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Hogan Lovells Confirms 2017 Board Appointments

By on April 26, 2017 in Announcements

Hogan Lovells has elected a new partner to its board with the appointment of Bruce Oakley as The Americas representative. Leopold von Gerlach has been re-elected as the representative for the Continental Europe region, and Ben Higson has been re-elected to the 45 and under seat. All begin or continue their roles with immediate effect.

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 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.

Bruce Oakley is managing partner of the firm’s Houston office. He has more than 25 years’ experience as a trial lawyer in Houston.

The Board will now include:

Chair (and “At Large”): Nicholas Cheffings
CEO: Steve Immelt
AsiaPacific Middle East: Andrew McGinty
Continental Europe: Leopold von Gerlach
Washington, D.C. area: Cate Stetson
London: Ruth Grant
The Americas: Bruce Oakley
The Americas (except D.C.): Miguel Zaldivar
45 and under: Ben Higson
“At Large” representatives: Marie-Aimée de Dampierre, Craig Hoover, Phoebe Wilkinson

“I am honored to welcome Bruce Oakley to the Board and look forward to continuing to work with Leopold von Gerlach and Ben Higson,” said Hogan Lovells Chair Nicholas Cheffings. “The Board plays an important role in the governance of Hogan Lovells, in its relationship with our management team, and in listening to, and representing, the views of partners. The high level of participation in this election process is testament to that.”


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