John P. Duke | Philadelphia | Hogan Lovells

John P. Duke

Office Managing Partner, Philadelphia; Partner, New York Corporate & Finance

Duke John

John P. Duke
Duke John
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John P. Duke's diverse corporate practice encompasses global M&A, public equity offerings, joint ventures, corporate governance, and public company compliance matters.

He has represented public and private companies in connection with complex M&A, carve-out transactions, and strategic investments, and he has advised on dozens of public offerings, including initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions.

John also helps clients with ongoing disclosure and securities law considerations and advises public companies on hostile takeovers, the implementation of defensive measures, and proposals by shareholder activists.

In addition to his law firm work, John previously served as an assistant general counsel at Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company. In that role, 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 rapidly growing specialty value retailer in its US$190m IPO, US$465m secondary offering, US$250m secondary offering, and US$330m secondary offering.*
Represented restaurant operator and franchisor in its US$170m IPO.*
Represented a designer and retailer of technical athletic apparel in its US$375m 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 consumer packaged goods company in the US$360m carve-out divestiture of its seafood business and the US$275m carve-out divestiture of its soup and infant feeding business.*
Represented a Bermuda-based P&C company in the establishment of a three-party joint venture to develop and market a technology-enabled platform for insurance product development and distribution.
Represented a global manufacturer and distributor of high-performance and building materials in the sale of its North American distribution 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 leading operator and manager of radiation oncology centers in its merger with a private-equity owned radiation oncology provider.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1995
  • B.B.A., Loyola University Maryland, 1992
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York


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