“Hogan Lovells stands out because of its people. For such a large organization, it is remarkably cohesive and there is a lot of dialogue among lawyers across practice groups.”
- Kathryn Marshall Ali, Senior Associate, Washington, D.C.
My focus is on complex civil litigation. I am involved in all aspects of litigation, including discovery, but my practice thus far primarily has concentrated on research and writing substantive motions and briefs.
Getting to know Hogan Lovells
I chose Hogan Lovells because I really connected with everyone I met during the interview process, because of its demonstrated commitment to pro bono — which was and has remained very important to me — and because of the breadth and variety of work that a legal practice like this maintains, due in part to its long history and presence in the Washington, D.C. community.
I was a summer associate at Hogan Lovells before joining the firm as an associate. Our summer class really clicked from the beginning, and we were always coming up with reasons to get together on an informal basis outside of the many events that Hogan Lovells already planned for us. When I returned to the firm three years later (after finishing law school and clerking for a year), I felt like I was coming back to a place with lots of friendly faces.
I hit the ground running when I started at Hogan Lovells as an associate. The amount of substantive work I’ve had the opportunity to do as a young lawyer has greatly exceeded all of my expectations. I’ve also been lucky to develop real friendships with many of my colleagues. This was not something I was necessarily looking for in a work environment, but it is incredibly rewarding to work alongside people who I not only respect and trust from a work-product standpoint, but who I can also genuinely call friends.
Hogan Lovells stands out because of its people. For such a large organization, it is remarkably cohesive and there is a lot of dialogue among lawyers across practice groups. I have a very close knit group of friends here who I see regularly outside of work. Those relationships started when I was a summer associate and have continued to this day.
Along with a group of other lawyers from the firm, I ran a 200-mile relay race from Gettysburg, PA, to Washington, D.C. to raise money for Team Red, White, and Blue, a veterans organization that is a pro bono client of the firm. It was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had (at work or otherwise)!
Hogan Lovells’ commitment to pro bono also vastly exceeded my expectations. There seems to be no limit to the resources the firm is willing to devote to pro bono, and I’m really happy to see lawyers here handle their pro bono matters with the same dedication and professionalism that they bring to their billable practice. There is nothing more rewarding than fighting for a client whose case you really believe in, alongside a tremendously dedicated and talented team.
Outside the firm
I am an avid runner, reader, and New York Giants fan (there is a group of Hogan Lovells associates and alum who get together every Sunday during football season to watch games together). I also love to travel (I have recently been to France, Brazil, Kauai, and Myanmar) and cook.
While in law school, I interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California and worked with Hogan Lovells as a summer associate. I then clerked for The Honorable Robert G. Doumar at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia before joining the firm as an associate in 2012.
I practice complex commercial litigation and general civil litigation in federal and state courts across the country. I have experience in consumer protection claims under various state statutes and have represented clients in lawsuits involving contract disputes; mass torts; patent, trademark, and copyright claims; and regulatory actions. I also maintain an active pro bono practice, assisting clients on a broad range of matters. Most recently, I assisted in a competency-to-be-executed case that involved extensive proceedings in both state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.