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Eve Howard's practice involves a broad range of corporate and securities matters and is primarily transactional in scope. Eve regularly advises clients in public and private securities offerings, strategic investments, joint ventures, tender offers, exchange offers, mergers, asset acquisitions and dispositions, stock purchases, consent solicitations, and commercial lending transactions. Her securities practice includes representing both issuers and a number of leading national investment banking firms in connection with offerings of both debt and equity securities. In particular, Eve has extensive experience in the structuring and negotiation of various types of debt securities, including high yield, investment grade, and convertible debt securities in both public and private offerings, across various industries. She also routinely provides advice to clients on general corporate and governance matters. Eve's practice includes a wide variety of clients in different industries, with recent emphasis in the areas of real estate, telecommunications, technology, and gaming.


Member, Business Law Section, American Bar Association


J.D., Duke University School of Law, 1987; A.B., Dartmouth College, 1984

United States: Finance

Capital markets: debt

Within: Capital markets: debt

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s corporate department works seamlessly with its market-leading regulatory practice to pack a punch in handling debt offerings for issuers in the technology, life sciences, government, health and aerospace sectors. Among its headline deals, Washington DC-based Eve Howard led a cross-office team to assist Apple with over $14bn worth of debt offerings, including a $7bn senior notes issuance. Howard also paired up with New York’s Lillian Tsu to advise Marvell Technology Group on a $1bn senior notes offering to support its $6bn acquisition of Cavium. Richard Parrino, also based in Washington DC, advised UnitedHealth Group on a $4bn debt offering. Other key names include New York’s Oscar Stephens, who recently advised the Republic of Ecuador on $5.5bn worth of notes offerings, and Washington DC-based department head David Bonser.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Corporate governance

Within: Corporate governance

Hogan Lovells US LLP 'takes the time to learn its clients' businesses and is able to provide practical advice based on the key considerations'. John Beckman and Joe Connolly advised Papa John's Pizza on corporate governance issues after relations broke down between the company and its 30% owner, founder and former CEO and chairman John Schnatter following several controversial racially-tinged comments made by the company founder. Beckman and Eve Howard also advised Equifax on securities disclosures surrounding a data breach. Contacts in Washington DC include Alan Dye and Alex Bahn, both of whom are 'very responsive and provide sound, practical advice' on executive exits. In Baltimore, Amy Bowerman Freed advised 21st Century Fox on the SEC disclosure issues surrounding its sale to The Walt Disney Company. Brown-Forman Corporation is another client.

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