Joseph Gilligan > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
COLUMBIA SQUARE
555 THIRTEENTH STREET, NW
WASHINGTON DC 20004
United States

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Joe Gilligan serves as co-chair of the United States Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) committee and previously served as head of our Corporate ractice group for the Americas.

For over 20 years, Joe has represented publicly and privately held companies, boards of directors, strategic investors, and special committees in all types of M&A transactions. Clients depend on him to handle a variety of other corporate matters, including financings, governance counseling, and disclosure issues.

As co-director of our activist investor practice, he also assists clients in preparing for, engaging with, and defending against activist shareholders.

In M&A matters, Joe has in-depth experience advising clients on public and private mergers, tender offers, and going private transactions, as well as proxy contests, strategic investments, and cross-border acquisitions. He helps acquiring and target companies, as well as special committees of independent directors, in connection with hostile and unsolicited takeover proposals and anti-takeover defenses.

Memberships

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1997

M.B.A., Loyola University Maryland, 1994

B.B.A. Accounting, Loyola University Maryland, 1989

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Shareholder activism

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a dedicated shareholder activism taskforce, which is integral to the wider securities and corporate governance practice. It advises many of the world’s largest and best-known public companies on all aspects of types of activist scenarios. Joseph Gilligan, who is based in Washington DC, exemplifies the team’s ability to also work with privately held companies. Lillian Tsu departed the firm for Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in September 2021.