Bruce Gilchrist Takes Reins as Hogan Lovells Global Citizenship Chair

Washington D.C., 13 December 2016 – Hogan Lovells' Corporate and Securities practice partner Bruce Gilchrist will be taking on the role of Global Citizenship Chair on January 1, 2017. For the past 12 years, Gilchrist has served as the pro bono coordinator for corporate transactional matters in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and has also been actively involved in a wide range of pro bono matters.

"Pro bono and community investment activities have provided some of my most fulfilling experiences at Hogan Lovells," said Gilchrist.  "I've had the satisfaction of making a difference at the individual level — whether helping an Ethiopian family receive political asylum after the revolution in the early 1980s or working with my colleagues to fix up homes in Washington, D.C. I look forward to building on the program's success and fostering its expansion. And I've had the privilege of working on matters with broader impact, like helping the Liberian government negotiate its natural resource contracts as the country struggles to recover from a devastating civil war."

He will be replacing Crispin Rapinet and Michael Williams, who led the firmwide Citizenship program through significant growth. Of note, they successfully launched Hogan Lovells' ground-breaking Global Citizenship Policy, which asks everyone at the firm to devote at least 25 hours a year to Citizenship activities. Additionally, they crafted and executed the firm's the Empowering Girls and Women Initiative — a commitment to empower, educate, protect, and advance the right of girls and women around the world.

"We thank Crispin and Michael for all they have accomplished during their time as co-chairs of the program," said Hogan Lovells CEO Steve Immelt. "Bruce, who has led significant citizenship efforts in the past, will continue to drive our already important efforts throughout the firm and across all five strands of Citizenship — Pro Bono, Community Investment, Matched Giving, Sustainability, and Diversity & Inclusion."

Since 2010, employees at Hogan Lovells have donated their time, skills, experience, and funds to individuals, charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises alike, working both with local communities and global organizations to influence change.

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