Former Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells
David Harris was Co-CEO and Managing Partner of Hogan Lovells, a leading global law firm, for nearly 10 years. He retired from Hogan Lovells at the end of June 2014, having been with the firm for 32 years, 28 years as a partner.
David led the firm through a significant period of change and international expansion, including devising and implementing the strategy for the largest transatlantic merger undertaken in the legal sector. He also drove significant improvements in business performance, transformed the approach to business development and client relationship management and enhanced the profile and standing of the firm in the market.
Following the merger which created Hogan Lovells, David was awarded Management Partner of the Year Award by Legal Business and Partner of the Year Award by The Lawyer.
Prior to assuming a full time management role, David was a capital markets practitioner specialising in structured finance and securitisation.
David has had a longstanding involvement in diversity issues and was actively engaged in promoting and implementing gender diversity initiatives within the firm. He has also been active in mentoring lawyers and business services professionals at key points in their careers.
David has also had a key role in promoting and encouraging a wide range of Citizenship activities, particularly in the areas of gender diversity, social mobility and community volunteering.
David went to King Edward’s School in Birmingham and has a London University law degree. He is married with four children. He is a keen sportsman and musician, devoting time to polo, skiing and honing his guitar skills.