Hogan Lovells Appoints New Board Members

WASHINGTON, D.C., and LONDON 24 April 2012 – Hogan Lovells has elected three new partners to its Board. Emily Reid assumes the role of London board member, Helen Trilling assumes the role of Washington, D.C. member, and Craig Hoover retains his role as an 'At Large' member. The elections follow the appointment of Nicholas Cheffings as the new chair and the retirement from the Board of Claudette Christian and John Young. Christian will lead the development of Hogan Lovells' foreign legal consultancy planned to launch in Rio de Janeiro later this year while John Young will retire from Hogan Lovells.

The Hogan Lovells board comprises 12 members in total and has supervisory responsibility for overseeing the affairs of the firm, but without executive responsibility for strategy, management, and operating decisions. It provides input to the Co-Chief Executive Officers and Hogan Lovells’ International Management Committee.   Membership of the Board is designed to reflect the broad scope of the business, with members representing a combination of geographic and other backgrounds.

Craig Hoover, based in the Washington, D.C. office, is Co-Head of the Litigation area. Craig's practice focuses primarily on class actions and other complex litigation, and he heads Hogan Lovells' class action group.  Hoover has successfully defended Hogan Lovells clients in class action cases in federal and state courts across the United States. He currently serves as lead counsel in several major class action matters, including two federal multidistrict litigation proceedings. Hoover also represents global companies in suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute and defends foreign governments in actions brought against them in U.S courts.

Emily Reid leads the Commercial and Retail Banking team. She is a member of the Hogan Lovells Financial Institutions sector team and co-chair of the Citizenship Panel. Reid is recognized as a leading UK specialist in retail banking and consumer finance. She has extensive experience in, and knowledge of, the Commercial and Retail banking industry, advising on law and regulation, products, distribution agreements, commercial contracts, and transactions. She also advises on non-sector specific legislation such as unfair terms and data protection, and industry rules, such as the Visa and MasterCard rules.

Helen Trilling is a nationally recognized healthcare lawyer in the United States with extensive knowledge and experience in a wide range of industry-related regulatory, reimbursement, and compliance matters. She assists a broad base of clients—including drug and device manufacturers, clinical laboratories, hospitals, health information technology companies, and insurers—develop business strategies, and structure their transactions and marketing initiatives to meet the requirements of a dynamic compliance landscape. In addition to providing expert guidance on healthcare fraud and abuse and false claims laws, Trilling regularly advises on coverage and reimbursement for new diagnostic and treatment technologies, and on the implications of health care reform.

From 1 May 2012 the Board will comprise:

  • Chair (and “At large”): Nicholas Cheffings
  • Co-CEOs: Warren Gorrell and David Harris
  • Asia/Middle East: Jun Wei
  • Continental Europe: Jose Maria Balana
  • Washington, D.C. area: Helen Trilling
  • London: Emily Reid
  • The Americas: William J. Curtin, III
  • The Americas (Except D.C.): Marc Gottridge
  • 'At large' Representatives: Craig Hoover, Andreas H. Meyer, and Michael J. Silver

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