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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Since 1888, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has carried the torch for innovation in the legal industry. The firm’s distinguished history began with founder Charles Evans Hughes, future Governor, Secretary of State, and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. From the beginning, Hughes Hubbard’s goals have always been the same, to do everything we can in support of our clients and to always to do more than is expected of us. At the turn of the twentieth century, a time when most Wall Street firms were focused only on securities work, our founder, Charles Evans Hughes, decided that the firm should partner with its clients in order to meet all of their legal needs. From the start we handled international matters. Our international footprint and collaborative skills enable us to protect our client’s interests in critical disputes around the world. Hughes’ value of client service and his novel thinking about the practice of law have been passed down through generations of the firm’s lawyers. Each of our highly esteemed practices is committed to providing superior, individualized service and adding value to our clients.

Like Hughes, who earned trusted adviser status by immersing himself in his clients’ businesses, we are known for our strong commitment and dedication to our clients. Every attorney in the firm understands that the practice of law requires extensive knowledge, outstanding skills and unwavering responsiveness. We also recognize that it takes more than smart lawyering to cultivate and maintain lasting relationships, which is why some of our client relationships have lasted for more than half a century.

We do best with clients who want to team up with a law firm.

Clients regularly seek our help for their most important matters. In the Vioxx litigation for Merck, we served as co-national counsel. We represent the SIPA Trustee for the liquidations of Lehman Brothers and MF Global. We represent all of the Big Four accounting firms, many of the world’s leading financial institutions and numerous Fortune 500 clients. We also represent sovereign nations such as the Government of Canada in what The Economist called “the biggest trade battle on the planet.”


We’ve always had a commitment to things larger than our own pocketbooks.

Hughes Hubbard’s unwavering commitment to diversity and pro bono has distinguished the firm since its inception. From Charles Evans Hughes who campaigned vigorously for women’s suffrage in his run for the U.S. presidency in 1916 to Candace Beinecke, who became the first woman to chair a major New York law firm in 1999, to topping The American Lawyer’s Pro Bono Scorecard, a steadfast commitment to these core values is part of our DNA and has guided the firm’s practice from its beginnings to the present day.

We want to practice only in areas where we can add value

At Hughes Hubbard we strive to provide unparalleled service and exceed client expectations in the most complex legal matters. Our areas of practice include, among others, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and security law, corporate reorganization, commercial litigation, international arbitration, product liability, antitrust, intellectual property, internal investigations and ethics compliance, international trade, labor, employee benefits and tax. Our approach also includes holistic approaches to specific industry sectors, such as: energy, financial institutions, gaming, life sciences, media and entertainment and transportation.

At Hughes Hubbard lawyers like to work hard and they like hard work. Our clients don’t hire us to do what’s easy. We have more than 350 lawyers practicing across the United States from offices in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Miami, Los Angeles, and Kansas City; in Europe through the firm’s Paris office; and in Asia from our Tokyo office.

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