Agnes Dover

Senior Counsel Emeritus
Washington, D.C.

Be a dynamic guiding hand

Personal growth

When I first started, one of the Corporate partners patiently provided the context I needed to advise on government regulatory issues for M&A transactions. He had a lot of confidence in my government contracts regulatory knowledge, but also recognized I didn’t have significant experience in handling M&A deals. Since then, I’ve advised on dozens of transactions for clients buying and selling government contract businesses in the defense, energy, information technology, and biotechnology industries. And I’ve since given that same tutorial to others starting out.

Consistently high standards 

I was serving as the deputy general counsel for procurement and technology transfer at the U.S. Department of Energy when a colleague recommended then Hogan & Hartson. She’d worked here, and she knew I was looking for a dynamic platform to build my Government Contracts practice. 

I joined the Washington, D.C., office as a partner in January 1997. I expected to be part of a global legal practice that had a first-class reputation, that was able to attract top-tier clients with interesting problems, and that offered a supportive environment for its lawyers to work in. My experience has definitely met those expectations.

A common mindset

At the firm, our approach to the practice of law is collaborative and collegial. We truly value our talented lawyers, and we reward and celebrate their hard work. In our practice group, we often gather on Friday afternoons for a very casual happy hour. Both partners and associates enjoy the chance to relax and wind down after a busy week.

If you’re looking for a dynamic, growing legal practice with exceptional lawyers and a global platform, Hogan Lovells is for you.