Hogan Lovells adds leading sports lawyer Michael Kuh to Corporate practice in New York

New York, 4 November 2019 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Michael Kuh has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate practice in New York, effective Nov. 1. Kuh has represented some of the country’s largest sports organizations in high-stakes transactions. He also represents clients in M&A and corporate matters in the entertainment, technology, ecommerce, fintech and private equity sectors.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the Corporate team as we continue to build out our transactional practice in New York, particularly in the areas of M&A and private equity,” said David Gibbons, Global Head of the Corporate Practice at Hogan Lovells. “He has an excellent reputation for forging great relationships with clients and for his sophisticated transactional skills, which makes him a great fit.”

Kuh joins the firm from Latham & Watkins. He has advised athletic teams, leagues, and major international sports bodies, including the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee. Kuh was the lead outside counsel guiding the establishment of the National Women’s Soccer League. He has particular experience in bidding for and hosting international sporting events. He was the lead lawyer in New York City’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, and more recently represented the bid committee in the successful United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup.

“Having worked across the table from Hogan Lovells on significant transactions, I am very happy to be joining the corporate team in New York, as well as to be working with the firm’s stellar national sports transactions team,” said Kuh. 

Kuh represents a wide range of clients in high-value transactions as well as early stage financings. His clients have included emerging companies, such as a leading ecommerce company that he advised through its global growth, as well as numerous fintech start-ups. 

“As we continue to expand our presence in the sports industry, the addition of Michael makes a great deal of sense from a strategic perspective,” said Craig Umbaugh, Hogan Lovells partner and Chair of the firm’s Sports and Recreational Facilities Practice. 

Kuh earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1994 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2003. 


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