2022 Vault Rankings
At a Glance
“The commitment to pro bono.”
"The hours can be long, and the work schedule can be unpredictable.”
“Lack of transparency from management regarding promotion and compensation.”
About Hogan Lovells
Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 50 offices in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The firm boasts more than 2,800 lawyers, making it one of the largest firms around.
The Making of a Megafirm
Hogan Lovells was formed in 2010 by the merger of DC’s Hogan & Hartson and London’s Lovells. Hogan & Hartson traced its roots to 1904, the year when trial lawyer Frank J. Hogan hung out a shingle in the nation’s capital. Nelson Hartson, an IRS attorney, joined Hogan in 1925. Hogan & Hartson became known for its government, regulatory, and tax work and also developed strengths in litigation, 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 more than two dozen offices in a dozen countries.
Hogan & Hartson had a long history, but Lovells’ was even longer. The firm dated to 1899 when its predecessor firm was established in London by John Spencer Lovell. The firm then underwent pivotal mergers in 1966, 1988, and 2000 and eventually became known by one name: Lovells.
Blazing Privacy Trails and Health Care
Hogan Lovells focuses on five major practices: corporate; finance; global regulatory; IP; and litigation, arbitration, and employment. Industries the firm focuses on run the gamut from aerospace and automotive to energy and financial institutions to life sciences and technology, plus many more. 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.
The firm is also well known for its health care practice, which among the top five in Vault’s practice area rankings. The firm advises a diverse group of clients across the health care industry from around the globe. The firm is often called upon to advise on regulatory issues—a hotbed in light of the Affordable Care Act and its evolution.
Hogan Lovells’ lawyers have a secret weapon in their arsenal: consultants. The firm is home to Hogan Lovells Solutions, which includes a team of technical and risk consultants who work together with the firm’s attorneys to provide legal, technical, and management advice.
Hogan Lovells is committed to helping prospects learn about our firm, our lawyers and our practices, and we continue to believe that academic performance is just one of many indicators of potential. We value candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences who have demonstrated a drive for excellence, a passion for community involvement, and compassion for others. We seek candidates who can raise the game of the whole team and can look beyond themselves in seeking the best outcomes for our clients. These principles continue to guide our hiring decisions and we continue our efforts to help students understand this during this most unusual time. Our goal is to provide a positive and substantive candidate experience from the first time we meet a prospect, through the interview and decision process, whether virtual or in-person.
News & Awards
- On behalf of Equifax, the firm achieved a first-of-its kind global settlement in the data security arena that allowed the company to resolve a consumer class action and the investigations of two federal agencies (the FTC and CFPB) and multiple states.
- Advised Ford Motor Company on the US$2.6 billion investment by Volkswagen into Ford’s autonomous vehicle platform company, Argo AI. The transaction allows both automakers to independently integrate Argo’s self-driving system into their own vehicles.
- Obtained a $75 million verdict in a pro bono civil rights case brought on behalf of two Black men who were wrongfully convicted and spent over 30 years in prison and on death row.
- Successfully represented Einstein Healthcare Network in a challenge by the FTC to its proposed merger with Thomas Jefferson University, leading the FTC to drop its appeal of a lower court’s decision denying an injunction.
- Pro Bono Hot List, 2020—National Law Journal
- Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified, 2020—Diversity Lab
- Stonewall Top global Employers, 2020—Stonewall
- Regulatory Firm of the Year, 2020—LMG Life Sciences
- Transportation Practice Group of the Year , 2020—Law360
555 Thirteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 637-5600
CEO: Miguel Zaldivar, Jr.
Hiring Partners: Timothy A. Lloyd (U.S.), Julia McLetchie (Boston), Carin Carithers, Jess Ellsworth, Ajay Kuntamukkala and Will Yavinsky (DC), Brian R. Chappell and Allison Caplis-Mandelberg (Baltimore), Niki Frangos Tuttle and Craig Umbaugh (Denver), Cullen G. Taylor and Chris Pickens (McLean), Christina Pallares and Kenneth Kirschner (NY), Mike Turrill (LA), Alvin Lindsay (Miami), Kelliann Payne (Philadelphia), Cristina Rodriguez (Houston), Patrick Michael (SF), Mike Frank (Silicon Valley)
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
2.5K - 3K
No. of Partners Named 2021:
Most U.S. offices
2021 (1st year): $202,500
2020 (1st year): $205,000
2019 (2nd year): $215,000
2018 (3rd year): $240,000
2017 (4th year): $275,000
2016 (5th year): $305,000
2015 (6th year): $330,000
2014 (7th year): $350,000
2013+ (8th year+): $365,000
Summer Associate: $3,895/week (except Miami, which is $3,655) *Compensation is based on 2,000-billable-hour levels (after 1,850 billable hours,
unlimited pro bono hours can be counted and after 1,800 billable hours up to 50 D&I can
be counted towards the target).
Director of Associate Recruitment
Recruiting contacts for all locations on the firm's website.
No. of U.S. Offices: 15
No. of International Offices: 36
Colorado Springs, CO
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC (U.S. HQ) I Alicante
Ho Chi Minh City
London (International HQ)
Corporate & Finance
Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology
Litigation, Arbitration, & Employment
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.