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Timeline 


1899

John Spencer Lovell sets up in practice in the UK.

1904

Frank Hogan opens law office in Washington, D.C. 

1924 

John Spencer Lovell and Reginald White are joined by Charles King, forming Lovell, White & King.

1925

Nelson Hartson, former Solicitor of Internal Revenue, joins Frank Hogan's law firm.

1924–1930

Teapot Dome scandal erupts; oil magnate Edward Doheny, represented by Frank Hogan, is acquitted of conspiracy and bribery charges.

1935

Frank Hogan appears on cover of Time magazine; described as "the federal government's No. 1 legal antagonist."

1938

Firm converts to partnership and adopts new name, Hogan & Hartson. Frank Hogan serves as President of American Bar Association.

1965

Sara-Ann "Sally" Determan joins Hogan & Hartson; in 1975 she becomes the first female partner.

1966

Lovell, White & King merge with Haslewoods, a firm with a much longer history. Haslewoods' diverse clients included the Treasury Solicitor and Lord Nelson.

1969

Vincent Cohen joins Hogan & Hartson and in 1972 becomes first black partner.

1970

Hogan & Hartson establishes separate practice group devoted exclusively to providing pro bono services. It is the first major law firm to do so.

1973

Two established City firms, Durrant Cooper and Hambling, merge to form Durrant Piesse.

1985

Hogan & Hartson opens an office in Northern Virginia, its first outside of Washington, D.C.

 

1988

Two major City firms, Lovell White & King and Durrant Piesse, merge to form Lovell White Durrant.

 

Hogan & Hartson's Baltimore office opens.

1990

Hogan & Hartson opens its first international office, in London.

1991

Hogan & Hartson opens offices in Brussels and Paris.

1994

Hogan & Hartson opens offices in Colorado Springs, Denver, and Moscow.

1995

Lovells elects first female managing partner, Lesley MacDonagh.

1996

Hogan & Hartson opens office in Los Angeles.

1998

Hogan & Hartson opens office in New York.

1999

Hogan & Hartson opens office in Boulder.

2000

Merger between Lovells and the German firm Boesebeck Droste.

 

Opening of a Lovells-associated office in Budapest and Lovells offices in Milan and Rome.

 

Hogan & Hartson opens offices in Miami and Tokyo.

 

Merger between Lovells and the Dutch firm Ekelmans Den Hollander.

2001

Lovells launches joint venture with Lee & Lee in Singapore.

 

Merger between Lovells and French firm Siméon & Associés.

 

Hogan & Hartson opens office in Berlin.

2002

Hogan & Hartson opens office in Beijing.

2003

Opening of Lovells office in Shanghai.

2004

Opening of Lovells office in Madrid.

2005

Former Hogan & Hartson partner John Roberts, Jr., becomes Chief Justice of the United States.

 

Hogan & Hartson opens offices in Hong Kong and Caracas.

2007

Lovells opens office in Dubai and converts to a limited liability partnership.

2008

Hogan & Hartson opens offices in Abu Dhabi, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

2009

Lovells opens second office in Vietnam (in Hanoi) and an associated office in Riyadh. 

 

Hogan & Hartson and Lovells announce that their respective partnerships have approved merging firms to create a top-10 global law firm known as Hogan Lovells.

2010

Lovells opens office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

 

Through an unprecedented transatlantic merger of two firms, Hogan & Hartson and Lovells become Hogan Lovells on May 1, 2010. Hogan Lovells has more than 40 offices around the world, including associated offices.