Courtney Devon Taylor | Philadelphia | Hogan Lovells

Courtney Devon Taylor

Partner Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Taylor Courtney

Courtney Devon Taylor
Taylor Courtney
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Courtney Devon Taylor has built a reputation for skillfully and strategically navigating high-stakes disputes – while building client trust, helping clients tell their stories, and minimizing negative impact on business and reputation. A lawyer who truly loves practicing law and working with all types of people, she is the lawyer of choice for a growing number of companies.

Courtney regularly represents financial institutions in commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. She has experience representing foreign- and U.S.-based companies in securities class action defense, shareholder derivative suits, M&A-related litigation, and litigation emanating from other transactions involving contests for corporate control. Courtney also joins the firm's Sports, Media & Entertainment team, as she represents various entities within the sports sector.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Courtney was a partner at another firm, where she served as the Vice-Chair of the Securities Litigation practice group. She started her career as a litigation associate in the New York headquarters of an international law firm.

Representative experience

FINRA trial: Secured full defense verdict for clients against claims of fraud and unsuitability by issuing promissory notes without proper disclosures and misrepresenting assets of owner and company.*

Close corporation shareholder dispute: Successfully defended company and president / shareholder in derivative action alleging claims of breach of fiduciary duty.*

Fallout from US$3.6bn merger: Defended executive and board member against securities class action by investors claiming – among other things – the deal undervalued the target company.*

32.5% drop in stock price: Defended foreign energy company against securities class action with allegations of improper accounting, misrepresentation, and inflation of earnings.*

Employment discrimination trial: Successfully defended the School District of Philadelphia against claims of ADA and FMLA violations brought by employee.*

Four-day, federal jury trial: Sole counsel and court-appointed attorney on civil rights litigation on behalf of a prisoner.*

Hedge fund preferred shareholder dispute: Secured victory for preferred shareholder in claims for breach of share purchase agreement centering around the definition of "securities."*

King's Bench proceeding: Successfully defended District Attorney's Office against petition seeking disqualification for alleged conflict of interest in defending the conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, with honors, Kessler-Eidson Trial Techniques Scholar, American Law Institute – American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award, 2008
  • B.A., Government, Wesleyan University, 2005
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Court admissions
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society
  • University of Pennsylvania Inn of Court
  • The Forum of Executive Women
  • Philadelphia Bar Association


Women of Distinction Award

Philadelphia Business Journal

Under 40 Hot List

Benchmark Litigation