Hogan Lovells launches Corporate & Finance Legal Service Center in Louisville

Louisville, 29 March 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells has opened a Legal Service Center (LSC) in the firm’s Louisville office. The LSC provides dedicated services to the Corporate & Finance practice with an initial focus on due diligence analysis and review services. The LSC is co-located with the firm’s existing Global Business Service team.

David Gibbons, Global Head of the firm’s Corporate & Finance Practice, said: “The Legal Service Center enables us to provide clients with efficient, cost effective service by combining advanced legal technology and real world experience. The Louisville team works seamlessly with our Corporate & Finance practice.”

The LSC currently has a team of five dedicated to providing legal services related to corporate and finance matters. The team is led by Robert Fleu, who joined the firm in May 2020, and has 20 years of combined experience in-house and at an Am Law 200 law firm. Hogan Lovells expects to grow the team at the LSC over time to meet increasing client needs.

Currently focused on providing due diligence support for M&A, capital markets, and other transactional matters, the team plans to add additional capabilities to support all of the core practices of the firm’s Corporate & Finance practice. These will include areas such as fund formation, finance, bankruptcy, private equity, and venture capital.

“The launch of the Legal Service Center addresses a clear client need,” said partner Nate Gallon, Co-Managing Partner of the Hogan Lovells Northern California offices. "We believe this solution will enable us to achieve faster standard review than is possible through many outsourced providers, while maintaining our high standards.”

The LSC combines attorneys with traditional subject matter expertise and technological solutions in order to deliver legal services to meet the evolving needs of clients.

These advantages include:

A dedicated team – Clients will work with full-time Hogan Lovells lawyers who have full access to all of the resources of the Hogan Lovells’ global platform.

A transactional focus – The LSC is currently focused on transactional due diligence with the intention to include additional corporate and finance services over time.

Integrated technology – The LSC works closely with our Technology Assisted Review team to combine traditional legal analysis with technology enabled solutions to provide prompt and efficient services.

Tailored approach – The LSC can work with clients to develop customized approaches; the team can operate in an integrated manner with a Hogan Lovells deal team or can work on a stand-alone basis on matters directly with firm clients.

“We understand that each engagement is different and there is no one-size-fits-all solution,” said Fleu. “The best approach is transaction and client specific. Each engagement requires the right mix of professionals, delivery solutions, and technology.”

Key contacts available to discuss the LSC:

• Robert Fleu, Director of Legal Services Center, Louisville.

• John Duke, Managing Partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office and a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice.

• Nate Gallon, Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s Northern California offices and a partner in the Corporate & Finance practice.


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