J. Warren Gorrell, Jr.

  • Lecturer

Warren Gorrell is CEO emeritus of Hogan Lovells and a partner in the corporate group based in the Washington, D.C., and New York offices. He served as chairman of Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) from January 2001 to May 2010 and as co-CEO of Hogan Lovells from May 2010 to June 2014. Gorrell was one of a handful of leaders of major law firms who maintained a substantial practice while managing the legal practice.

Gorrell's practice, which is primarily transactional, covers many different areas and industries. He advises publicly and privately held companies in all aspects of their businesses, including mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings (including initial public offerings), tender offers and exchange offers, joint ventures and general business matters. For many years, a substantial part of Gorrell's practice has focused on the real estate and hospitality industry, particularly REITs.

Gorrell is recognized as one of the leading M&A and corporate lawyers in the United States and Washington, D.C., by leading legal rating services (Chambers, Legal 500, Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, and Legal Times). He has been named as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America (The National Law Journal, 2013 and 2006). He joined Hogan & Hartson in 1979, became a partner in 1986, served three terms on its executive committee, opened its New York office, became chairman in 2001, co-CEO in 2010 and CEO emeritus in 2014.


  • J.D.
    University of Virginia School of Law
  • A.B.
    Princeton University

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