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Opened in 2008, our growing Silicon Valley office is home to more than 20 lawyers.

In Silicon Valley, we deliver superior local and industry-specific knowledge with the reach and resources of a top 10 global legal practice. Our lawyers have practiced in Silicon Valley for decades and understand the unique challenges and opportunities of the region and, as a result, we deliver exceptional, efficient, and cost-effective service to our clients. While our clients include some of the best known companies in Silicon Valley, we also represent many Fortune 500 companies in addition to a strong mix of foreign-based companies.

Due to our continual growth, the Silicon Valley office recently moved to a larger newly designed building in Menlo Park.

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Interesting notes

  • Our office is successfully defending a major food company in three separate federal court consumer class actions.
  • One of our partners achieved a significant pro bono victory in a case against East Palo Alto's biggest landlord in San Mateo County Superior Court.
  • Our corporate lawyers were ranked in Legal 500 for Venture Capital and Emerging Companies in 2013 and Private Equity Buyouts in 2012.
  • With unique proficiency in biotechnology, members from our office have been recognized among the top 25 biotech lawyers in California (Daily Journal) and among the top 10 lawyers in the nation representing investment banks in biotechnology initial public offerings (IPO Vital Signs).

Contact

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

Alexandria Dennett
Project Coordinator
4085 Campbell Ave.
Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025
JoinHoganLovellsSV@hoganlovells.com

Our work

Practice areas

  • Antitrust, competition, and economic regulation
  • Bribery, corruption, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Corporate governance
  • 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

  • Apple
  • ConAgra Foods
  • eBay
  • Five Prime Therapeutics
  • Google
  • Immune Design Corp
  • Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Read more about our work in Silicon Valley

Summer program

Size

We expect to have two summer associates in 2015.

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 the Hogan Lovells Academy.

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 Silicon Valley 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 Silicon Valley office continue this tradition by providing high-quality legal services to those most in need and least able to pay. Recently, a Silicon Valley partner achieved a significant pro bono victory in a landlord/tenant case in San Mateo County Superior Court. Representing a group of current and former tenants in East Palo Alto, he argued that Page Mill, East Palo Alto’s biggest landlord, acted in bad faith in relying on the separateness of numerous limited liability companies in an effort to take advantage of an exemption in East Palo Alto’s rent-control ordinance that applies to landlords owning four or fewer rental units in the city.

Our associates and summer associates are often given opportunities to develop their legal training through pro bono matters.

Community outreach

Our Silicon Valley lawyers and staff are very active in their communities. One Silicon Valley partner is on the board of directors of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley, which provides free legal services to residents in need.