Weston J. Gaines

Weston J. Gaines

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5846

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Weston Gaines advises clients on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, with a focus on public company advisory and corporate governance.

Weston helps clients navigate numerous corporate issues involving the changing landscape of corporate governance, securities law compliance, and SEC reporting. He also has experience advising public companies on a variety of transactions, from public offerings to mergers and acquisitions.

While in law school, Weston served on the editorial board of the Duke Law Journal.

Awards and recognitions


M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Corporate Governance
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions


J.D., Duke University School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2015

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Phi Beta Kappa, 2012

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


Representative experience

Regular corporate and securities advice to a wide variety of public companies, including emerging growth companies and numerous members of the S&P 100.

Papa John's International, Inc. and its independent directors in a feud with its founder and US$250m investment by Starboard Value LP.

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