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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP - New York
  • One Battery Park Plaza
  • New York
  • New York
  • USA
  • NY 10004-1482
  • Tel:+1 212 837 6000
  • Fax:+1 212 422 4726
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  • Chair: Candace Krugman Beinecke
  • Managing Partner: Theodore V H Mayer
  • Offices: New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City
  • International offices: Paris and Tokyo

Firm Overview:
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm founded in 1888 by the renowned jurist and statesman Charles Evans Hughes. It has been ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Hughes Hubbard has a diverse and international Antitrust Practice. The firm counsels clients on all aspects of antitrust law, including cartel-related criminal grand jury investigations, class action litigation, and representing parties before government enforcement agencies (both US and EU) in conduct-related investigations. The firm provides antitrust advice to clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions and day-to-day antitrust counseling on compliance issues, including pricing, distribution, and standard-setting and other IP-related issues.

Hughes Hubbard has had a leading Aviation Practice for over 40 years. The firm represents leading airlines, investment banks, leasing companies, hedge funds, and other financial institutions in both domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm has a deep understanding of all manner of aviation finance structures and has been involved in many ‘first-inkind’ transactions. The practice covers all aspects of the aviation business, including financings, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, workouts and bankruptcies, interairline matters, leasing and litigation.

Hughes Hubbard’s corporate clients include some of the world’s largest domestic and multinational companies. Attorneys in the M&A Practice represent public and private companies in all varieties of stock and asset acquisitions and dispositions, including the full range of public company matters such as hostile takeovers and proxy fights. Attorneys in the M&A Practice also represent special committees of boards of directors in connection with exploration of strategic alternatives and review of going private and related-party transactions. The M&A Practice handles joint ventures and other strategic alliances, including those involving cross-border transactions. Attorneys in the Securities and Capital Markets Practice represent issuers and underwriters in public and private equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings and equipment financings. The firm also has a strong Banking and Finance Practice which represents numerous financial institutions in syndicated lending, project finance, regulatory matters and derivatives.

Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy:
This practice is multidisciplinary, with deep and broad experience, including the ongoing liquidations of Lehman Brothers Inc. and MF Global Inc., the largest and eighth largest bankruptcies in history. With over 40 attorneys across five offices, the group represents financial institutions and companies as debtors and creditors in judicial and out-of-court restructurings and related workouts and litigation. The group has particular experience in financial insolvency, cross-border restructuring, asset sales, and secured and unsecured creditors’ rights.

International Trade:
Hughes Hubbard provides comprehensive legal advice to clients on matters involving the entire spectrum of international trade and investment issues faced by governments, multinational corporations and trade associations. The group’s practice includes: export controls and economic sanctions, trade remedies, market access, customs counseling, antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and counseling, WTO and NAFTA dispute avoidance and resolution, investment arbitration, state-to-state arbitration, and anti-corruption and internal investigations.

Intellectual Property:
The Intellectual Property Practice advises on patents, trademarks, licenses, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. The group counsels clients on a wide range of IP matters in corporate transactions, licensing programs, product development and clearance programs, litigation and arbitration.

Litigation has always been a cornerstone of Hughes Hubbard’s practice with the firm’s reputation recognized both nationally and internationally by the world’s leading legal publications. The firm has the resources and capacity to play virtually any role including: trial, appellate and class action litigators; a dedicated eDiscovery and document management group; and national coordinating experience in many complex cases. The firm has an active general Commercial Litigation Practice. Other major areas include antitrust; appellate; arbitration and ADR; art law; bankruptcy; environmental; financial services and banking; insurance coverage; intellectual property and technology; labor and employment; not-for-profit; product liability and toxic torts; professional liability; securities and white collar crime and corporate compliance.

Labor & Employment:
Attorneys are well versed in the full range of employment litigation and issues on behalf of employers including collective bargaining, unfair labor practices, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, wage and hour and noncompetition agreements.

Real Estate:
The firm’s global Real Estate Practice has clients from a diversity of industries and covers every aspect of real estate and hospitality-related transactions.

New Media:
The practice combines the resources and experience of a traditional law firm with an understanding and passion for today’s cutting-edge technologies to assist clients in navigating the new realities and challenges arising from this shifting landscape. Attorneys advise clients on matters in the areas of digital media and the Internet, entertainment and technology and information security.

Attorneys in this area are involved in complex cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, multinational joint ventures, and financings. The firm’s employee benefits attorneys, who are part of the Tax Group, handle all aspects of employee pensions, executive compensation and ERISA work.


  • One Battery Park Plaza,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10004-1482
  • Tel +1 212 837 6000
  • Fax +1 212 422 4726
  • Website : www.hugheshubbard.com