Eve N. Howard > Hogan Lovells US LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

Work Department

Corporate and Finance


Global Head of Capital Markets 


With more than 30 years of experience structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions, Eve Howard is a trusted advisor to public company clients when they embark on financing and other strategic transactions. Eve is the Global Head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice, combining a client-focused business practicality with substantial knowledge of the structuring and negotiation of debt securities.

Eve represents both issuers and leading investment banking firms in the issuance of investment grade, high yield, and convertible notes offerings across a wide spectrum of industries in both public offerings and private placement transactions. Her industry experience includes recent emphasis in the areas of health care, real estate, technology, media, aerospace and defense, life sciences, hospitality, and retail.

In addition to debt capital markets transactions, Eve also represents clients in their IPOs, securities compliance matters, and mergers and other strategic transactions. Eve also routinely provides advice to clients on general corporate and governance matters.

From May 2016 to July 2020, Eve served on the firm’s senior leadership team as the Regional Managing Partner for the Washington, D.C. region, which includes the D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, Northern Virginia, Boston, and Louisville offices.

Eve has also held a number of other roles at Hogan Lovells, leading on important firm issues such as agile working, diversity and inclusion, partner development and advancement, as well as recruitment in the D.C. office. For her work on agile working, she has been recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance and continues to serve on their Advisory Council.


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association

Member, Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Advisory Council


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1987

A.B., Dartmouth College, 1984

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Finance > Capital markets: debt offerings

(Leading lawyers)

Eve Howard – Hogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a burgeoning presence in the DCM field thanks to its standing in life sciences and healthcare, REITs, tech and consumer goods, amongst other sectors. The team is historically known for its record in regulated sectors, in part due to its large presence in Washington DC, but it has steadily built-out its New York group in recent years. Its Denver and Silicon Valley offices have also played an important role in the wider team’s success. Washington DC partner Eve Howard is global head of the capital markets department and has advised on a steady flow of high-value DCM and liability management transactions over the research period, including investment grade, high-yield and convertible debt. New York’s Stuart Morrissy continues to develop the firm’s reputation amongst major underwriters, is gaining the firm some market share in high-yield debt and is an experienced figure in liability management transactions. Fellow New York partner Richard Aftanas provided additional high-yield debt expertise.