German A. Gomez

German A. Gomez

Assistant General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

German Gomez helps clients navigate the complexity of compliance with professional responsibility, legal ethics, and conflicts of interest rules and regulations related to the daily practice of law in both law firms and in-house legal departments. German also advises clients on the application of U.S. Government ethics laws, rules, and regulations, including the standards of conduct for executive branch employees, financial conflicts of interest, and post-Government employment restrictions.

As an assistant general counsel with Hogan Lovells' General Counsel's Office, German provides advice and counsel to the firm's general counsels, Conflicts and Ethics Committee, lateral recruitment and integration partners, and members of the New Business Conflict & Compliance Department on legal ethics and professional responsibility issues that arise during the recruitment and onboarding of lateral partners, counsels, and of counsels. German also assists in conducting ethics reviews and approving new client and business matters at Hogan Lovells.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, German served as an assistant general counsel with the General Counsel's Office of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). At the DOJ, German provided legal advice and counsel to the U.S. Attorneys and other senior managers responsible for supervising approximately 6,000 assistant U.S. Attorneys employed in the 94 United States Attorneys' offices located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He advised and counseled on a wide variety of matters involving U.S. Government ethics, conflicts of interest, and professional responsibility rules and regulations. German also provided advice and counsel on the interpretation and application of federal employment laws and regulations and defended clients in employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and whistleblowing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Merit System Protection Board (MSPB).

Education and admissions

Education

M.P.S., Georgetown University, 2014

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1993

A.B., Columbia University, 1990

Memberships

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Center for Professional Responsibility

Member, Law Society of England

Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Member, Hispanic National Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Maryland

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

Roll of Solicitors England and Wales

Court admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Representative experience

Advised Fortune 50 client on compliance with legal ethics and professional conduct rules and regulations applicable to in-house lawyers employed in the legal department.

Assisted Fortune 50 client with establishing policies and procedures for compliance with legal conflicts of interest and unauthorized practice of law rules and regulation.

Assisted client with developing policy for compliance with legal ethics and professional conduct rules and regulations when using social media the internet and electronic communications.*

Advised clients on compliance with U.S. Government ethics laws, rules, and regulations, including the standards of conduct for executive branch employees and financial conflicts of interest.*

Advised clients on compliance with post-Government employment criminal statutes and legal ethics rules and regulations that limit type of work that may be performed for new employers.*

Trained clients on compliance with professional responsibility, legal ethics, conflicts of interest, employment, and personnel laws, rules, and regulations.*

Defended clients in employment litigation involving claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and whistleblowing before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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