Silicon Valley

Welcome to Silicon Valley! Our office, which opened in 2008, features some of the most highly regarded M&A lawyers in the country. We’re distinctively positioned to provide sophisticated support to multinational corporations on structuring, negotiating, and implementing domestic and cross-border transactions.

We deliver superior local and industry-specific knowledge with the reach and resources of a top 10 global legal practice. Our lawyers have practiced in Silicon Valley for decades and understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the region and, as a result, we deliver exceptional, efficient, and cost-effective service to our clients. While our clients include some of the best known companies in the area, we also represent many Fortune 500 companies in addition to a strong mix of foreign-based companies.

The facts about Silicon Valley

  • Our team includes nearly 25 lawyers and 15 professionals.
  • We typically have two summer associates join us each year.
  • Our Northern California offices have experienced significant growth recently, with the addition of six lateral partners and several associates.
  • Our lawyers are consistently ranked by Chambers USA for Corporate/M&A, Employee Benefits, Insurance (Insurer), and Litigation (White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations).
  • We’re located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, home to many of the world’s largest high-tech corporations, including the headquarters of 39 businesses in Fortune’s top 1000.
  • We like to be social – we host impromptu happy hours in our employee lounge, enjoy annual summer and holiday gatherings, and offer a robust program for our summer associates.
Our areas of practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investigations
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Patents
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Trade Secrets and Confidential Know-how
  • Trademarks and Brands
Our professional services departments 

  • Administrative Support
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and Business Development
  • Offices 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 

For nearly a decade, we’ve provided financial and volunteer support to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Palo Alto. To date, we’ve raised over US$100,000 for the organization.

We volunteer on a monthly basis at Second Harvest Food Bank, where we sort fresh produce, package bulk foods, assemble grocery boxes for seniors, and sort donations from food drives.  

We volunteer at Dress for Success – San Jose 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’ve provided one-on-one tutoring for students at Taft Elementary School since 2015. During this time, we’ve served a number of students and also been recognized by the program for great community service.

Contact details

Summer associates and legal professionals:

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

Professional services:

Charlotte Waller
Office Administrator 
RecruitingUS@hoganlovells.com


How to apply

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