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Hogan Lovells U.S. Careers

Irene Rosa
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“I am so pleased with all of the skills and knowledge I have gained during my time here.”

- Irene Rosa, Finance/Billing Assistant, Los Angeles

Getting to know Hogan Lovells

I was diligently looking for work after college and was contacted by a recruiting firm to interview with then-Hogan & Hartson. I started as a billing clerk and loved it. I was thrilled to have obtained a position at such a well-regarded firm.

Experience

I began with filing papers and entering data in a department of three. As time went on, I accrued more tasks and duties. Now, I’m responsible for the billings of all the lawyers in the Los Angeles office. I also assist a lawyer in our Tokyo office and have recently started to handle electronic billing for one of our biggest clients. I am so pleased with all of the skills and knowledge I have gained during my time here.

People

Team building and support are very important at Hogan Lovells. Although I’m the only finance person in our Los Angeles office, I still have a full team available for support. I work closely with my Finance and Billing colleagues all over the country and they assist me when I’m out of the office or when my volume of work is high. As a team, we have great communication — we keep each other abreast of any new developments and assist each other with any road blocks we might come across.

Even though we take our work very seriously, we do have fun as well. We have parties for our summer associates, we celebrate birthdays on a monthly basis, and we celebrate the holidays with food and entertainment. Occasionally, we have luncheons where representatives of different charities come to discuss their organizations and advise us on what we could do to help.

Over the years I have become close with several of my colleagues. We are like a family ― we celebrate the milestones in each other's lives and push each other to achieve our career goals.

Pro bono

One pro bono client that has stood out for me has been KIND, an organization that serves unaccompanied children who face the U.S. immigration system alone. Several lawyers in our office are assisting children from KIND by donating their time, and I volunteer to translate the meetings with the children. I enjoy this very much and feel like I am making a difference in someone’s life. I am very proud to work with a group of lawyers who take on this work with the same passion as they do their other projects.