The former head of Hogan Lovells’ Baltimore office has been recommended as the new CEO of the global law firm.
Steve Immelt also served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Maryland from 1979 through 1983. Immelt was managing partner at the firm’s Baltimore office for 10 years.
Immelt is currently serving as global co-head of litigation at the law firm and would take over the CEO position from Co-CEOs Warren Gorrell and David Harris in July 2014.
The firm’s partners will vote on Immelt’s appointment.
“The firm is in a very strong position, our best ever,” Immelt said in a firm news release. “If elected, it will be a privilege to succeed David and Warren. We are recognized as one of the world’s leading law firms with unique strengths in many practices and industry sectors, a focus on understanding our clients’ business needs; and providing creative insight and practical solutions across our geographic reach.”
Hogan Lovells was created on May 1, 2010 with the combination of U.S.-based Hogan & Hartson and Europe-based Lovells.