Class of 2020-2021
Eve N. Howard is a proven, senior leader and recognized expert with more than 30 years of experience in capital markets, strategic transactions, diversity and inclusion, risk management, corporate governance, and disclosure. In addition to serving as a trusted advisor to public company boards and executive management teams, Eve has considerable nonprofit board experience.
Eve is the Global Head of the Capital Markets practice at Hogan Lovells LLP, one of the world’s largest law firms with more than 2,600 lawyers and over $2.2 billion in revenues. Eve also serves on the global Corporate and Finance Leadership Team, a group that represents 45% of the firm’s total revenues. Prior to leading the Capital Markets practice, Eve served as Regional Managing Partner on her firm’s 13-member International Management Committee, which has responsibility for the strategic direction, management, and financial results of the firm as a whole. As Regional Managing Partner, Eve was responsible for managing 6 Americas offices (including the flagship DC office) and approximately 1,800 lawyers and business services personnel, representing more than 30% of firm revenues. As Regional Managing Partner, Eve oversaw growth in profits for her region of more than 20% during that period. In her various senior leadership roles, Eve has worked closely with teams throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia in order to help expand the business, profit, and revenues of the global firm and to set policies, manage risk and streamline operations.
Eve is a recognized expert in the field of debt capital markets and corporate governance. She represents both issuers and leading investment banking firms in the issuance of investment grade, high yield, and convertible notes offerings across a wide spectrum of industries in both public offerings and private placement transactions. Her industry experience is broad and includes an emphasis in the areas of health care, real estate, technology, media, aerospace and defense, life sciences, hospitality, and retail. For her work in the capital markets industry in 2020, Eve was one of six lawyers recognized nationally for the prestigious Law360 MVP award. Eve also routinely provides advice to senior management teams and boards on corporate governance matters and SEC disclosure and is a trusted advisor to executive management and boards of directors in structuring and negotiating sophisticated financing and strategic transactions.
Eve served as Chair of the Board of Lowell School, an independent K-8 school in Washington D.C., where she also served as a trustee for seven years, with other positions including Chair of the Trustees Committee, Executive Committee and Search Committee, Board Secretary and member of the Finance Committee and Strategic Planning Committee. During her tenure, the school hired a new Head of School, expanded into a Middle School, and financed and built new facilities. Eve also served as Vice Chair of the Board of the Edmund Burke School in DC, and spent seven years in various board roles, including Chair of the Trustees and Nominating Committee.
Eve has in-depth expertise on issues impacting diversity in the workplace. As a member of her firm’s National Diversity Committee, Eve has led firm-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. Eve has been recognized by the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance for her diversity and inclusion work and serves on their Advisory Board.
Eve is a graduate of Duke Law School and Dartmouth College.