Law firm Hogan Lovells named John Duke office managing partner of its Philadelphia office.

Duke is a partner in the Corporate Transactional practice whose diverse corporate practice encompasses mergers and acquisitions, public equity offerings, joint ventures, corporate governance and public company compliance matters. He has advised on dozens of public offerings, including initial public offerings and other capital markets transactions, and has represented public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisition and carve-out transactions.

In his new role, Duke succeeds Ginny Gibson, a former federal prosecutor and the first Assistant U.S. Attorney and Civil Chief in two federal districts. Gibson will continue with the firm, defending clients under federal and state scrutiny against accusations of fraud and regulatory violations.

Last year, Hogan Lovells’ Philadelphia office won a high-profile victory on behalf of the City of Philadelphia against the Justice Department for attempting to block federal funding under the Byrne JAG program on account of its policies to protect immigrants.