HOUSTON 23 January 2014 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Bruce Oakley, a Partner in the Litigation practice, was recently named Managing Partner of the firm’s Houston Office.

“This is an exciting time of growth for Hogan Lovells, not only in Houston, but globally” said Oakley. “I look forward to serving as office Managing Partner as we continue to meet the diverse needs of our clients and work together to add to our substantial global energy practice.”

Hogan Lovells’ Houston office provides sophisticated litigation and transactional experience to those companies settled in the energy capital of the world. Our litigators have deep experience and are adept at resolving complicated disputes both locally and abroad. The Houston office’s transactional lawyers have vast experience in acquiring, developing, financing, and selling energy and infrastructure projects and companies and in negotiating long-term supply and hedging agreements.

About Bruce Oakley

Bruce Oakley focuses his practice on the litigation and arbitration of complex international disputes, primarily on behalf of energy clients and also has extensive experience representing clients in multiparty litigation, including class action and shareholder derivative litigation.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Bruce was a Texas state court judge.

About Hogan Lovells

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