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J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.
Co-CEO, Washington, D.C., New York
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Warren Gorrell is co-CEO of Hogan Lovells and a partner in the Corporate group. He served as the chairman of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) from January 2001 to May 2010. Warren is one of a handful of leaders of major law firms who maintains a substantial practice while managing the legal practice.

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.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • 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.


Published Works
15 April 2002 "SEC Proposes Shorter Deadlines for Periodic Reports, Company Disclosure of Insider Transactions, and Website Access to Company Reports."

PRACTICES
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate
Corporate Governance
Debt Capital Markets
Equity Capital Markets
REITs
INDUSTRY SECTORS
REITs
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Public Offerings and Private Placements 
  • REITs
  • Partnerships and Joint Ventures
EDUCATION
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1979 A.B., magna cum laude, Princeton University, 1976
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Capital Partners for Education
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Chambers USA, First Tier Ranking in Corporate/M&A and Private Equity, 2002-2013; Capital Markets: REITs: National, 2007-2013
  • Legal 500 US, Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts, "Leading Lawyers," 2007-2008, 2011-2012; Real Estate Investment Trusts, "Leading Lawyers," 2008-2013; Investment Fund Formation and Management - Real Estate Trusts, Leading Lawyers," 2013 
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Mergers and acquisitions, 2007-2013
  • Chambers Global, USA: Investment Funds: REITs, 2010-2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law and Securities Law, 2008, 2010-2013 
  • Guide to the World's Leading Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyers, 2004-2011
  • The National Law Journal, The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America, 2006, 2013  
  • Legal Times, D.C. Leading Lawyers: Top 10 Deal-Maker, 2006   
  • The American Lawyer, "Dealmaker of the Year," 1999 
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia New York