Hogan Lovells has announced that Michael Kuh has joined the firm as a partner in the corporate practice in New York. Kuh has represented some of the country’s largest sports organizations in major transactions. He also represents clients in M&A and corporate matters in the entertainment, technology, ecommerce, fintech and private equity sectors.
Kuh was previously at Latham & Watkins, where he advised athletic teams, leagues, and major international sports bodies, including the United States Olympic Committee and the International Olympic Committee. Kuh was the lead outside counsel guiding the establishment of the National Women’s Soccer League. He has particular experience in bidding for and hosting international sporting events. He was the lead lawyer in New York City’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, and more recently represented the bid committee in the successful United Bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup.
“Having worked across the table from Hogan Lovells on significant transactions, I am very happy to be joining the corporate team in New York, as well as to be working with the firm’s stellar national sports transactions team,” Kuh said.
Craig Umbaugh, Hogan Lovells partner and chair of the firm’s Sports and Recreational Facilities practice, said Kuh’s hiring made a “great deal of sense from a strategic perspective,” especially as Hogan “continues to expand its presence in the sports industry.”
Kuh earned his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1994 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 2003.