Hannah Graae

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Embrace a dynamic environment

Personal growth

I joined the firm as a summer associate in 2012, and the entire experience was fantastic and unparalleled. The program is so well thought out and organized. The firm clearly puts an exceptional amount of energy and resources into perfecting each summer associate's experience. The summer program allows you to try out lots of different practice areas and find the right fit for your interests.

Currently my practice focuses on environmental-related issues, including regulatory, litigation, and corporate matters. During my time at the firm, I’ve been able to work on a wide range of environmental law issues and have enjoyed the opportunity to work on matters related to air, water, natural resources, hazardous waste, chemical and pesticide regulation, and health care. Along the way, I’ve been fortunate to receive some really valuable formal and informal mentoring. 

Deep relationships

The relationships you develop as a summer associate truly help to launch your career and allow you to hit the ground running when you start as an associate. The office culture here is pretty special – people care about each other. The firm does a great job of hiring team players who value creating strong work relationships. 

The lawyers here are invested in each other’s success. On both a local and firmwide level, leadership is dedicated to building a diverse, creative, and dynamic workplace – and this starts with a welcoming culture. Beyond its exceptional reputation on paper, the people are what make this such a special place to work.

A common mindset

Hogan Lovells is unique in its approach to pro bono and community service. The firm has an entire department dedicated to pro bono practice, staffed with a full-time partner, senior associate, and rotating junior associates. No matter what you’re passionate about or interested in, you can find the right pro bono project.

One of the most rewarding pro bono projects I’ve been involved in is assisting with yearly updates to domestic violence and sexual assault databases for RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. These databases serve as valuable resources for survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and for counselors, families, media, legislators, and RAINN itself – so it’s very worthwhile work.