Hogan Lovells Honored by the International Senior Lawyers Project

NEW YORK, 5 December 2011 – Hogan Lovells announced today that it was presented with a Global Visionary Law Firm award from The International Senior Lawyers Project (ISLP). The recognition was presented at a luncheon organized by ISLP to honor its key supporters and volunteers as the organization celebrated its 10th anniversary on 1 December 2011.

The event featured a conversation between Hogan Lovells partner Joseph C. Bell and George Soros, founder of the Open Society Foundations. ISLP also presented videotaped thanks from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia and actor Matt Damon, who thanked Hogan Lovells by name.

Hogan Lovells has a significant working relationship with ISLP on pro bono legal work. In recent years, the firm has teamed with ISLP to assist the Government of Liberia in the negotiation and renegotiation of natural resource concession agreements, mineral development agreements, and investment contracts; development of a Model Mineral Development agreement; and review and revision of Liberian procurement laws. Hogan Lovells also has worked with ISLP and the Liberian Ministry of Health and Social Welfare in developing a legal framework for the delivery of health services, including recommendations on the Public Health Law. In addition, lawyers with Hogan Lovells have advised through ISLP on the legal framework for port development in Haiti, and provided training support for government officials from Iraq and Pakistan. The expansion of ISLP's operations more deeply into Europe is opening doors for further pro bono collaboration, as Hogan Lovells conducted legal work to establish, and hosted the launch of, ISLP-UK.

The event was attended by Hogan Lovells lawyers from New York, Denver, Washington, D.C., and London.  Hogan Lovells Citizenship Panel co-Chair and outgoing Pro Bono Partner Patricia Brannan accepted the award on behalf of the firm. In addition to the many Hogan Lovells lawyers who contribute their pro bono time and effort to ISLP projects, firm lawyers have been leaders within ISLP. Robert H. Kapp was an ISLP Co-Founder and serves as Co-President of the ISLP Board, member of the board (Conseil) of ISLP-Europe, and the U.S. representative to the Board of ISLP-UK. Hogan Lovells partners Joseph C. Bell, Claudette Christian, and Nicholas Cheffings serve as the ISLP Board Secretary, an ISLP Board Member, and a Trustee for ISLP-UK, respectively.

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