Katherine Keeley | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Katherine Keeley

Partner Corporate & Finance

Keeley Katherine

Katherine Keeley
Keeley Katherine
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As partner, Katherine Keeley advises U.S. and multinational companies on corporate transactional and corporate governance matters. Katherine brings to the firm her significant experience in mergers and acquisitions and other business combinations, dispositions and divestitures, joint ventures, partnership and strategic alliances, private equity transactions, complex commercial transactions, and real estate investment trusts (REITs).  

Katherine takes a keen interest in understanding each client's business, providing tailored advice, and delivering practical solutions to advance the client's objectives. In addition to negotiating deals, she regularly counsels companies and their boards on corporate governance, SEC disclosure, and related compliance matters. Katherine has represented public and private companies in a variety of sectors, including real estate, technology, industrials, energy, aerospace and defense, and health care.

Representative experience

Life Storage on its successful defense of a hostile takeover attempt and subsequent US$12.7bn friendly merger with Extra Space Storage creating a US$47bn enterprise value company.

Novartis AG on its acquisition of Chinook Therapeutics for up to US$3.5bn, including US$300m of contingent value rights (CVRs).

Lockheed Martin on various transactions, including its terminated US$4.4bn acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne.

Kingdom Holding Company affiliate in its $2.21bn sale of a partial ownership interest in Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to an affiliate of Cascade Investment. 

HRH Prince Alwaleed and Kingdom Holding Company in the rollover of $1.9bn investment in Twitter. 

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. in connection with its US$391m acquisition of Azuga Holdings, Inc. from Sumeru Equity Partners. 

Industrial Property Trust Inc. on its US$3.99bn cash merger transaction with Prologis Inc. 

Prologis Inc. on its US$1.1bn sale of a high-quality portfolio of buildings and land in Europe and the United States to Mapletree.

Marvell Technology Group on its US$6bn acquisition of Cavium Inc. and debut US$1bn bond offering to fund the acquisition.

The Special Committee of Carey Watermark Investors Inc. on its all-stock merger with Carey Watermark Investors 2 to form Watermark Lodging Trust, a US$4.6bn non-traded REIT.

Parkway Inc. on its US$1.2bn sale to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Home Properties Inc. on its US$7.6bn acquisition by Lone Star Funds and a related DownREIT transaction with UDR Inc.

Industrial Property Trust on its US$301m sale to a subsidiary of Black Creek Industrial REIT IV Inc.

Osiris Therapeutics Inc. on its acquisition by Smith & Nephew PLC for US$660m.

Melody Wireless Infrastructure Inc. on its US$1.625bn sale to Diamond Communications LLC and Sculptor Capital Management Inc.

Sovran Self Storage Inc. on its US$1.3bn acquisition of LifeStorage LP and equity offering to finance the acquisition.

A leading technology company on its US$7bn senior notes offering and C$2.5bn offering of fixed rate Canadian dollar-denominated bonds. 

General Electric Co. in various asset sales and other transactional matters.

PPG Industries Inc. on the sale of its U.S. flat glass operations to glass manufacturer Vitro SAB de CV.


  • J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • A.B., Duke University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois


Capital Markets: Equity, Notable Practitioner


Private Equity, Notable Practioner