Kathryn Marshall Ali

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Be part of a dynamic, interconnected firm

Deep relationships

Hogan Lovells stands out because of its people. For such a large organization, it’s remarkably cohesive and there’s a lot of dialogue among lawyers across practice groups. I have a close-knit group of friends here who I see regularly outside of work. Those relationships started when I was a summer associate and have continued to this day. 

From the beginning, my summer class was always coming up with reasons to get together on an informal basis outside of the many events that the firm already planned for us. When I returned to the firm two years later (after finishing law school and clerking for a year), I was coming back to a place with lots of friendly faces.

High-quality opportunities

I hit the ground running when I started here as an associate. The amount of substantive work I had the opportunity to do as a young lawyer greatly exceeded expectations. 

One of the best experiences I’ve had was running a 200-mile relay race with my colleagues. I ran from Gettysburg, PA, to Washington, D.C., to raise money for Team Red, White, and Blue – a veterans’ organization that is also one of our pro bono clients.

Consistently high standards

I chose Hogan Lovells because I really connected with everyone I met during the interview process, and because of the breadth and variety of work, due in part to its long history and presence in the Washington, D.C., community. 

I also chose the firm because of its commitment to pro bono, which has vastly exceeded my expectations. There seems to be no limit to the resources the firm is willing to devote to pro bono, and I was fortunate enough to spend two years practicing pro bono full time as the firm’s Pro Bono Senior Associate. I’m really happy to see my colleagues handle these matters with the same dedication and professionalism they bring to their billable practice. There’s nothing more rewarding than fighting for something you really believe in, alongside a tremendously dedicated and talented team.