Hogan Lovells Appoints New Board Member

LONDON and WASHINGTON, D.C., 23 July 2018 – Hogan Lovells has elected a new partner to its board.

Karen Hughes has been elected as an At-Large representative, and will start her role effective immediately.

The Hogan Lovells Board comprises 12 members in total and has supervisory responsibility for overseeing the affairs of the firm, but without executive responsibility for strategy, management, and operating decisions. It provides input to the CEO and Hogan Lovells’ International Management Committee.  Members of the board make up the Compensation Committee, Finance Committee and are part of the Equity Elevation and Partner Admission Committees which they chair. Membership of the board is designed to reflect the broad scope of the business, with members representing a combination of geographic and other backgrounds.  Karen will also be a member of the Finance Committee.

Biographical details on Karen Hughes:

Karen is a London-based corporate tax partner and Global Co-head of Tax who focuses on corporate tax advice for highly complex international structuring, including cross-border M&A transactions. She is also a member of the Hogan Lovells' Corporate Leadership Committee, a global management team focused on the business strategy of the worldwide Corporate Group.

The board will now comprise:

  • Chair (and “At Large”): Leopold Gerlach
  • CEO: Steve Immelt
  • Asia Pacific Middle East: Andrew McGinty
  • Continental Europe: Joaquín Ruiz Echauri
  • Washington, D.C. area: Cate Stetson
  • London: Adrian Walker
  • The Americas: Bruce Oakley
  • U.S. (except D.C.): Richard Lorenzo
  • 45 and under: Ben Higson
  • “At Large” representatives: Karen Hughes, Clay James, and Phoebe Wilkinson

"I am honored to welcome Karen to the board,” said Hogan Lovells Chair Leopold von Gerlach. “The board plays an important role in the governance of Hogan Lovells. Board members are expected to engage with, and to be accessible to, all partners as part of their duties and, in particular, to engage constructively with firm management in exercising the Board's supervisory responsibility.”

About Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells is a leading global law firm providing business-oriented legal advice and high quality service across its exceptional breadth of practices to clients around the world.

“Hogan Lovells” or the “firm” is an international legal practice that includes Hogan Lovells US LLP and Hogan Lovells International LLP. For more information, see www.hoganlovells.com.


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