About Hogan Lovells US LLP

Formed on May 1, 2010 by the merger of Hogan & Hartson and Lovells, Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 40 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The firm boasts more than 2,600 lawyers, making it one of the largest firms around. CEO Stephen Immelt is based out of Hogan Lovells' Baltimore and Washington, DC offices, and Deputy CEO David Hudd is based in London.

Hogan's Heroes

Hogan & Hartson traces its roots to 1904, the year when trial lawyer Frank J. Hogan hung out a shingle in the nation's capital. He skyrocketed to fame thanks to his involvement in sensational cases like the "Teapot Dome" scandal, in which he represented oil baron Edward L. Doheny, who faced charges of bribery and conspiracy to defraud the federal government (Doheny was acquitted). Nelson Hartson, an Internal Revenue Service attorney, joined Hogan in 1925. Given the partners' backgrounds, it's no surprise that Hogan & Hartson became known for its government, regulatory and tax work. Over the years, it also developed strengths in litigation, corporate and transactional law and intellectual property. The firm did not venture beyond the Beltway until 1984, but once it did, expansion came rapidly. By the time of the Lovells merger in 2010, Hogan & Hartson had grown to include over two dozen offices in 12 countries.

Lovells' Layers

Hogan & Hartson had a long history, but Lovells' was even longer. That firm dated to 1899, which is when its predecessor firm was established in London by John Spencer Lovell. In 1966, the firm joined forces with another UK stalwart Haslewoods, which had many lucrative connections within the British government. A second merger occurred in 1988 with Durrant Piesse, itself the result of a combination among well-regarded firms; Durrant had longstanding corporate relationships in the booming financial sector, as well as expertise in IP.

The name Lovells was adopted in 2000 when Lovell White Durrant merged with Germany's Boesebeck Droste-by that point, the letterhead was getting crowded. Boesebeck Droste had offices throughout Europe and traced its roots to 1884.

Making a Megafirm

According to the firm, "Hogan & Hartson and Lovells each saw the combination as a unique opportunity to further their mutual goal of being a pre-eminent international legal practice with a distinguished position in the market while preserving the team-oriented and collegial culture the constituent firms long enjoyed." After Hogan Lovells was formed, some wondered how the two firms would integrate, especially since they both had attorneys around the globe and the cross-border deal meant complicated tax and liability issues. Even before the merger was completed in 2010, however, the two firms agreed to phase in a merit-based system of compensation similar to the one used by Hogan. A dual partnership structure resolved tax issues caused by attorneys working inside and outside the United States. The firm also created an international management committee with representatives from both founding firms. Since then, the firm has expanded its global platform into even more key markets. In April 2012, Hogan Lovells launched an Indonesia capability by entering into an association with Indonesian law firm, Hermawan Juniarto, in Jakarta, and it added offices in Rio de Janeiro, and Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, Hogan Lovells opened an office in Luxembourg, a prominent financial center in Europe and combined with Routledge Modise, the seventh largest firm in South Africa with a single office in Johannesburg. Hogan Lovells joined with the prominent Mexican firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa ("BSTL") in 2014, giving the firm expanded capabilities in Mexico City and Monterrey and providing new opportunities for its global clientele doing business in Latin America's second largest economy. Most recently, Hogan Lovells established an Australian presence to extend the firm's reach in Asia, expanding its capabilities in the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and financial sectors.
The firm focuses on a variety of practices, including litigation, corporate, finance, IP and regulatory work, with prowess in banking, insurance, arbitration, products liability, white-collar, appellate, antitrust, securities, corporate governance and transactions, health care, medical devices, privacy and media matters. Among the firm's clients are household names like Ford Motor Co., General Electric, IBM, SAB Miller, Chase, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Black & Decker, Apple, Google and UnitedHealth.

IN THE NEWS

Ongoing

It's Electric
Since June 2014, Hogan Lovells has been advising long-time client Alstom on the antitrust and foreign investment issues involved in the US$17bn sale of its power businesses to GE and its acquisition of GE's transportation signaling business.

Supreme Beings
In the past five years alone, members of Hogan Lovells' appellate team presented over 24 Supreme Court arguments and more than 60 arguments in the federal courts of appeals-including more than a dozen in the D.C. Circuit, which adjudicates the lion's share of the nation's most complex and high-stakes regulatory appeals.

Going Global
The firm's global privacy practice has expanded in the last five years and advised several of the biggest breach matters including Bloomberg, Uber and Home Depot.

April 2015

Breaking Records
Hogan Lovells advised GE on the sale of its US$23 billion real estate portfolio, the world's largest real estate deal since 2007 and the second largest in history.

June 2014

Black Gold
The firm advised BB Securities and BNP Paribas in the US$2 billion issuance by Rio Oil Finance Trust of future oil royalties formerly owned by RioPrevidência, the pension fund of the State of Rio de Janeiro, and the establishment of the master trust program related thereto.

April 2014

A Diverse Portfolio
Hogan Lovells Advised Novartis on its US$16bn acquisition of GlaxoSmithKline's oncology business and its US$5.4bn sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly. Novartis' CEO called the overhaul of its business a "transformational moment" intended to improve the company's financial strength and immediately add to growth rates and margins.

February 2014

I Can Hear You Now
The firm advised Vodafone on the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon Communications. The Hogan Lovells team handled the communications regulatory work for Vodafone. The transaction, valued at US$130 billion, is the third largest M&A deal in history.

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1109
Phone: (202) 637-5600
Fax: (202) 637-5910
www.hoganlovells.com

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • CEO: Stephen J. Immelt (Effective July 1, 2014)
  • Hiring Partners: Timothy A. Lloyd (DC), Brian R. Chappell (Baltimore), Niki Frangos Tuttle and Craig Umbaugh (Denver), Alexander D. Cobey (McLean), Sean Keely (New York), Barry Thompson (Los Angeles), Julie E. Nevins (Miami), Aaron Crane (Houston), Sarah Jalali (San Francisco), Jon Layman (Silicon Valley)
  • Total No. Attorneys 2015: 2,670

  • Employment Contact
    Irena McGrath
    Chief Associate Recruitment Officer
    555 Thirteenth St., NW
    Washington, D.C. 20004
    Phone: (202) 637-5600
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsDC@hoganlovells.com

    Baltimore Office
    Elizabeth W. Kirkley
    Office Administrator
    Harbor East
    100 International Drive
    Suite 2000
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsMD@hoganlovells.com

    Colorado Offices
    Sheila Winstanley
    Office Administrator
    One Tabor Center, Suite 1500
    12 Seventeenth Street
    Denver, CO 80202
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsCO@hoganlovells.com

    Houston Office
    Veatris Negrete
    Office Administrator
    700 Louisiana Street
    Suite 4300
    Houston, TX 77002
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsTX@hoganlovells.com

    Los Angeles Office
    Christopher Bostrom
    Recruiting Coordinator
    1999 Avenue of the Stars
    Suite 1400
    Los Angeles, CA 90067
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsLA@hoganlovells.com

    Miami Office
    Brenda Williams-Bringhurst  
    Office Administrator
    200 South Biscayne Boulevard, 4th Floor
    Miami, FL 33131
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsFL@hoganlovells.com

    New York Office
    Nancy Merriman
    Recruitment Manager
    875 Third Avenue
    New York, NY 10022
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsNY@hoganlovells.com

    Northern Virginia Office
    Ana Maria Knapp
    Projects Manager
    Park Place II
    7930 Jones Branch Drive
    McLean, VA 22102
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsMD@hoganlovells.com

    Philadelphia Office
    Irena McGrath
    Chief Associate Recruitment Officer
    1835 Market Street
    29th Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsPA@hoganlovells.com San Francisco Office
    Alexandra Dennett
    Project Coordinator
    3 Embarcadero Center
    Suite 1500
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsSF@hoganlovells.com

    Silicon Valley Office
    Alexandra Dennett
    Project Coordinator
    4085 Campbell Avenue, Suite 100
    Menlo Park, CA 94025
    JoinHoganLovellsSV@hoganlovells.com

    Washington, DC Office
    Lynn Herron or Caitlin DiFilippo
    Associate Recruitment Manager
    555 13th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  20004
    Email: JoinHoganLovellsDC@hoganlovells.com

    Visit the Careers section at http://careers-us.hoganlovells.com for employment contacts at each Hogan Lovells office.

  • Base Salary
    Baltimore; California offices; Denver; Houston; McLean, VA; New York; Philadelphia; Washington DC
    1st year: $160,000
    2nd year: $170,000
    3rd year: $185,000
    4th year: $210,000
    5th year: $230,000
    6th year: $250,000
    7th year: $265,000
    8th year: $280,000

    *Compensation is based on 1950 or 2000 billable hour levels (up to 100 hours can be pro bono)


  • Summer Associate Offers
    58 out of 58 2Ls; 14 out of 14 1Ls invited to return (2014)

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Corporate
    Finance
    Government Regulatory
    Intellectual Property
    Litigation & Arbitration

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC (U.S. HQ) • London (International HQ) • Baltimore, MD • Colorado Springs, CO • Denver. CO • Houston, TX • Los Angeles, CA • McLean, VA • Miami, FL • New York, NY • Philadelphia, PA • San Francisco, CA • Silicon Valley, CA • Alicante • Amsterdam • Beijing • Brussels • Budapest • Caracas • Dubai • Dusseldorf • Frankfurt • Hamburg • Hanoi • Ho Chi Minh City • Hong Kong • Jakarta • Jeddah • Johannesburg • Luxembourg • Madrid • Mexico City • Milan • Monterrey • Moscow • Munich • Paris • Rio de Janeiro • Riyadh • Rome • Sao Paulo • Shanghai • Singapore • Tokyo • Ulaanbaatar • Warsaw • Zagreb

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