Hogan Lovells appoints Megan Nishikawa as San Francisco Office Managing Partner

Hogan Lovells appoints Megan Nishikawa as San Francisco Office Managing Partner

Press releases | 28 August 2023

San Francisco, 28 August 2023 — Global law firm Hogan Lovells has named Megan Nishikawa, a partner in the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration and Employment practice, as Office Managing Partner of the firm’s San Francisco office, effective 1 Sept.

“Megan is stepping into this role at an exciting time for the San Francisco office,” said Richard Lorenzo, Hogan Lovells Regional Managing Partner for The Americas. “California is a strategic growth market for the firm, and Megan joins an energetic leadership team committed to this market.”

A leading commercial litigator who has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, Nishikawa defends clients in complex commercial and product liability matters, including toxic tort and environmental claims. She represents clients in the energy, chemical, consumer, and pharmaceutical industries nationwide in state and federal courts. She took on the role of San Francisco Office Administrative Partner in April 2023.

Nishikawa will continue to serve clients and maintain her practice in this new role.

Nishikawa said: “I am excited at the opportunity to help guide our San Francisco office. As one of very few truly integrated global law firms, Hogan Lovells is able to represent clients around the world in their largest, most complex disputes. I look forward to working to strengthen our presence here in California.”

“Our environmental and commercial litigation practices in particular are rapidly growing,” Nishikawa added. “These expanded litigation capabilities here in Northern California are well aligned with our existing strengths in technology transactions, strategic IP counseling, and portfolio management.”

More on Nishikawa is here.

About the Hogan Lovells San Francisco office

The firm has a targeted focus in San Francisco on practice areas to serve the Northern California market: IP, technology litigation, commercial litigation, technology transactions, strategic IP counseling, and portfolio management. Alongside the world’s largest technology clients, our office represents clients in disputes arising under toxic tort, environmental, consumer protection, advertising, and food and drug laws.

Together with our market-leading M&A colleagues in Silicon Valley, we collectively serve the entire Northern California region, representing some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. The firm recently moved into new San Francisco offices at 4 Embarcadero Center.