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Hogan Lovells US LLP
Washington, District Of Columbia

A World of Opportunities within a Great Place to Work

Comprised of more than 2,500 lawyers in over 45 offices, Hogan Lovells combines deep local roots with global reach. We serve clients in virtually all legal disciplines. The common bonds uniting us are a shared commitment to uncompromising excellence in the representation of clients, a diverse workforce that is inclusive and welcoming, a one-team worldwide approach, and service to our community.

One of our greatest assets is our highly collaborative culture, which values the contribution of our diverse team both within the legal practice and in the wider community. These are not just goals; they are integral to how we operate every day. We prize our friendly, team-oriented work environment, which encourages professional development, good associate-partner relations, and early client contact. We recruit well-rounded lawyers of intellectual distinction who not only have demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills and excellent judgment but also share our commitment to work as part of a cohesive and supportive team. Our unique global platform, pre-eminent practices, and one-team approach to serving our clients offer students and new lawyers a great foundation on which to build their legal careers.


Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C. office, the firm’s largest US office with approximately 500 lawyers, epitomizes our culture and commitment to excellence with an environment characterized by teamwork and collegiality. Working at the intersection of business and government, our diverse practice areas include corporate; finance; government regulatory; intellectual property, media & technology; litigation, arbitration & employment; and pro bono. Hogan Lovells lawyers have deep experience in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense and government services; automotive; consumer; education; energy and natural resources; financial institutions; infrastructure and transportation; life sciences and healthcare; real estate and REITs; and technology, media, and telecommunications. Many of our lawyers have served in senior levels of government, including on both sides of the aisle in the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch. Summer associates and entry-level associates will have opportunities to gain experience with our many practice areas before deciding which practice group to join.


Hogan Lovells summer associates participate in meaningful projects, educational programs, citizenship and social activities designed to develop their legal skills, teach them about our firm, and expose them to our diverse practice areas and lawyers.

With the advice and guidance of associates who serve as assignment coordinators and mentors, summer associates select projects from a “pool” of substantive assignment requests from lawyers in our corporate, finance, litigation, intellectual property and regulatory practices, as well as our pioneering pro bono practice. Students are encouraged to choose projects from a variety of practice areas in order to gain broad experience and work with a diverse group of lawyers. Practice groups also offer summer associates opportunities to undertake “mini-rotations” for greater exposure to practice groups of particular interest to them. During a mini-rotation, summer associates work exclusively with one practice area for a designated period to develop a deeper understanding of the work and the clients, attend practice meetings, and get to the know the lawyers.

Professional Development and Training
Hogan Lovells provides summer associates with extensive practical learning opportunities, including working closely with partners and associates on client assignments and participating in a variety of training programs and simulation exercises designed to facilitate the transition from studying law to practicing it. Students participate in skills development courses in our litigation, corporate and regulatory groups, attend closings, depositions and legislative and administrative hearings and meet with firm alumni and clients serving in prominent roles in government and business. Summer associates enjoy both partner and associate mentors and benefit from the guidance of the many lawyers who involve themselves in our summer program.

Annual US Summer Associates Retreat
US summer associates attend a retreat in Washington, D.C. with their colleagues from all of our US offices. At the retreat, firm leaders share insights about the firm’s vision and values, commitment to diversity, leading practices, management, firm finance and strategic plans for the future. Partners speak with attendees about their career paths and why they love what they do. Summer associates get to know their colleagues from US offices through small group dinners and fun team-building exercises.


Washington Office Practice Rotation Program
New associates in the Washington, D.C. office have the opportunity to rotate through our practice groups, including the pro bono practice, during their first year with Hogan Lovells. Practice group assignments are made based on preferences expressed by incoming associates and an assessment of the firm’s needs.

Hogan Lovells Lawyer Development Framework
While much of our lawyers’ training and professional development occurs as a natural part of their day-to-day work, Hogan Lovells recognizes that formal training and focused development programs are critical to the professional growth of our lawyers. The quality of our legal training is reflected in the fact that so many Hogan Lovells lawyers are recognized as distinguished in their fields. The Hogan Lovells Lawyer Development Framework includes 13 skills that are important throughout the career of an associate and was developed to guide associate training and professional development. Coaching and mentoring supplement the training to enable associates to manage their individual development. The Hogan Lovells Winthrop Academy conducts programs covering substantive areas of law, core legal and business development skills, practice management, ethics and professionalism and other topics. New associates from US offices participate in an annual week-long training program designed to assist with their successful transition from law student or judicial clerk to associate. When associates join the firm, they are assigned to a development circle for one year with peers and a senior associate. The goal is to set them up for success from their first year with the firm. Hogan Lovells has also implemented a formal Associate Professional Development Program intended to help associates think strategically about their career goals and to identify concrete steps they can take to achieve those goals with the help and advice of a partner or counsel mentor.


Exemplary Citizenship is an integral part of Hogan Lovells’ culture and strategy. Our shared belief in the value of social responsibility is one of the bonds that unify us as a global firm and we seek to engage all of our offices and people, as well as our clients and neighbors, in our Citizenship programs. Through our global and local Citizenship programs we work together as a community to promote justice, opportunity, inclusion, and sustainability. The firm's Global Citizenship Policy asks everyone at the firm to commit to at least 25 hours a year to Citizenship activities. This target covers the five pillars of our Citizenship program: Pro Bono, Diversity, Community Investment, Matched Global Giving (Touch) and Sustainability. More information about these initiatives can be found below and on our website at

Diversity and Inclusion
Our commitment to being a diverse and inclusive place to work is at the core of Hogan Lovells’ vision and values. We have a longstanding commitment to recruiting, retaining and promoting lawyers and others with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Our culture, which respects and values the diversity of all our people, significantly enhances our workplace and our ability to provide excellent legal services to our clients. To this end, we are committed to cultivating and sustaining an inclusive culture where all lawyers, regardless of race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or age, have the same opportunity to excel. For more details regarding Hogan Lovells’ Diversity initiatives, please visit

Pro Bono - Making a Difference in Our Community
Hogan Lovells’ pioneering US Pro Bono Practice began more than 40 years ago, when we were the first firm to establish a separate practice devoted exclusively to pro bono services. Since that time, our demonstrated commitment to community service has only strengthened and grown. We take seriously our responsibility to improve the lives of those without access to justice or the means to hire lawyers, and to meet the legal needs of charities and non-profit social enterprises. Our lawyers are engaged in a wide range of pro bono efforts, including handling ground-breaking and high-impact assignments. Summer associates and associates are extensively engaged in these efforts, providing all with the opportunity to make a meaningful difference right from the start of their legal careers. For more details on the firm’s extensive pro bono work, please visit

Community Investment
Our community investment initiative builds awareness within the firm and with our clients and other stakeholders about the local communities in which our firm operates and works. We support and develop projects that focus on issues of poverty and exclusion in our communities. The strength of the firm’s community affairs work lies in the excellent relationships we have forged with partnering agencies and local community leaders.

As a modern global law firm, we acknowledge our responsibility to carry out our business in a sustainable way. Our overall strategy is to minimize our environmental footprint around the world through bike-to-work programs, composting, in-house water bottling, a rooftop bee hive, auto-light sensors and computer shut-offs, and much more.

We encourage interested candidates to sign up for on-campus interviews at their law schools or to contact us directly at

Contact Information

555 13th Street NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20004
United States

Hiring Attorney:
Mr. Timothy Lloyd

Recruiting Contact:
Ms. Lynn Ann Herron & Tacie Williams
Associate Recruitment Managers
555 13th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia (DC) 20004
United States

Phone: +1 202 637 5600