Hogan Lovells welcomes the New Year and 25 new partner and 60 new counsel promotions

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C., 5 January 2021 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells today announced that 25 of its people have been promoted to partner effective 1 January across a network of 47+ offices in 24+ countries, spanning the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Speaking on the promotions, Hogan Lovells' CEO Miguel Zaldivar commented: "The promotions of this talented group are the result of the hard work and dedication of each individual, and their commitment to collaboration and to putting clients at the center of everything we do. The promotions reflect the breadth and depth of our diverse practices around the world, particularly our strength in a number of key sectors and in advising at the intersection of government and business. Delivering on our commitments to diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority of the firm, so I am particularly pleased that 16% of our new partners are racial and ethnic minorities. I congratulate all those who were promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us."

Each of Hogan Lovells' practice groups is represented in the 2021 partner promotions:

  • 10 in Corporate & Finance (including in Banking, Capital Markets, IERP, M&A, and Tax, Pensions & Benefits)
  • Eight in Global Regulatory & IPMT (including in ACER, Food, IPMT, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Device)
  • Seven in Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (including in Employment, IWCF, Litigation, and Pro Bono & Social Enterprise)

The additions to the partnership are a reflection of the firm's global legal practice. The new partners include:

  • 14 in the Americas, spread across our Baltimore, Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. offices.
  • 11 in Europe, the Middle East & Africa, spread across our Dusseldorf, London, Madrid, Moscow, Munich, and Paris offices.
  • 44% women, 16% racial and ethnic minority and 5% LGBT+.

In addition to the 25 new partners, 60 of our lawyers have been promoted to counsel.

Our new partners are:

  • Florian Agnel, Corporate & Finance (Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects), London
  • Kathryn ("Katie") M. Ali, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Washington, D.C.
  • Lauren E. Battaglia, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation), Washington, D.C.
  • Jessica A. Bisignano, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Philadelphia
  • Darcy Faint Bisset, Corporate & Finance (Infrastructure, Energy, Resources & Projects), Baltimore
  • Francis Booth, Corporate & Finance (Banking), London
  • Nathan Cooper, Corporate & Finance (Banking), Washington, D.C.
  • Brian D. Eyink, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Food & Beverage), Washington, D.C.
  • Ryan L. Ford, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Washington, D.C.
  • Russell Benjamin Hedman, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Denver
  • Oliver Humphrey, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Scott Kaplan, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology), Boston
  • Tao Y. Leung, LAE (Employment), Los Angeles
  • Inmaculada Lorenzo, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT), Madrid
  • Julia Marlow, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation), London
  • Carolin Marx, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Munich
  • Patrice Navarro, Corporate & Finance (Commercial & Regulatory), Paris
  • Vironika Pilyugina, Global Regulatory & IPMT, (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Moscow
  • Tiffany Posil, Corporate & Finance (Capital Markets), Washington, D.C.
  • Andreas Schmid, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Munich
  • Mathias Schönhaus, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), Düsseldorf
  • David Sharfstein, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Investigations, White Collar & Fraud), Washington, D.C.
  • Yasmin Waljee OBE, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Pro Bono & Social Enterprise), London
  • Andrew S. Zahn, Corporate & Finance (Capital Markets), Washington, D.C.
  • Kristin Zielinski Duggan, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Medical Device & Technology), Washington, D.C.

Our new counsel are:

  • James T. Adams, Corporate & Finance (Banking), Washington, D.C.
  • Sabine Adams, Corporate & Finance (Real Estate), Düsseldorf
  • Mohammed Alam, Corporate & Finance (Real Estate), Birmingham
  • Felix Banholzer, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Düsseldorf
  • Michael Brady, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Perth
  • Johanna Brock-Wenzek, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation), Munich
  • Veronica Colas, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Food & Beverage), Washington, D.C.
  • Jason F. Conaty, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology), Washington, D.C.
  • James Denvil, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Privacy & Cybersecurity), Washington, D.C.
  • Martina Di Nicola, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Milan
  • Timon Ehmke, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Hamburg
  • Sabine Ernst, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Düsseldorf
  • Federico Fusco, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Milan
  • Ashlee Sawyer Gilson, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Northern Virginia
  • Russell Green, Corporate & Finance (Banking), London
  • Simon Grimshaw, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Birmingham
  • Daniel Gritten, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Edward Hickman, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Rebecca Howard, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), London
  • Scott Hughes, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Washington, D.C.*
  • Oli Irons, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Financial Services), London
  • Megan James, Corporate & Finance (Capital Markets), London
  • Anne-Svenja de Kiff, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), Düsseldorf
  • Emily E. Kimball, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Environment & Natural Resources), Denver
  • Aki Koshizuka, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Tokyo
  • Ben Kostrzewa, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (International Trade & Investment), Hong Kong
  • Joe Lambert, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Colorado Springs
  • Moritz Langemann, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Employment), Munich
  • Victoria Lindsay, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Tommy Liu, Corporate & Finance (Commercial & Regulatory), Hong Kong
  • Lara Anita Luxenhofer, Corporate & Finance (Real Estate), Hamburg
  • Annabel Maltby, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (International Arbitration), London
  • Guy Marrison, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Silvia Martínez, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Madrid
  • Emily McCarthy, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), London
  • Stephen M. Nicolai, Corporate & Finance (Capital Markets), Philadelphia
  • Francisco Palmero Rivera Cambas, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), Mexico City
  • Maria Luce Piattelli, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Milan
  • Byron Phillips, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Hong Kong
  • Jenna Ralfe, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Mitchell P. Reich, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Reid, Corporate & Finance (Real Estate), London
  • Cameron E. Robinson, Global Regulatory & IPMT (Intellectual Property, Media & Technology), Washington, D.C.
  • M. Aldonza Sakar Almirante, Corporate & Finance (Banking), Mexico City
  • Patricia Sánchez, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), Madrid
  • Kaveeta Sandhu, Corporate & Finance (Banking), Singapore
  • Lydia Savill, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), London
  • Mike Scheimer, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Public Procurement & Education), Washington, D.C.
  • Chiyokazu Shindo, Corporate & Finance (M&A), Tokyo
  • Laura Szarmach, Corporate & Finance (Tax, Pensions & Benefits), Washington, D.C.
  • Sophie Thiel, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (International Arbitration), Munich
  • Alexandra Tuil, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Employment), Paris
  • Vera Wichers, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (IWCF), Berlin
  • Carla Wiedeck, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Litigation), Düsseldorf
  • Elena Wiese, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Antitrust, Competition and Economic Regulation), Düsseldorf
  • Blake E. Wilson, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Medical Device & Technology), Philadelphia
  • Claudia Wolf, Corporate & Finance (Real Estate), Hamburg
  • Sarah Wrage, Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (Financial Services), Frankfurt
  • Guergana Zabounova, Corporate & Finance (Banking), Paris
  • Martha Zuppa, Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment (Investigations, White Collar & Fraud), Hamburg

* Admitted only in Maryland. Practicing under the supervision of principals of the firm.


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