SAN FRANCISCO, 12 May 2014 – Hogan Lovells today announced the expansion of its San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices with the addition of Corporate partners Nathaniel P. Gallon and Veronica K. McGregor.

“We are very excited to welcome Nate and Veronica to the corporate team,” said Stuart Stein, Global Co-head of the Hogan Lovells Corporate practice group.  “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.”

“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.”

Gallon practices corporate and securities law, with a focus on technology, working with companies from start-ups to large public companies. He advises on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, public and private offerings, governance, SEC, and regulatory compliance. Gallon received his J.D. from Yale Law School and received 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’s practice focuses on payments including virtual and crypto currencies, mobile payments, mCommerce, eCommerce, stored value systems, consumer lending, privacy, anti-money laundering compliance, credit/debit networks, and technology licensing. McGregor received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the law review. 

“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.”

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