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Partner, Washington, D.C., New York
Warren Gorrell is a partner in the Corporate group based in the Washington, D.C. and NY offices. He served as Co-CEO of Hogan Lovells from May 2010 through June 2014. Prior to taking on that role, he served as the chairman of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) from January 2001 to May 2010. During this time, Warren was one of a handful of leaders of major law firms who continued to maintain a substantial practice while managing the firm.
Warren's practice, which is primarily transactional, covers many different areas and industries. He advises publicly and privately held companies in all aspects of their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A), securities offerings (including initial public offerings), tender offers and exchange offers, joint ventures, and general business matters. For many years, a substantial part of Warren's practice has focused on the real estate and hospitality industry, particularly REITs.
Warren is recognized as one of the leading M&A and corporate lawyers in the United States and Washington, D.C. by leading legal rating services (Chambers, Legal 500, Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Legal Times). He has been named as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America (The National Law Journal, 2013 and 2006). He joined Hogan & Hartson in 1979, became a partner in 1986, served three terms on its executive committee, opened its New York office, and became chairman in 2001.
- Representation of Equity Residential in its US$16bn acquisition of Archstone with AvalonBay; Archstone-Smith in its US$22.2bn acquisition by Tishman Speyer and Lehman Brothers; Trizec in its US$8.9bn acquisition by Brookfield and The Blackstone Group; Equity Office in its US$7.2bn stock-for-stock acquisition of Spieker; New Plan Excel in its US$6.2bn acquisition by Centro; CarrAmerica in its US$5.6bn acquisition by The Blackstone Group; Equity Office in its US$5.2bn stock-for-stock acquisition of Beacon; Equity Office in its US$4.6bn stock-for-stock acquisition of Cornerstone; Lehman Brothers/ING Clarion in their US$2.8bn acquisition of Gables; GE in its US$2.2bn acquisition of Trustreet; Trizec in its participation with GE in the US$3.8bn acquisition of Arden; and other M&A and going private transactions.
- Representation of Host in its conversion to a REIT and concurrent US$4bn public and private acquisitions of hotel portfolios from The Blackstone Group and several Host sponsored partnerships.
- Representation of the companies in the IPOs of Equity Office, Smith Residential, Douglas Emmett, Colony Financial, Colonial, U-Store-It, Paragon, Republic, and others.
- Representation of the underwriters (Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and others) in the IPOs of Empire State, CarrAmerica, Mills, Crescent, Arden, Dupont Fabros, Heritage, Extra Space, Post, and others.
15 April 2002
"SEC Proposes Shorter Deadlines for Periodic Reports, Company Disclosure of Insider Transactions, and Website Access to Company Reports."