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Elizabeth M. Donley

Washington, D.C.

Elizabeth M. Donley

Elizabeth Donley works with U.S. and international companies to deliver their most complex and commercially strategic domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, carve-outs, asset purchases and sales, investments, joint ventures, strategic alliances, technology licenses, and complex commercial arrangements.

Recognized as a BTI Client Service All-Star and Acritas Star, and highly regarded by Legal 500 US, Elizabeth is known for her commitment to client service and her collaborative style of leadership and direct approach to finding and implementing practical, commercial solutions to challenging problems.

Elizabeth works with clients in a variety of industries, including industrials and consumer goods; aerospace, defense, and government services; automotive; technology; health and life sciences; real estate; and hospitality. Elizabeth invests time to get to know and fully understand her clients' organizations, businesses, and industries to provide effective and complementary advice tailored to fit the objectives of the matter at hand. She collaborates daily with regulatory and compliance professionals at Hogan Lovells across industry sectors — as well as subject matter advisors in critical areas — to bring the right individuals to each project to achieve positive outcomes.

Representative experience

Representation of PPG Industries in the sale of its European and global fiber glass operations to glass manufacturer Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.

Representation of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the combination of its IT and Technical Services businesses with Leidos in a $5.0bn Reverse Morris Trust transaction.

Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. in connection with its US$2.3bn acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V.

Representation of Honeywell International in its €113m acquisition of RSI Video Technologies, a leading global provider of intrusion detection systems.

Representation of PPG Industries, Inc. in its US$1.05bn acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel, N.V.

Representation of Unisplendour Corporation in its proposed $3.775bn equity investment in Western Digital Corporation and the termination of the investment.

Representation of KPP Trustees Ltd. in its acquisition of Eastman Kodak Company's Personalized Imaging and Document Imaging businesses.

Representation of Lockheed Martin Corporation in the US$815m divestiture of its Enterprise Integration Group to Veritas Capital.

Representation of a global hospitality company in the acquisition of hotels and resorts in North America and the formation of various joint ventures.

Representation of a global automotive company in connection with various acquisitions of businesses and manufacturing facilities in North America.

Representative of a leading pharmaceutical company in the acquisition of drug therapies and licensing, manufacturing, and supply arrangements.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 1998
  • B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, University of South Carolina, 1994

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A: Large Deals ($1bn+)

Legal 500 US


BTI Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group


Acritas Star

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