Commercial litigator and IP lawyer Hans H. Hertell joins Hogan Lovells as partner in the Miami office

Commercial litigator and IP lawyer Hans H. Hertell joins Hogan Lovells as partner in the Miami office

Press releases | 18 September 2023

Miami, 18 September 2023 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Hans H. Hertell has joined the firm as a commercial litigation and intellectual property partner in the Miami office. A former Hogan Lovells associate, Hertell re-joins from Pryor Cashman, where he was a member of the Media/Entertainment and Intellectual Property groups.

“We are very happy to welcome Hans back to Hogan Lovells,” said Des Hogan, global head of Hogan Lovells’ Disputes practice group. “An accomplished commercial litigator with significant experience in brand and media disputes, Hans is a great fit for our firm, which is widely recognized for our strengths in international and cross-border disputes.”

Hertell brings a wealth of experience in the entertainment and new media space. His clients include content creators, brand makers, promoters, influencers, and other key figures in the worlds of technology, blockchain/NFTs, music, television, film, and the performing arts. He has successfully defended and prosecuted contract, non-compete, copyright, trademark, First Amendment, business torts, and related matters. He also advises clients in this space on intellectual property transactions, rights management, and branding matters.

Celine Jimenez Crowson, who leads the firm’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology practice in the Americas, noted: “Our clients continue to rely on us for their most complex and valuable IP disputes and deepening our bench is a strategic priority. We’re excited to welcome Hans to the firm.”

Originally from Puerto Rico, Hertell also represents clients in a broad array of international disputes, with a focus on Latin America. He has represented clients in the energy, real estate, infrastructure, and other industries, and in disputes both for and against sovereign governments. He also has represented clients in U.S. compliance related matters including government investigations. 

“We’re so pleased to welcome Hans back, now as a partner in Miami,” said Jorge Diaz-Silveira, Office Managing Partner for the Miami office. “The demand for highly experienced litigators is high, and with his added extensive experience in the media and entertainment space here in Miami, including in transactions, Hans is a great asset to our team.”

Hertell said: “I am excited to be re-joining my colleagues in the Miami office at Hogan Lovells. One of the few truly integrated global law firms, Hogan Lovells is a perfect place to continue to expand my practice at a time when clients and brand owners, including in the hospitality and media and entertainment space, are increasingly seeking cross-border and multijurisdictional representation for their business disputes and deals.”

Hertell earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.