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Established in 1993, our Denver office encompasses one of the largest legal practices in the Rocky Mountain region, providing access to a unique combination of local, national, and global knowledge. Our clients, which range from Fortune 500 businesses to venture-backed startups and emerging technology companies, rely on us to handle sophisticated business transactions, complex commercial and white collar litigation, and large public projects at the intersection of law and public policy. Approximately 75 lawyers practice in our Denver office.

The Denver office is located in the heart of downtown.

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Interesting notes

  • Our Denver office has the largest international footprint of any legal practice in Colorado.
  • We are consistently ranked among the top Colorado firms by Chambers USA for corporate/M&A, environmental and natural resources, intellectual property, labor and employment, and litigation.

Contact

For further information about our Denver office, please contact:

Sheila Winstanley
Office Administrator
Hogan Lovells US LLP
1601 Wewatta St.
Suite 900
Denver, CO 80202

JoinHoganLovellsCO@hoganlovells.com

Our work

Practice areas

  • Corporate
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Government regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Legislative
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Natural resources
  • Public finance
  • Sports and recreational facilities
  • Telecommunications, media, and entertainment

Significant clients

  • The Anschutz Corporation
  • Charter Communications, Inc.
  • City and County of Denver
  • Colorado Oil and Gas Association
  • Denver Urban Renewal Authority
  • Intrepid Potash, Inc.
  • KRG Capital Partners, L.L.C.
  • Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, LLC
  • NV Energy
  • Oracle
  • PacifiCorp Energy
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc.
  • Regal Entertainment Group
  • Regents of the University of Colorado
  • Royal Gold, Inc.
  • Suncor Energy Inc.
  • Twin Metals Minnesota
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Vail Resorts, Inc.
  • ViaWest Internet Services, Inc.
  • Wolf Creek Ski Area
  • Xcel Energy, Inc.

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Summer program

Size

We expect to have 3-5 summer associates in 2015.

Summer program

  • We hire top candidates from local and national schools to participate in our summer clerkship program.
  • Each summer associate is assigned a partner mentor and an associate mentor to assist with the integration into life at Hogan Lovells.
  • Partners and associates are encouraged to provide timely and constructive feedback.
  • A member of Hogan Lovells' Recruitment Committee conducts interim and exit evaluation meetings.
  • A variety of activities, both educational and social, are hosted to enhance the summer clerkship experience.

Samples of summer associates' projects

  • Prepare for oral arguments to be used before the court of appeals
  • Draft interrogatory and discovery requests
  • Conduct research for projects and observe how the research is used during meetings with opposing counsel or clients
  • Work one-on-one with lawyers drafting letters in response to issues that relate to clients and write a creative analysis
  • Write memos, based on issues that directly affect pro bono clients, and meet with them to discuss in further detail
  • Participate in conference calls and meetings to provide summarization of research found for the client issue
  • Research and due diligence

Recruitment

We look for candidates with the intellect, creativity, skills, and commitment needed to provide our clients with the high quality and effective service they have come to expect from Hogan Lovells. Lawyers from the Denver office conduct interviews at several area law schools. Please contact your law school's career services or placement office to sign up for an on-campus interview.

Billable hours

Associates must meet our quality and firm citizenship expectations in order to be considered for class level bonuses, and are expected to work a productivity minimum of 2,000 annualized billable hours. If an associate meets 1,800 billable hours, then 50 pro bono hours worked are counted toward bonus consideration, if an associate meets 1,850 billable hours, all pro bono hours worked are counted toward bonus consideration. In addition associates may also receive discretionary bonus consideration for significant achievements in legal project management and/or contributions to business/client development efforts.

Hogan Lovells is committed to supporting our people in reaching their full potential and using agile work arrangements to develop their careers, consistent with the needs of our clients and the firm. We recognize that our workforce needs to have greater flexibility in their working arrangements. All Hogan Lovells lawyers and business services team members make take advantage of agile work arrangements at any time in their career. Agile working incorporates both time (flexible working) and location (remote working) flexibly. Agile work arrangements may include reduced hours expectations, flexible hours in the office, effective use of remote working or telecommuting, job sharing, as well as other combinations or approaches.

Pro bono commitment

All Hogan Lovells lawyers and summer associates are encouraged to become involved in legal representation in the public interest. We take seriously our responsibility to improve the lives of those without access to legal representation and to meet the legal needs of charities and nonprofit social enterprises.

Examples of pro bono work performed by Denver lawyers include:

  • We advised a group of dedicated Denver residents in connection with the creation of the Downtown Denver Expeditionary School (DDES), an expeditionary learning charter school to serve those who live and work in downtown Denver. We counseled DDES with respect to its formation, governing documents and policies, establishment of a board, and initial personnel and startup issues to ensure it retains the flexibility to operate effectively while complying with numerous legal requirements.
  • Working with a team of local community leaders, we assisted Colorado Springs Together, a nonprofit devoted to providing disaster relief and assistance in restoring the communities devastated by the 2012 Waldo Canyon Fire in El Paso County, CO. We helped Colorado Springs Together incorporate as a nonprofit in Colorado, register to begin charitable solicitations, and file with the IRS for tax exemption as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
  • We are advising the Antelope Butte Foundation (the Foundation) in connection with its efforts to raise funds to purchase and rehabilitate the Antelope Butte ski area in Wyoming's Bighorn Mountains in order to operate this recreation area as a public service for the community. In response to the community’s advocacy to re-open the ski area, a group of citizens formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Foundation, intending to raise funds to acquire and re-establish the ski area. One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to offer affordable skiing and instruction to youth and youth programs in order to foster and promote fitness, self-esteem, and lifelong outdoor recreational habits.
  • Law Week Colorado named a group of our Denver lawyers Pro Bono Leaders of the Year in 2010 for working extensively since 2004 to help bring the Clyfford Still Museum to Denver. The work of Clyfford Still, a leading abstract expressionist, remained largely in his possession at his death and unavailable for public and scholarly view. With our help, the City of Denver won a bidding competition to establish a museum to house his work. Our team also assisted with land acquisition and development as well as tax, financing, and environmental work. The new museum opened in late 2011.
  • Our lawyers have provided pro bono legal representation on a number of other significant local projects, including assisting Denver 2008, the civic host committee for the Democratic National Convention held in Denver in August 2008; helping the National Parks Conservation Association and several other conservation groups reach an important settlement to enhance and protect the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado; and providing legal work for numerous nonprofits such as Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center, The Park People, The Children’s Museum, The Nature Conservancy, and the University of Colorado Entrepreneur Clinic.

Community outreach

We recently selected Freedom Service Dogs as our charitable partner for 2013-2014. Freedom Service Dogs is a nonprofit organization that rescues dogs and custom trains them to be service animals, providing them to their clients at no cost. In addition, we adopted Cheltenham Elementary, a Denver Public School, in 2004 and have provided mentoring, special programming, and financial support for nearly a decade. Our work at Cheltenham now serves as a model for the School Partners Program implemented by the Denver Public Schools system.

Our lawyers are also actively involved in the community, serving on a number of civic and charitable boards, including Auraria Higher Education Center, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Children’s Museum of Denver, CoverColorado, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Denver, Inc., Excelsior Youth Foundation, Girl Scouts of Colorado, Institute for Environmental Solutions, Women’s Bean Project, and Young Professional Committee. .

The firm also sponsors and supports the participation of lawyers and staff in charitable activities and community events. These range from providing holiday gifts to families in need to participating in facility improvement projects for local organizations.