“I work a reduced-hours schedule and as a mom this kind of flexibility has been extremely helpful.”
- Elizabeth McGuire, Associate, Los Angeles
I am a transactional lawyer with a focus on corporate law. I work with colleagues and clients in various industry groups, including the Automotive group and the FDA and Life Sciences group.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I was a summer associate at then Hogan & Hartson and was impressed with the people I worked with.
At Hogan Lovells, I work a reduced-hours schedule and as a mom this kind of flexibility has been extremely helpful. My schedule often allows me to take my two boys, ages 9 and 5, to school in the morning and be home with them in the evenings. The firm’s flexibility has allowed me to achieve some control over my schedule and develop a better work-life balance.
Following my summer experience, I joined then Hogan & Hartson because of the people — they are approachable, laid back, and smart. That was my impression then and it has not changed during my time with the firm.
I coordinate the Los Angeles office’s pro bono relationship with the Alliance for Children’s Rights. We advocate for children and their families while working with school officials to develop and update individualized education programs and individualized family service plans to address each child's special educational needs.
Hogan Lovells is very open to taking on pro bono projects. The firm makes every effort to allow lawyers to bring in pro bono opportunities that interest them.
Word to the wise
Carefully consider what area of law you would like to work in and try to get as much experience as possible in this area before committing. It is important to like what you do.
As a transaction lawyer in the Corporate practice group, I focus on mergers and acquisitions, securities, and corporate finance. I also draft and negotiate agreements for the Automotive and the FDA and Life Sciences groups.
I joined the firm as an associate in 2004, following my graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. I previously worked with Hogan Lovells as a summer associate as well.