Insights and events
Chambers USA 2014
"A very bright guy and a creative and analytical thinker."
Steve Immelt was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hogan Lovells from 2014-2020 and was responsible for developing and driving our vision as a "bold and distinctive law firm creating valuable solutions for clients."
Steve has spent his time focused on achieving the firm's strategy and supporting partners in building their relationships with clients and each other around the world. He has introduced into Hogan Lovells a major global initiative known as "Project Redefine," which seeks to improve the way we do things for the benefit of our clients in a rapidly changing and evolving market.
He is also passionate about leadership behavior, taking the view that everyone at Hogan Lovells should be clear about what is expected of them, whether partners, associates, or members of the business services teams.
Before taking up the role of CEO in 2014, Steve was the global co-head of our Litigation and Arbitration practice and a long-standing member of our International Management Committee. He has decades of experience working across markets and cultures in these roles and in his client work.
A litigator by background, in the early stages of his career Steve was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland prosecuting political corruption, fraud, tax evasion, and conspiracy charges.
He then joined the firm in 1989 and built up a very successful practice dealing with complicated litigation in the health care sector. Clients have included pharmaceutical companies, medical device companies, academic health centers and medical schools, clinical laboratories, and other providers of health care. Steve has particular experience in off-label and financial relationship cases as well as the Anti-Kickback Act, the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and the False Claims Act.
Chambers USA 2013
"High quality attorney."
- J.D., University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law, cum laude, 1977
- B.A., Yale University, cum laude, 1974
- District of Columbia
- New York
- Maryland Court of Appeals
- U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
- Member, American Health Lawyers Association
- Member, Health Law Section, American Bar Association
- Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys