Joseph E. Gilligan, Esq.
Joe Gilligan is a Partner at Hogan Lovells and Heads the Corporate Practice Group for the Americas and also serves as Co-Chair of the firm's U.S. M&A committee.
He regularly represents publicly and privately held companies, boards of directors, strategic investors, and special committees in all types of M&A transactions.
Clients also depend on him to handle a variety of other corporate matters, including financings, governance, and disclosure issues.
As co-director of Hogan Lovells' activist investor practice, he also assists clients in preparing for, engaging with, and defending against activist shareholders.
In M&A matters, Joe has in-depth experience advising clients on public and private mergers, tender offers, and going private transactions, as well as proxy contests, strategic investments, and cross-border acquisitions.
He helps acquiring and target companies, as well as special committees of independent directors, in connection with hostile and unsolicited takeover proposals and anti-takeover defenses.
Joe serves as primary outside counsel to a number of public and privately held companies, and he regularly counsels boards of directors on corporate governance issues, fiduciary duties matters (both generally and in the M&A and activist shareholder contexts), and compliance with U.S. federal securities laws.
In addition to regularly representing life sciences and healthcare companies in transactional matters, Joe has substantial experience in technology, media, and telecom (TMT); aerospace, defense, and government (ADG); energy; and industrial and consumer goods.
Joe is frequently recognized as a top lawyer in his field by Chambersand the Legal 500. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches the course "Takeovers, Mergers & Acquisitions."