Toia Cross

Regional IT Manager
Los Angeles

Come to work in a respectful, dynamic atmosphere

A common mindset

I’m fortunate to work in a department that allows me to travel to other Hogan Lovells offices. I’m always amazed at how the firm maintains the same pleasant culture from office to office, across the country.

I also share the same philosophy as the firm regarding client interaction — clients come first. Because the Los Angeles office is smaller than some of the others, our responsibilities as staff members can sometimes fall outside the scope of our normal duties, but we eagerly welcome these opportunities — especially when it comes to meeting the needs of our clients.

Consistently high standards

I was referred to Hogan Lovells by a previous employee, and I was drawn to the Los Angeles office because of the firm’s friendly and diverse culture. 

The atmosphere here is unique in that everyone maintains a sense a professionalism and respect for one another, no matter how busy we all get. This characteristic is not easy to find among large firms, and I’m happy to be a part of such a team. The best example of the firm's friendly atmosphere is the fact that everyone is on a first-name basis — it shows how every person gives and receives the same level of respect.

Deep relationships

I feel very connected to my colleagues in other offices. We maintain regular “face-to-face” communication through video calls and video conferencing, which help to foster a sense of team even though we don’t physically sit in the same place.

I visited Lockwood Elementary School, a local school our office provides regular support to, to talk to the students on Career Day about my role at Hogan Lovells. This particular activity stands out to me because it made me realize even more that each of us, in our various capacities, is important here at Hogan Lovells.