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John P. Duke


John P. Duke

John P. Duke brings years of experience to his legal practice, helping clients with mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, securities law compliance, and corporate governance.

A Corporate and Securities partner, John represents public and private companies in connection with merger and acquisition transactions and serves as issuer's counsel in public equity offerings. He also represents private equity firms regarding minority equity investments, leveraged recapitalizations, and management buyouts. John also advises investment banks in connection with underwritten public offerings and private placements, as well as M&A advisory companies on hostile takeovers, the implementation of defensive measures, and proposals by shareholder activists.

John also has in-house experience. From 1999 to 2002, he served as an Assistant General Counsel at Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he was the primary legal counsel for the investment, finance, and strategic planning functions. He advised the board of directors and led the deal team in connection with Provident's US$1.6 billion demutualization and acquisition by Nationwide Financial Services, Inc.

Representative Experience

Represented a global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance and building materials in the sale of its North American distribution business.*

Represented Bojangles', Inc. in its US$170m IPO.*

Represented a leading provider of technology-enabled talent management solutions in its acquisition by a Fortune 20 company for a transaction value of US$1.3bn.*

Represented a leading North American manufacturer of building materials in the US$175m carve-out divestiture of its pipe and foundation business.*

Represented a leading healthcare commercialization company in its acquisition of a molecular diagnostics company.*

Represented a leading natural and organic food company in its first manufacturing facility.*

Represented a rapidly growing specialty value retailer in its US$190m IPO, US$465m secondary offering, US$250m secondary offering, and US$330m secondary offering.*

Represented a leading operator and manager of radiation oncology centers in its merger with a private-equity owned radiation oncology provider.*

Represented a designer and retailer of technical athletic apparel in its US$375m IPO.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995
  • B.B.A., Loyola College, 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
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