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Hogan Lovells Expands California Corporate Practice With Silicon Valley Partner

08 June 2010

SILICON VALLEY, 8 June 2010 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Jon Layman has joined as a partner in the Corporate practice group of Hogan Lovells US LLP in the Silicon Valley office. Layman will focus on corporate and securities work.

Layman has a comprehensive and diverse background advising public and private companies in a variety of industries, including clean energy and technology, electronics, contract manufacturing, homeland security, semiconductors, life sciences, natural products, and organic agriculture. He has extensive experience advising companies on complex M&A, capital-raising, and other strategic matters in domestic and international transactions. He also has extensive experience advising companies on corporate governance and public company disclosure matters.

Most recently, Layman was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, PC in Silicon Valley. He is the first lateral hire to join the combined Corporate platform of Hogan Lovells.

"We are very fortunate to have Jon join the Hogan Lovells team," said Michael Charlson, Hogan Lovells’ Silicon Valley Office Managing Partner. "Jon’s experience advising clients from emerging private companies to mature public companies in Silicon Valley and his understanding of the needs of the Silicon Valley business community will greatly enhance our Corporate group offerings."

"This is an exciting time in the development of Hogan Lovells. The depth, diversity, and global reach of Hogan Lovells will be an outstanding platform to serve my clients. I welcome the opportunity to further my practice as part of Hogan Lovells' highly-regarded Corporate team," said Layman.

Layman earned his law degree from the New York University School of Law and his bachelor's degree from University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in California.

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