Hogan & Hartson and Lovells have named the lawyers who will serve on the 15-lawyer international management committee when the two firms merge in May.
The committee will be responsible for Hogan Lovells' strategy decisions, including client and business development, financial and other operational affairs, development and implementation of firm policies, practice management and expansion, and regional management and expansion. The committee will also make recommendations to the recently announced board of the firm. (The NLJ listed members of that board here.)
Hogan chairman J. Warren Gorrell Jr. and Lovells managing partner David Harris, who will serve as co-CEOs of the combined firm, will lead the committee. The committee includes five members who will serve as regional managing partners for Washington, London, continental Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The other 10 members include eight practice heads and Hogan Lovells' joint finance heads.
Hogan Northern Virginia managing partner Emily Yinger will manage Washington, and Hogan's Dennis Tracey III, a commercial litigation partner based in New York, will be managing partner for the Americas. From the Lovells side, Andrew Gamble, Christoph Kuppers and Crispin Rapinet will continue to in their positions as leaders of the London, continental Europe, and the Middle East regions respectively.
Hogan's managing partner for finance Prentiss Feagles, who also serves as co-director of its tax practice, and Lovells' CFO Richard Olver will become the combined firm's finance co-heads.
The other members are Stuart Stein and Andrew Skipper, who will serve as head of Hogan Lovells' corporate practice group; Steve Immelt and Patrick Sherrington:, who will lead the litigation, arbitration and employment practice group; Benton Hammond and David Hudd: who will lead the finance practice group; Andreas von Falck, who will lead the intellectual property practice; and Jeanne Archibald, who will chair Hogan Lovells' government regulatory practice group.
The members of the international management committee will serve a three-year term.