Allison Holt

Washington, D.C.

Join a dynamic firm with heart

High-quality opportunities

On the one hand, I was looking for a challenge. I wanted to join a large Washington, D.C., firm with an elite Litigation practice, where I could surround myself with talented lawyers, work on engaging matters, and reach my professional potential. Equally important to me was a personal feel and a collaborative work environment where I could be at home. I grew up in a small town in Tennessee and knew I would thrive most at a firm that welcomed me as one of their own and nurtured my career. Throughout my time here, Hogan Lovells has been that firm.

People here have a refreshing three-dimensionality and a real affinity for one another. I used to think the junior lawyers I met were people I wanted to be friends with, while the more seasoned ones were who I wanted to be in the future. As I become more senior, those assumptions have only been confirmed. 

Consistently high quality 

Earlier in my career at the firm, I had the fantastic opportunity to spend 18 months focusing 100 percent on the firm’s U.S. Pro Bono practice. The department is made up of high-energy, intelligent, and compassionate professionals who push themselves hard because our clients are among the most vulnerable populations imaginable. That experience has shaped my time here at the firm and my growth as a litigator. 

Today, I have my own docket of pro bono case work. I continue to be amazed by the diversity of causes our lawyers take on, and the energy and talent with which they pursue justice in their communities. This is what makes Hogan Lovells such a special place to work. 

Personal growth

Working on the homeless families’ class action was one of the most rewarding experience of my professional life. In the District, homeless people have a right to shelter on nights when the temperature drops below freezing. Homeless families have the statutory right to be sheltered together in a private space, away from strangers. Yet, they were being put in communal shelters, a perilous and unsafe environment for them. I got to work with one of the District’s most vulnerable and underserved populations – homeless children. By bringing this suit, we were able to plug in our firm to one of the most pressing issues currently facing our community.