Carine Stoick

Northern Virginia

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Merger and acquisition transactions are fast paced and demanding on my schedule, but because of my colleagues and the ethos of the firm, I’m able to maintain a sustainable work-life balance. Hogan Lovells cares about morale, which is evident in the many social and community service activities on offer. The firm was also very supportive when I took the full 18 weeks of maternity leave with both of my children, as a partner. 

The Northern Virginia office maintains a collegial and friendly atmosphere. The fact that we have a smaller office creates a type of family environment. I consider many of the partners to be friends. One in particular is my mentor. He’s a great role model as well as a friend, and I know I can bounce ideas off him even when we’re not working on the same transaction. My colleagues are the reason I’ve stayed with the practice for nearly 20 years. They supported my development as an associate, my elevation to partner, and now my leadership role as Administrative Partner for the office.

Personal growth

I was looking to join the local office of a Washington, D.C., firm with a strong and sophisticated Corporate practice. I wanted to gain meaningful experience quickly, and find support for my development and practice. Based on credentials, Hogan Lovells was my first choice. After meeting the Corporate team, I was sold. Working here has provided me with everything I was looking for, along with great friendships.

As an entry-level associate, I was handling diligence review, memos, and closings. I was also quickly integrated in transactions and assisted on the larger, more complicated definitive agreements. Even as a junior associate, I was given direct client contact and assisted on acquisition agreements. 

Professional expertise

My practice today is centered on representing public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions of private company targets. I focus on U.S. and cross-border, particularly in regulated industries such as aerospace, defense and government services, energy, and health care. While some of my clients are local to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, many are based elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. I’ve counseled clients and handled transactions for one of the largest European aerospace and defense companies and have handled a number of recent acquisitions for a U.S. public company in the government services industry.