Hogan Lovells to Establish Global Business Services Center in Louisville, Kentucky
25 February 2016
LOUISVILLE, KY, 25 February 2016 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is establishing its second global business services center, and the first in the United States. The center will be based in Louisville, Kentucky and provide U.S. time zone support as well as connecting to services delivered through the firm's other global business services center in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“As one of the world’s most influential law firms, Hogan Lovells’ decision to locate a business services office in Kentucky is a testament to the quality of our workforce and the desirability of our location,” said Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.
The move follows a strategic review of how the firm provides business services support and the center is expected to be up and running by late summer 2016 with an expected 50 roles in the first year.
"We have concluded that a significant number of our business services need to remain close to our lawyers while others can be readily performed from a remote location with no impact to quality,” said Alice Valder Curran, Hogan Lovells’ Washington, DC Regional Managing Partner. “The key is to find a location with quality and readily available personnel in a time zone that can support our Americas offices."
"We chose Louisville as it has an excellent supply of talented people, is well placed in terms of time zones and offers good opportunities for cost savings when compared to Washington, DC and a number of our other existing office locations," said Cole Finegan, Hogan Lovells’ Regional Managing Partner for the Americas.
"We believe that this approach to how we deliver our business services is innovative, pragmatic and strategically sensible in light of market and client expectations," added Scott Green, Hogan Lovells’ Global Chief Operating and Financial Officer. “The center in Louisville will work closely with its counterpart in Johannesburg to create an extended working day, helping us gain the benefits of the global nature of the firm."
For more information, see www.hoganlovells.com