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Hogan Lovells U.S. Careers

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Opened in 2008, our San Francisco office is now home to more than 20 lawyers.

In San Francisco, we serve regional and international clients ranging from Fortune 50 global businesses to private equity and venture capital firms, emerging companies, accounting firms, community banks, company officers and directors, life sciences and healthcare companies, energy companies, global food producers, and more. We have experience in a variety of industries, including computer technology, accounting and finance, consumer goods, life sciences, energy, automotive, food, real estate, and banking and other financial services.

Located just blocks from Ferry Plaza, our office is in the hub of restaurants, shopping, and cultural attractions.

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Interesting notes

  • Hogan Lovells’ Bay Area lawyers offer a high level of national litigation experience and global corporate capabilities, combined with local and industry-specific knowledge, all of which is wrapped into the global resources of a top 10 legal practice.
  • Our office boasts two Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, and several lawyers who are recognized by Chambers USA as leaders in Securities Litigation, Antitrust, and White Collar Defense.
  • Lawyers in our office serve regularly as federal court-appointed indigent criminal defense counsel and, as a member of the Federal Defender Panel, we expect to continue to receive such appointments.


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

Alexandria Dennett
Senior Recruiting Coordinator
Hogan Lovells US LLP
3 Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

Our work

Practice areas

  • Antitrust, competition, and economic regulation
  • Bribery, corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate governance
  • Dispute resolution
  • Investigations, white collar, and fraud
  • IP litigation
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity/venture capital
  • Patents
  • Professional liability
  • Securities litigation and enforcement
  • Trade secrets and confidential know-how
  • Cartels and criminal investigations
  • Licensing and technology transfer
  • Financial services litigation
  • False advertising and unfair competition
  • Debt capital markets
  • Equity capital markets
  • Pro bono

Significant clients

  • Deutsche Telekom
  • General Electric
  • LabCorp
  • McCormick & Company
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
  • Nike
  • VIVUS, Inc.

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Summer Program


We expect to have two 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 San Francisco 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 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.

Lawyers in our San Francisco office serve regularly as federal court-appointed indigent criminal defense counsel, and, as a member of the Federal Defender Panel, we expect to continue to receive such appointments.

Community outreach

We have established ourselves in the community through involvement in numerous bar, business, and nonprofit organizations.