Eve N. Howard | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Eve N. Howard

Senior Counsel Corporate & Finance

Howard Eve

Eve N. Howard
Howard Eve
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Eve Howard focuses on debt offerings and is noted for her comprehensive coverage of regulated industries-related offerings.

Legal 500 US 2020

With more than 30 years of experience structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions, Eve Howard is a trusted advisor to public company clients when they embark on financing and other strategic transactions. Eve is the Global Head of the firm's Capital Markets practice, combining a client-focused business practicality with substantial knowledge of the structuring and negotiation of debt securities.

Eve represents both issuers and leading investment banking firms in the issuance of investment grade, high yield, and convertible notes offerings across a wide spectrum of industries in both public offerings and private placement transactions. Her industry experience includes recent emphasis in the areas of health care, real estate, technology, media, aerospace and defense, life sciences, hospitality, and retail.

In addition to debt capital markets transactions, Eve also represents clients in their IPOs, securities compliance matters, and mergers and other strategic transactions. Eve also routinely provides advice to clients on general corporate and governance matters.

From May 2016 to July 2020, Eve served on the firm's senior leadership team as the Regional Managing Partner for the Washington, D.C. region, which includes the D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, Boston, and Louisville offices.

Eve has also held a number of other roles at Hogan Lovells, leading on important firm issues such as agile working, diversity and inclusion, partner development and advancement, as well as recruitment in the D.C. office. For her work on agile working, she has been recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance and continues to serve on their Advisory Council.

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Eve Howard … has an outstanding record in big-ticket transactions.

Legal 500 US 2021

Representative experience

Led a leading global technology company's debut debt issuance of US$17bn in bonds, the largest DCM issuance ever done at that time, and over US$50bn in follow-on offerings in multiple currencies.

Represented Marvell Technology Group in its debut US$1bn bond offering to fund the acquisition of Cavium Inc.

Represented Equifax Inc. in its recent US$1bn investment grade bond offering.

Represent Anthem Inc. in all debt capital markets activity since 2012, including US$11bn in senior notes, convertible bonds and equity units.

Represented long-time client Orbital Sciences Corp. in a transformative US$5bn merger with ATK Inc., the first forward Morris Trust deal in 15 years.

Represented underwriters and issuers in multiple debut REIT debt issuances involving both investment grade and high-yield debt.

Represented multiple private equity portfolio companies in the structuring and negotiation of debut high yield debt issuances.

Represented Playa Resorts & Hotels in its high-yield debt issuance and restructuring transaction, several follow on offerings, and its pending merger transaction.

Represented Quality Technology Services in its IPO and subsequent high-yield debt offering.

Representing various media companies (including 21st Century Fox and CBS Corp.) in their recent debt capital markets transactions.


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1987
  • A.B., Dartmouth College, 1984
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Diversity Flexibility Alliance Advisory Council


Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Leading Lawyer

Legal 500 US

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings, Recommended

Legal 500 US

Capital Markets MVP


Capital Markets: Debt, Notable Practitioner


Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Recommended

Legal 500 US

Capital Markets Practice Group of the Year