Robert N. Hayes | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Robert N. Hayes

Counsel Corporate & Finance

Hayes Robert

Robert N. Hayes
Hayes Robert
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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.


  • 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
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section, New York State Bar Association