The law firm of Hogan Lovells announced via a press release Monday morning that it has expanded its offices in San Francisco and Silicon Valley by adding Corporate partners Nathaniel P. Gallon and Veronica K. McGregor.
“We are very excited to welcome Nate and Veronica to the corporate team,” Stuart Stein, the Global Co-head of the Hogan Lovells Corporate practice group, said. “Having two partners of this caliber join our strong corporate practice in Northern California is a powerful signal to the market of our commitment to Northern California, and the advantages of our global platform and client base. We will continue to expand with high quality colleagues who can support and grow our practice in our strategic priorities.”
Gallon focuses his practice on corporate and securities law. He has a focus on technology and works with start-ups and large public companies. He advises his clients on public and private offerings, venture capital financings, governance, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance and SEC matters. Gallon earned his law degree from Yale Law School and his B.A. from Yale University.
“I was drawn to the high quality of the Silicon Valley office coupled with Hogan Lovells’ global law platform and its expertise across practice areas,” said Gallon. “The integrated nature of the firm’s approach will allow me to bring to clients in this market a very powerful level of counsel that matches their ambitions.”
McGregor focuses her practice on virtual and crypto currency payments, mCommerce, stored value systems, Internet eCommerce attorney, mobile payments, consumer lending, anti-money laundering compliance, privacy, technology licensing and credit/debit networks. McGregor earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
“I am very impressed with Hogan Lovells’ deep global payments expertise, and the coordination that occurs across the firm, payments is increasingly global and it is critical to have not only domestic expertise, but international as well,” said McGregor. “I am particularly impressed by the collaboration between the bank regulatory group, technology practice, and privacy group which all provide high-quality service to clients. This sort of coordination is absolutely necessary for clients in the financial technology space.”
“Nate and Veronica are rising stars in important areas of the economy,” added Michael J. Shepard, Office Managing Partner for the two Northern California offices. “They fit perfectly with our approach of combining our global reach and regulatory expertise with top-notch local skill and knowledge.”
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