Hogan Lovells adjusts International Management Committee

(London/Washington, D.C.) Hogan Lovells has made a series of changes to its International Management Committee (IMC). The IMC is the body that is responsible for setting and implementing the strategic direction and business operations of the firm and is made up of the heads of Hogan Lovells' five practice groups and five administrative regions.

These changes take effect from 1 July 2014.  Many of the IMC's current members will remain in their roles representing either their practice group or region, while four new members will join the IMC – Cole Finegan, David Gibbons, Burkhart Goebel, and Sharon Lewis. 

The changes are as follows:

  • Steve Immelt will be stepping down as co-head of Litigation, Arbitration and Employment to become Hogan Lovells' CEO.   The practice group will now be solely led by Michael Davison (current global co-head).
  • David Hudd will be stepping down from the role of Finance practice group head to become deputy CEO.  He is being replaced by Paris-based finance partner Sharon Lewis. 
  • Andrew Skipper and Stuart Stein will be stepping down from their roles as Corporate practice group co-heads.  The practice group will now be solely led by Baltimore-based partner David Gibbons.
  • Dennis Tracey will be stepping down as RMP for the Americas and is replaced by Denver-based Cole Finegan. Cole is currently a Board member and there will be an election for his replacement.
  • Christoph Kueppers will be stepping down from the role of Continental Europe RMP, to be replaced by Madrid-based Burkhart Goebel.

The roles take effect from 1 July 2014, and the IMC leadership team will then be:

  • CEO – Steve Immelt
  • Deputy CEO – David Hudd
  • Corporate PGL – David Gibbons
  • Finance PGL – Sharon Lewis
  • Gov Reg PGL – Agnes Dover
  • IPMT PGL – Andreas von Falck
  • LAE PGL – Michael Davison
  • Americas RMP – Cole Finegan
  • Asia/Middle East RMP – Patrick Sherrington
  • Continental Europe RMP – Burkhart Goebel
  • UK and Africa RMP – Susan Bright
  • Washington, DC RMP – Emily Yinger

According to incoming CEO Steve Immelt:

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to those members of the IMC who are stepping down for their considerable contribution, in many cases stretching back a significant number of years.

"The changes that I am making are designed to build on what we have achieved under the leadership of David and Warren.  They are designed to reinforce the foundations for the continued growth and development of the firm."

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