For Liz Titus, the competitive nature of litigation is part of the fun, but she always prefers to achieve a satisfactory result through other means when possible.
“I do litigation, and there’s part of me that loves the fight and loves that challenge,” she said. “But at the end, it’s always better to resolve things — whether you settle or come to an agreement or create a plan. That’s always more satisfying work, and I’m lucky enough to be able to do both.”
Titus, counsel at Hogan Lovells, started with the firm in 2013. She fell into energy law when a litigator position came open in her previous firm’s natural resources practice group. She wanted to get to the bottom of the “overarching fear” of oil and gas development and said in order to do that, she had to understand the industry better.
“I learned pretty quickly that to really be a good advocate, you have to understand your client’s business and their business objectives,” Titus said.