Three top attorneys have been added to the bench of international law firm Hogan Lovells. The trio, Maria Boyce, Jennifer Smith, and Cristina Rodriguez will be joining the Litigation and Arbitration practice group as partners in the firm’s Houston office.
Stephen Immelt, CEO of Hogan Lovells, lauded the firm’s new appointments, and said the trio Boyce, Smith and Rodriguez will add to Hogan Lovells’ diverse, collaborative, and client-centered team.
“Houston is critical for many of our energy clients in Texas and international clients in Latin America and beyond. We welcome Maria, Jennifer, and Cristina and the ability they bring to serve clients in this important market,” added Immelt. Hogan Lowells has 41 offices plus five associates around the globe with over 2,500 lawyers.
Boyce, a highly respected and experienced trial lawyer, focuses on complex commercial litigation and intellectual property litigation. She has tried fraud, contract, patent infringement, trade secrets, and products liability cases within the energy and technology sectors to juries throughout the United States. Boyce earned a B.A. cum laude from Connecticut College and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Ranked in Chambers Global, Smith concentrates her practice on complex international arbitration and international dispute resolution. She is a Qualified Solicitor in England and Wales and, having spent eight years of her career in London, and brings a great deal of experience in resolution of cross-border disputes arising out of international contracts in many industries, including energy, petrochemicals, shipping and technology. Smith earned a B.A magna cum laude from Wellesley College and a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law.
Fluent in Spanish, Rodriguez has built a strong practice in professional liability, employment, commercial and securities litigation both in state and federal courts. Her practice includes internal investigations and labor and employment counseling. Rodriguez represented businesses that operate in Mexico, South America and Central America. She earned a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Miami and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.