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The Los Angeles office opened in 1996 and includes 30 lawyers (14 partners/counsels and 16 associates).

Located in Century City along the Avenue of the Stars, our Los Angeles office is just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and a variety of attractions.

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Interesting notes

  • Represent technology, media, and telecom companies; global media conglomerates; pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies; solar and wind power companies; financial services companies; franchisors; investment bankers; aerospace and defense companies; consumer products companies; retailing companies; life science companies; healthcare companies; insurance companies; and mortgage lenders, among others.
  • Strong complex business litigation and arbitration experience.
  • Litigation strength in class actions: insurance, commercial, labor and employment, and antitrust.
  • Assist local and global companies, both public or privately held, on a full range of corporate, finance, and securities transactions, with specialization in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, venture capital, and capital markets transactions as well as SEC disclosure and corporate governance matters.
  • Regularly advise on the unique features of California’s corporate, employment, and real estate laws.
  • Substantive experience in advising regulated companies on the laws, policies, procedures, and requirements of various federal regulators.
  • Strong pro bono and community investment commitments.


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

Christopher Bostrom
Recruiting Coordinator
Hogan Lovells US LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Our work

Practice areas

  • Antitrust, competition, and economic regulation
  • Business and finance, with particular emphasis on venture capital finance, mergers and acquisitions, and other strategic transactions for media and entertainment companies
  • Consumer class action litigation
  • Corporate governance
  • Entertainment
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Mortgage banking litigation
  • Motor vehicle franchise law
  • Privacy
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory, including FDA, environmental, employment, and antitrust
  • Renewable energy
  • Securities
  • Telecommunications, media, and entertainment

Significant clients

  • Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.
  • AEG
  • DineEquity, Inc.
  • Dow Jones
  • Encore Capital Group, Inc.
  • Fox Networks Group
  • Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC
  • NDS Group
  • News Corporation
  • Provident Funding Associates, L.P.
  • The Walt Disney Company

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Summer program

Size and program duration

We expect to have 3-4 summer associates in 2019. While there is some flexibility in the summer associates' start and end dates, most summer associates will generally join the Los Angeles office in May and finish in late July.

Assignments and training

Summer associates will have exposure to a wide range of assignments and direct involvement in cases. They attend monthly training seminars with the lawyers and have the opportunity to attend hearings, depositions, and closings.

Social events

Los Angeles has a rich, diverse mixture of all types of cultural and sporting events, from tours of the world famous Getty Museum to Los Angeles Dodgers professional baseball. Our Los Angeles office offers a mix of social events to provide summer associates with the opportunity to get to know our lawyers (as well as other summer associates) outside of the work environment and to get to know Los Angeles. Social events include a Santa Barbara wine trip, progressive dinner, Sushi Making class, Hiking Yoga, dinner at a partner’s home, and happy hours.

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. The firm's pro bono practice has handled hundreds of matters in recent years, including high-profile “impact cases” of national importance.

Lawyers in the Los Angeles office have worked on national projects as well as on more local projects with organizations such as Public Counsel and Bet Tzedek. Examples of recent pro bono projects handled by lawyers in the Los Angeles office include:

  • The Los Angeles office is very involved with the Special Education Program at the Alliance for Children’s Rights. We joined with the Alliance to help children with disabilities access appropriate educational placements and support services. A number of attorneys in the office have had the opportunity to represent children in obtaining Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
  • We are working with a local, volunteer child literacy organization in connection with corporate formation, governance, and nonprofit qualification matters. Our client partners with local schools where volunteers supervise after school programs in which students are paired together and develop reading skills in a team-based format.
  • Los Angeles attorneys secured a victory for a pro bono client who was seeking asylum. Our client sought asylum after speaking out against the government in the Central African Republic. The USCIS initially notified the firm of its intent to deny the request for asylum. After the firm was given a chance to provide rebuttal argument to the notice of intent to deny, the rebuttal was successful and our client was allowed to remain in the United States.
  • In working with Public Counsel on their Early Care & Education Project, we filed suit against the City of Vista, California, challenging an ordinance relating to large family day care homes. The ordinance made it difficult and expensive for a child care provider to open and operate a family day care home, depriving working families in Vista of the option of having their children cared for in a home setting. In order to settle the suit, the City Council of Vista adopted a revised ordinance and paid attorney’s fees to Public Counsel.
  • We are working with LAFLA’s Domestic Violence Clinic to provide legal assistance and direct representation to victims of spousal abuse, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking to help them obtain restraining orders, child paternity and custody, child support, and dissolution of marriage.  As advocates, our lawyers collaborate with shelters, community-based and faith-based organizations, and law enforcement to help victims achieve economic viability and positive long-term outcomes.

Community outreach

The Los Angeles office has a strong commitment to community service. Our lawyers and staff actively volunteer for a spectrum of community and charitable organizations, including Public Counsel, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, A Place Called Home, Inner City Law Center, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles Police Foundation, and the American Heart Association.