Hogan Lovells adds leading corporate litigator Courtney Devon Taylor

Philadelphia and New York, 7 December 2020 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announced today that Courtney Devon Taylor has joined the firm as a partner in the Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice in Philadelphia and New York. Taylor joins the firm from Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis, where she was vice-chair of the firm’s Securities Litigation Practice Group.

“The addition of Courtney aligns well with our strategy to continue to build on our strong litigation capabilities in Philadelphia and New York,” said Des Hogan, Head of Hogan Lovells’ global Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice group. “Courtney’s clients span a number of important sectors for the firm, so her practice is a great fit.”

Licensed to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Taylor represents global and U.S. based clients in commercial litigation and regulatory enforcement matters. Her experience includes securities class action defense, shareholder derivative suits, M&A related litigation, and litigation emanating from other transactions involving contests for corporate control. She has tried a variety of cases to verdict. She has represented broker-dealers in significant disputes, including a rare and successful FINRA Enforcement Hearing.

“With her reputation for skillfully and strategically navigating high-stakes disputes, we are happy to welcome Courtney and expect that she will be a key part of our team,” said Jon Talotta, global co-leader of the firm's Securities, Shareholder, and M&A Litigation group. “She will be a great resource to our corporate clients.”

Taylor’s clients operate in industries that include financial services, insurance, technology and sports. She joins the firm’s Financial Institutions and Insurance Sector, and the Sports, Media & Entertainment team.

“I am honored to join Hogan Lovells. The firm’s breadth of practice and global platform offer true advantages to my clients,” Taylor said. “So much of what I do involves building trust, helping clients tell their stories, and minimizing negative impact on business and reputation,” she added. “I am excited to be part of a litigation powerhouse that can tackle any business challenge, no matter how large or complex.”

Taylor earned her J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University.


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