Wylie Levone

Washington, D.C.

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Hogan Lovells will offer support if you take the initiative and responsibility to build your career. There are many opportunities to actively pursue your professional development through participation in firm committees and outside organizations. 

Working from my home office regularly is a real advantage, and the firm’s technology makes that very doable. The relaxed atmosphere that gives me the flexibility to determine where and when I do my work (so long as it is done on time and at the highest level of quality) is very important to me.

Professional expertise

Before embarking on my law career, I worked as a project manager for several high-tech companies. I’m also a former Sergeant First Class in the Israel Defense Forces. I earned an M.A. in International Relations from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and received my J.D. from Yale. I joined the Hogan team in 2005 after working as a summer associate. 

My criteria when identifying a firm included: an office in the Washington, D.C., area; a 2,000 or less billable hour requirement; a strong transactional practice; lawyers who had stayed for all (or most) of their careers at the firm; and a meaningful practice related to Israel, where I had lived prior to law school. Hogan Lovells fit the bill. My practice today encompasses a broad range of cross-border transactions, with an emphasis on project and corporate finance.

Personal growth

After starting my career in the Washington, D.C. office, I relocated to Brazil with my family for three years to establish our Rio de Janeiro office. I work with non-Brazilian clients on their business activities in Brazil and with Brazilian companies that have business activities outside of Brazil (or contracts governed by U.S. law). It was a terrific experience and a great challenge, both personally and professionally. I’m now back in the U.S., and have used that experience to help foreign companies understand and navigate the legal and business complexities of doing business in Brazil.

Come with an open mind. You never know what practice area may pique your interest. And understand that you are responsible for building your own career, it won't be built for you. Craft it to the shape of your own choosing, and be prepared for that shape to change over time.

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