Robert N. Hayes

Robert N. Hayes

Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 5754

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Robert Hayes works with publicly and privately held companies on a wide variety of corporate matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. He brings to his work substantial know-how developed from many domestic and international transactions, ranging from buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures and commercial agreements.

Whether it is a transfer of a business line, a private combination, or a public company merger, Robert offers insights to clients based on extensive corporate and transactional experience. He advises targets and acquirers on both negotiated transactions and unsolicited takeover proposals, as well as on defenses intended to protect against hostile takeovers. Robert's experience is not limited to a single industry, but rather spans a wide range of industries, including the chemical, internet, automotive, and medical device industries.

In addition to structuring and negotiating transactions, Robert also counsels companies on corporate governance and disclosure issues, both generally and in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Robert worked in the Washington, D.C. office of a national law firm, where his practice encompassed a wide variety of corporate and financial transactions. Prior to entering private practice, he clerked for Judge Danny J. Boggs of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Robert attended Stanford Law School, where he further developed his analytical skills as a senior editor on the Stanford Law Review.

Education and admissions


J.D., Stanford Law School, Order of the Coif, with distinction, Stanford Law Review, 2009

A.B., Duke University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Business Law Section, New York State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Court admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

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