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Hogan Lovells in Northern Virginia has a 30-year track record of success in solving complex and demanding legal problems for our clients. Our industry focused teams understand the business and regulatory complexities in the aerospace and defense, automotive, healthcare, hospitality, telecom, and satellite technology sectors. Our corporate M&A group is recognized worldwide for our work advising emerging, middle-market, and Fortune 500 companies and for our private equity and venture capital transactions.

The office is located in Tysons Corner, the “downtown” of Fairfax County — a county more populous than the cities of Atlanta, Boston, Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, or Seattle. Tysons Corner is also easily accessible to Washington, D.C. (Hogan Lovells’ largest U.S. office).

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Interesting notes

  • Members of our legal team also regularly earn top rankings from Virginia Super Lawyers and the Virginia Business list of Legal Elite, among others.
  • Our corporate lawyers have handled more than US$33bn in mergers and acquisition transactions since 2000.
  • Our litigators have been recognized for their experience in class actions and individual cases from Virginia to California and beyond — we represent clients in more than 40 federal and state jurisdictions throughout the country, achieving groundbreaking victories.
  • Our team of employment lawyers defends employers in federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the country — with particular focus on employment disputes and trade secret/non-competition cases in Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia courts.
  • Our IP practice includes lawyers dedicated to IP licensing, development and acquisition transactions, cloud computing, outsourcing, telecommunications, e-commerce and mobile commerce transactions and social media, as well as brand management, trademark prosecution, and litigation.
  • With more than 40 lawyers, we have established ourselves in the community with numerous bar, business, and non-profit organizations, including the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and various pro bono partners.


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

Lynn Ann Herron
Regional Associate Recruitment Manager, D.C. Region
Hogan Lovells US LLP
Park Place II Ninth Floor
7930 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Our work

Practice areas

Lawyers in our Northern Virginia office are widely recognized for their experience in a wide range of practice areas, including:

  • Corporate and securities
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Intellectual property
  • Government regulatory

Significant clients

  • ACON Investments
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Chesapeake Lodging Trust
  • EADS
  • Ford Motor Company
  • News Corporation Limited
  • Public Storage
  • Strayer University
  • Time Warner Cable

Read more about our work in Northern Virginia

Summer program


We expect to have three summer associates in 2019.

Assignments and training

Summer associates are encouraged to work with lawyers in all practice groups on a wide range of assignments and attend training events hosted by HL Learn.


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 Northern Virginia office conduct interviews at several area law schools. We also accept resumes from schools at which we do not conduct on-campus interviews. 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 lawyers at Hogan Lovells are encouraged 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.

Our Northern Virginia office lawyers have been involved in virtually every major case handled by the Pro Bono practice in recent years, and have taken on a number of significant projects of our own, including:

    • Northern Virginia office lawyers spearheaded a trial team that won a multi-million dollar jury verdict for the victim of a foreclosure scam in a case in D.C. Superior Court, recently affirmed on appeal by the D.C. Court of Appeals.
    • We have teamed with lawyers in other offices to handle major post-conviction work representing persons incarcerated in Virginia.
    • We handle a variety of environmental, employment, corporate, and intellectual property matters for pro bono clients.

Community outreach

We have established ourselves in the community through our involvement in numerous bar, business, and nonprofit organizations, including the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, Northern Virginia Technology Committee, and Business Alliance.

Throughout the year we hold a variety of community service events designed to give our lawyers and staff an opportunity to contribute to the greater good in the communities in which we live and work. These events involve a personal investment of time, service, and/or money that demonstrates how our office can organize as a group to make the most impact. Our recent events include:

  • Eyeglass recycling program with Lions Club International, involving the collection of old eyeglasses for distribution to the needy.
  • Mobile blood drives in support of Children's Hospital.
  • Legal Food Frenzy food drive benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank, organized in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association.
  • Weight loss challenge for employees who contribute donations of nonperishable food for a local food bank at weekly weigh-ins.
  • Back to School drive for monetary donations for backpacks and school supplies for children in need.
  • Wii Can Make a Difference Contest where teams donate an entry fee to compete in a Wii Mario Kart tournament, with proceeds benefiting the firm's global and local Touch charities.
  • Dress Down Jeans Week during which employees can wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation benefiting our Touch charities.
  • Toy drive for the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program providing new toys for needy children.

Office-specific benefits

We are lucky to have the feel of a small, close-knit legal practice with the benefits (diversity of practice and clients, resources, and quality of work) that come from being part of a large, preeminent law firm.