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Hogan Lovells Appoints New Board Members

03 May 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C., and LONDON 3 May 2013 – Hogan Lovells has elected two new partners to its Board. Cole Finegan assumes the role of the Americas (excluding Washington, D.C.) representative replacing New York-based Marc Gottridge.  Dan González is appointed as 'At Large' member replacing Andreas Meyer while Mike Silver has been re-elected in that capacity. Jun Wei retains her role as the member for Asia/Middle East.

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 and members of it make up the Compensation Committee as well as being part of the Equity Elevation and Partner Admission Committees which they chair.  Membership of the Board is designed to reflect the broad scope of the business, with members representing a combination of geographic and other backgrounds.

Biographical details on the new Board members:

Cole Finegan is the office managing partner of the Denver office.  He focuses his practice on working locally and nationally with businesses and governmental entities.  Prior to joining the firm, Cole served in dual positions as Denver's City Attorney and Chief of Staff to Mayor John Hickenlooper. In private practice and in public life, Cole has been involved in almost every major private-public partnership in Denver, including the redevelopment of Stapleton Airport, the Gates Rubber Company facility, and most recently Denver Union Station.

Dan González is Co-Leader of the firm's international arbitration practice and based in Miami.  He has a broad background in finance, accounting, and securities that clients depend on to handle complex commercial, construction, telecommunications, and other infrastructure development disputes in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. As lead trial and arbitral counsel in multijurisdictional disputes, Dan has tried cases around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Geneva, London, and Venezuela.

Michael Silver is a corporate partner based in New York.  He advises clients on a wide variety of corporate and securities matters, including public and private mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity offerings, private equity and venture capital investing and corporate restructuring. His experience involves technology, manufacturing, insurance, health care, biotechnology, and consumer businesses. In his career of over 30 years, he has advised on numerous complex and high-stakes corporate transactions.

Jun Wei is the office managing partner of the Beijing office.  Her practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and project financing.   She regularly advises multinational companies and financial institutions on how to best structure their proposed investments and operations in China as well as working regularly with major Chinese companies.  She is also an advisor to several Chinese government agencies. She was a key member in the drafting and interpretation of many important Chinese business and investment laws.

From 1 May 2013 the Board will comprise:

Chair (and “At large”): Nicholas Cheffings

Co-CEOs: Warren Gorrell and David Harris

Asia/Middle East: Jun Wei

Continental Europe: José Maria Balañá

Washington, D.C. area: Helen Trilling

London: Emily Reid

The Americas: William J. Curtin, III

The Americas (Except D.C.): Cole Finegan

'At large' Representatives: Daniel González, Craig Hoover, and Michael Silver

Says Hogan Lovells Chair, Nicholas Cheffings: 

"I would like to welcome to the Board its new members and thank Marc and Andreas for their hard work and dedicated service during their terms of office.  The Board plays an important role in the governance of Hogan Lovells in listening to and representing the views of partners.”

"Board members have an important role in maintaining our core values, ethos and culture.  They can act as "sounding boards" for partners and are representatives who are responsible to the partners collectively."


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