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Hogan Lovells U.S. Careers

Carmen Manrara Cartaya
See yourself
balancing work and life, successfully.

“My partner mentor provides invaluable advice on how to be a successful lawyer.”

- Carmen Manrara Cartaya, Senior Associate, Miami

Focus

I focus on international arbitration and litigation.

Getting to know Hogan Lovells

When getting to know the firm, I was immediately impressed with the caliber of Hogan Lovells' lawyers and the sophisticated matters they were working on. Hogan Lovells has surpassed my expectations in the breadth of opportunities I have been offered.

Experience

There is no typical workday for me, which is both challenging and exciting. My day can vary tremendously, and may include working on large international arbitration disputes in English and Spanish and also working on an employment dispute before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, all within one day.

I had the incredible opportunity to travel to our Caracas office for an international arbitration dispute. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting my Hogan Lovells colleagues face-to-face and utilizing the resources of both the Caracas and Miami offices to assist our client.

People

First and foremost, the best thing about my team is that they are phenomenal lawyers. I learn something new every day from working with each of them. My partner mentor provides invaluable advice on how to be a successful lawyer. He regularly invites me to lunch and always addresses any concerns or questions I may have. Another partner always goes out of his way to encourage me to get involved in the community and in professional organizations. He consistently supports my professional development and is always informing me of interesting and worthwhile activities to be involved in.

I have also been very impressed by the commitment the firm has to training its associates. There is nothing you cannot do at this firm. It is the best place to start or continue your career.

Pro bono

Hogan Lovells puts its money where its mouth is by giving associates billable credit hours for pro bono work. The firm makes it so easy for lawyers to do pro bono work with its incredible resources and variety of pro bono opportunities.