Hogan Lovells Announces Participation in the OnRamp Fellowship

Hogan Lovells Piloting Program that Provides Women Lawyers a Re-Entry Platform in the Legal Profession

Washington, DC, 13 January 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that it is participating in the OnRamp Fellowship, a new, innovative program in the legal profession aimed at facilitating the re-entry of experienced women lawyers. This program is designed to match experienced, women lawyers returning to the profession with law firms for a one-year, paid training fellowship. Through the OnRamp Fellowship, returning women lawyers will have an opportunity to demonstrate their value in the marketplace while also increasing their experience, skills, and legal contacts.

“The goals of the OnRamp Fellowship align perfectly with Hogan Lovells’ commitment to the advancement and retention of women at all stages in their career,” said Co-CEO Warren Gorrell. “We are honored to be participating in this meaningful and impactful program.”

Hogan Lovells will select from among qualifying applicants who have completed a rigorous screening process, including: (1) a variety of online skills, personality, and values assessments; (2) a writing assessment developed by leading legal writing authority Ross Guberman; (3) a personal essay regarding her career aspirations and skills set; and (4) a behavioral interview conducted by a lawyer-hiring expert.

“We are very excited to participate in a program dedicated to the advancement of women,” said Phyllis Wan, Chief Diversity Officer for Hogan Lovells US LLP. “Hogan Lovells is a leading legal practice for women and our participation in the program further exemplifies our commitment to being a diverse and inclusive workplace.”

Similar to the “Returnship” requirements at other professional service firms, the goal of the Fellowship is to replenish the talent pipeline in law firms with experienced women lawyers who have the potential and the desire to advance into leadership roles and partnership within a law firm. Lawyers with three or more years of experience who have been out of the legal profession for at least two years are eligible to apply. Hogan Lovells, along with the three other pilot firms, is expected to launch the fellowship program in late April/early May 2014. For more information on the OnRamp Fellowship, please visit the organization’s website.

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