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“Really great people; pleasant work culture; really great opportunities to work on high-level substantive work; global footprint.”

“The level of responsibility and the quality of the work I get (at these rates, we typically get the most complex problems); commitment to pro bono; client contact.”


“The hours and lack of project management.”

“Sometimes partners aren't aware of existing workstreams, so it can be tricky to manage work from different directions.”

About Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is a global megafirm with more than 45 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. Established in the Beltway, Hogan & Hartson became known for its government, regulatory, and tax work. London’s Lovells dated back to 1899, when its predecessor firm was established by John Spencer Lovell. The two firms combined in 2010 to become a global powerhouse.

Blazing Trails: Privacy, Healthcare & Mobility 

Hogan Lovells focuses on four major practices: corporate & finance; disputes; global regulatory; and intellectual property, media, and technology. The firm was among the first to create industry-focused practice groups, and is particularly strong in life sciences and healthcare; financial services; and mobility, technology, and energy. 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 among the top five in Vault’s ranking for Privacy and Data Security. Hogan Lovells has won Chambers’ Privacy and Data Security Team of the Year more than once—and the award wasn’t even introduced until 2015. Its cybersecurity & privacy practice crosses borders and industries—from financial services to automotive to retail to health industries and more. And since privacy and data security never sleep, neither does Hogan Lovells, who has a 24-hour hotline for clients with data emergencies. The firm also publishes a blog on privacy policy: Chronicles of Data Protection.

The firm’s healthcare practice, which sits among the top five in Vault’s practice area rankings, advises a diverse group of clients across the healthcare 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. The firm’s fintech practice has helped create regulatory frameworks and advised on headline M&A deals and high-profile disputes. Hogan Lovells even has a practice handling uncrewed aviation systems (drones), which counsels clients on bringing this technology into everyday use.

Dedicated to Pro Bono

Hogan Lovells has long supported ground-breaking social developments, including having the oldest dedicated pro bono practice in the legal industry—the firm celebrated the 50th anniversary of that practice in 2022. focusing on access to justice and the rule of law. The firm is focused on access to justice and the rule of law, and its lawyers collectively spend more than 150,000 pro bono hours per year. As part of those pro bono efforts, Hogan Lovells attorneys often represent clients in highly visible cases heard by the highest courts in the land, including representing respondents in a voting rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

News & Awards

  • Represented the Walton-Penner family in its acquisition of the NFL’s Denver Broncos in a record-setting sports franchise deal, reportedly for $4.65 billion, successfully navigating a competitive auction process with multiple bidders.
  • Obtained an appellate victory on behalf of Citibank in one of the most widely watched cases in the financial services sector. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously held that the recipients of $500 million mistakenly wired by Citibank could not assert New York’s “discharge for value” defense to keep the money.
  • On behalf of UnitedHealth, the largest health insurer in the U.S., secured a high-profile win in an antitrust case brought by the U.S. Department of Justice over its proposed $13.8 billion acquisition of Change Healthcare, a medical data and technology group.
  • Represented respondents in one of the most widely watched voting rights cases in the U.S., Moore v. Harper. Partner Neal Katyal argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of parties seeking to protect the state courts’ ability to review redistricting efforts by the state legislature.
  • Most Innovative Law Firm in the Business of Law, 2021—Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America awards
  • Most Innovative Law Firm, 2019—Financial Times Innovative Lawyers North America Awards
  • Practice Groups of the Year in International Trade, Real Estate, Sports & Betting, and Trials, 2021—Law360 
  • Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certified Plus, 2021—Diversity Lab
  • Top Score on Human Rights Campaign Scorecard, 13th consecutive year—Human Rights Campaign
Hogan Lovells

555 13th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 637-5600

Firm Stats

CEO: Miguel Zaldivar, Jr.
Hiring Partners: Carin Carithers (U.S.); Greg Noonan (Boston); Jess Ellsworth, Ajay Kuntamukkala, Will Yavinsky (DC); Brian R. Chappell, Allison Caplis-Mandelberg (Baltimore); Ana Guitierrez (Denver); Cullen G. Taylor, Chris Pickens (McLean); Ryan Philp, Megan Ridley-Kaye (NY); Mike Turrill (LA); Alvin Lindsay (Miami); Jessica Bisignano (Philadelphia); Jennifer Adams (Houston); Megan Nishikawa (SF); Mike Frank (Silicon Valley)
Total No. Attorneys (2023):
2.5K - 3K
No. of Partners Named 2022:
Billable-Hour Requirement:
2,000 hours

Base Salary

1st year: $215,000
2nd year: $225,000
3rd year: $250,000
4th year: $295,000
5th year: $345,000
6th year: $370,000
7th year: $400,000
8th year: $415,000
9th year: $415,000
Summer Associate: $4,135 per week

Employment Contact

Patrice Hayden
Director of Associate Recruitment
(202) 637- 8640
Recruiting contacts for all locations at

No. of U.S. Offices: 15

No. of International Offices: 31

Major Office Locations

Baltimore, MD
Boston, MA
Colorado Springs, CO
Denver, CO
Houston, TX
Los Angeles, CA
McLean, VA
Miami, FL
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA
San Francisco, CA
Silicon Valley, CA
Washington, DC |
Ho Chi Minh City
Hong Kong
Mexico City
São Paulo

Major Departments

Corporate & Finance
Global Regulatory
Intellectual Property, Media, and Technology
Litigation, Arbitration, & Employment
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.