San Francisco

Welcome to San Francisco! We opened our doors here in 2008, but our lawyers have practiced locally for decades and understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the region and, as a result, deliver exceptional, efficient, and cost-effective service to our clients.

Our Bay Area lawyers offer a high level of national litigation experience, combined with superior local and industry-specific knowledge with the reach and resources of a top 10 global legal practice. While our clients include some of the best-known companies in the Bay Area, we also represent many Fortune 500 companies in addition to a strong mix of foreign-based companies.

The facts about San Francisco

  • Our team includes nearly 25 lawyers and 30 professionals. 
  • Our Northern California offices have experienced significant growth recently, with the addition of six lateral partners and several associates.
  • Our lawyers are ranked by Chambers USA for Antitrust, IT & Outsourcing, and Litigation (Securities and White-Collar Crime and Government. Investigations) and Corporate/M&A, and are listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • We’re located in San Francisco’s financial district, which offers hundreds of shops, restaurants, and services. 
  • We like to be social – we regularly get together for happy hours and enjoy seasonal gatherings.
Our areas of practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Investigations
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patents
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Trademarks and Brands
Our professional services departments 

  • Administrative Support
  • Conflicts
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Office Services
  • Practice Support
  • Recruiting

Our pro bono work

We assisted a U.S. citizen with his Ninth Circuit appeal against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after ICE attempted to deport him despite indisputable proof that he was an American citizen. 

We drafted an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Dr. Amos Sawyer, former President of Liberia. The brief provided context about Liberia’s civil wars in connection with a 20-year old loan dispute between Liberia and Taiwan that occurred immediately before the civil war started.

We assisted FairVote, an organization that works on electoral reforms, with research about how to advance female political candidates. 

We won asylum for a teenage girl from Mexico who feared returning to her country due to persecution by gangs in her local state of Guerrero, which has become increasingly dangerous in recent years due to gang activity associated with heroin production and trafficking. 

Our community outreach

We provide financial and volunteer support to SF-Marin Food Bank. Our volunteer work at its warehouse typically involves sorting fresh produce, packaging bulk foods, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives. 

During the months of November and December, we volunteer at the SF Firefighters Toy Program to help with distributing toys, re-stocking shelves, and other special projects to support local children in need. 

We volunteer at Dress for Success – San Francisco throughout the year, where we participate in sorting clothing and personal shopping with clients at the local boutique location. We also provide career mentoring and speakers for their Professional Women’s Group programming.

We assist with Project Homeless Connect 66 several times a year. Our lawyers serve in its legal clinic and advise on landlord-tenant, criminal, family, consumer and tax, contracts, personal injury, probate, or employment law issues. Professional services team members serve as greeters, researchers, client escorts, or runners.

Contact details

Summer associates and legal professionals:

Sheila Winstanley
Regional Associate Recruitment Manager, West Region
JoinHoganLovellsSF@hoganlovells.com

Professional services:

Charlotte Waller
Office Administrator 
RecruitingUS@hoganlovells.com


How to apply

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