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in Houston.

Located in the hub of the U.S. energy industry, the Houston office combines the best of both worlds — the prestige and sophistication of working in a large, international legal practice combined with a collegial and team-oriented environment more commonly associated with legal boutiques. As a result, our associates have unparalleled opportunities to develop their skills while working on complex, high-profile, multinational disputes and transactions.

Our office is located in downtown Houston.

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Interesting notes

  • Home to 27 Fortune 500 companies (the second highest number in the United States) and widely regarded as the energy capital of the world, Houston demands — and Hogan Lovells provides — sophisticated litigators and transactional lawyers with the depth of experience and expertise to resolve complicated disputes and to negotiate complex deals, both locally and internationally.
  • All 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 Houston office summer associates received offers to return to the firm as associates following their graduation.

Contact

For further information about our Houston office or our summer associate program, please contact:

Veatris Negrete
Office Administrator
Hogan Lovells US LLP
609 Main St.
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
JoinHoganLovellsTX@hoganlovells.com

Our work

Practice areas

  • Arbitration
  • Consumer
  • Corporate investigations
  • Energy
  • International arbitration
  • IP litigation
  • Litigation
  • Product liability
  • Projects, engineering, and construction

Significant clients

Our clients include a global oil and gas major; global engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors; a large foreign-owned petrochemical refiner; and a domestic offshore drilling company with assets spanning the globe.

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Summer program

Size and program duration

Summer associates are required to spend between six and eight weeks at the firm. Although there may be some flexibility with start and end dates on a case-by-case basis, the Houston program typically takes place during the second half of the summer.

Assignments and training

Summer associates will work with an assignment coordinator to help identify suitable assignments and ensure that they are able to explore their areas of interest. In addition to ongoing opportunities to work closely with partners and associates on substantive projects, summer associates are invited to experience our formal training opportunities, including participating in Winthrop Academy programs.

Social events

Social events are an important opportunity for summer associates to meet and get to know our lawyers. The Houston office offers a mix of small and large social events to facilitate the development of these relationships in a less formal environment.

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 may 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

Hogan Lovells encourages all lawyers to become involved in legal representation in the public interest. Our pro bono practice has handled hundreds of matters in recent years, including high-profile “impact cases” of national importance. In addition to working on national pro bono projects with lawyers from other offices, the Houston office has spearheaded many important regional projects, including:

  • Representing multiple injured Iraq war veterans in their medical evaluation board proceedings.
  • Representing a large religious organization in litigation related to a property dispute.

Community outreach

Our lawyers and staff fill leadership roles in various professional, civic, and charitable organizations, including the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Association, and the Cullen Trust for Healthcare.