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Michael Davison to Become Hogan Lovells Deputy Chief Executive

Hogan Lovells Chief Executive Miguel Zaldivar has nominated, with the Board’s full support and unanimous approval, London-based litigation partner Michael Davison as the firm’s proposed Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 1 July 2020.

Hogan Lovells is an American-British law firm co-headquartered in London and Washington, D.C. It was formed in 2010 by the merger of the American law firm Hogan & Hartson and the British law firm Lovells.

An international arbitration lawyer by background, Michael is qualified in England, France and the Republic of Ireland. He currently heads our Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment practice and is involved in the TMT and ENRG industry groups.

His clients include AES, Koch and Transocean.

Michael has been described by The Legal 500 as “undoubtedly one of the leading practitioners in Europe” and by Chambers and Partners as “absolutely brilliant.”

Michael has been a member of the International Management Committee since 2013 and, alongside his client and management commitments, he has been a major supporter of and contributor to the firm’s pro bono work and diversity and inclusion commitments.

He has a strong interest in the use of technology including AI to support our clients and is leading a number of projects in this area.

The recommendation of Zaldivar to become the firm’s CEO is subject to a confirmation vote by partners, the results of which are expected to be announced later in December.

His appointment would make him the only current Amlaw 50 law firm leader of Hispanic American origin. Michael Davison’s appointment as Deputy CEO is conditional on Miguel Zaldivar’s appointment being agreed by the partnership.

Attorney Marc Jacobson Named Entertainment Lawyer Of The Year

Attorney Marc Jacobson built his unique practice by focusing on his two passions: music and cinema. Awarded by Chambers and Partners every year since 2005 and by Super Lawyers since 2008, as one of the top Entertainment Lawyers in New York City.

Entertainment law is legal services provided to the entertainment industry. These services in entertainment law overlap with intellectual property law. Intellectual property has many moving parts that include trademarks, copyright, and the “Right of Publicity”.

Marc has represented the estates of world-renowned musicians George and Ira Gershwin, Elvis Presley and Duke Ellington and noted songwriters Shakira and Annie Roboff.

Marc handled many films, including “Conviction,” starring two-time Academy Award Winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell. He represented Oscar Nominee Rip Torn and is now Executive Producer of Dennis Hopper’s final film. He also held senior executive positions at several major Internet companies, and has significant experience in the entertainment and Internet industries.

At present Marc advises clients from around the globe on business and intellectual property issues, and offers creative business and financing strategies.

Marc’s clients include industry leaders like Qtrax, which offers free and legal music on line to consumers in 66 countries, in an advertising supported environment; The New York Philharmonic; singer / songwriter Jimmy Webb, Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, and Vice Chairman of ASCAP; Amy Atlas, “The Sweets Stylist” and Brian and Eddie Holland, noted songwriters for The Supremes, The Four Tops and many other important performers.

Attorney Marc Jacobson also represents Ibiza United, which operates nightclubs in Spain, one of the Balearic islands, and is opening two nightclubs in New York City, as well as two music festivals in Croatia and Columbia.