Eve N. Howard
Regional Managing Partner
With nearly 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 a leader in the firm's global Debt Capital Markets Practice Group, 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 healthcare, 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.
In May 2016, Eve joined the firm's leadership team as the Regional Managing Partner for the Washington, D.C. region, which includes the D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, and Louisville offices.
Eve has also held a number of other roles at Hogan Lovells, leading on important firm issues such as agile working, 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.
Areas of Focus
Led a leading global technology company's debut debt issuance of US$17bn in bonds, the largest DCM issuance ever done at that time.
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 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 Corporation) in their recent debt capital markets transactions.