Maria W. Boyce
Maria W. Boyce is a native Houstonian and a third-generation Texan. She is employed by Hogan Lovells LLP, leading the firm’s Litigation, Arbitration, and Employment Department, the largest in the firm. As an attorney, Boyce deals with complex commercial and intellectual property cases. As a female partner in a law firm since 1997, Boyce has had the opportunity to mentor many extraordinary women in what remains a male-dominated profession. She has been appointed to several leadership positions during her career and has pushed hard to create opportunities for women, minorities, and LGBT lawyers. She also dedicates significant time to mentoring and inspiring others. In just the past 18 months, she has published a chapter regarding expert witness testimony in well-recognized legal publication, Texas Business Litigation. She has also spoken on legal issues and developments to the Women’s Energy Network and the Texas Minority Counsel Program, a Texas Bar Association-sponsored seminar sponsored by the Texas Lawyer. Boyce’s trial results have been recognized in the American Lawyer, the National Law Journal’s “Top 100 Verdicts of 2012,” and the Texas Lawyer. She was also named one of Texas’ Top 50 Women Lawyers in 2013.