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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Kevin Abikoff

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations; Securities Litigation.


Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Chairman, Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations Practice Group. Co-Chairman, Securities Litigation Practice Group. Firm Executive Committee Member.


Selected Previous Experience: Law Clerk, The Honorable Collins J. Seitz, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1988-1989; Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance, American General Corporation (AGC), 1998-2001.


Bar Admissions: District of Columbia, 1989; Texas, 2001; Pennsylvania, 1988. Professional Activities: Steering Committee Member, ABA International Law Section, Anti-Corruption Committee; Current Member, Certification Committee of ETHIC Intelligence International, Paris, France (First U.S. Member), 2010; Editorial Board, eSecurities (Leader Publications), 1998-2002; Editorial Board, Federal Regulation of Securities, (Lawyers Cooperative Publishing), 1994-1997; Member, Market Conduct Committee, American Council of Life Insurers, 1999-2001; Board of Directors, Holocaust Museum (Houston), 2000-2001; Board of Directors, Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, 1999-2001; Appointed first-ever external anti-corruption compliance monitor jointly appointed by U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, and U.K. Serious Fraud Office (with advice and approval of U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control) for a multinational specialty chemical manufacturer; Appointed independent anti-corruption compliance monitor by the United Nations for French-based inspection services company following debarment by the United Nations. Published Treatises: Anti-Corruption Law and Compliance: Guide to the FCPA and Beyond (Bloomberg BNA (forthcoming)); Corporate Governance: Avoiding and Responding to Misconduct (Law Journal-Seminars Press, July 2007 and updated semi-annually thereafter); Shareholder Derivative Litigation: Besieging the Board (Law Journal-Seminars Press, 1995 and updated semi-annually thereafter).


Boston University, College of Liberal Arts, B.A., 1985, Economics, summa cum laude with distinction; Columbia University School of Law, J.D., 1988 Law Review, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

United States: Dispute resolution

Securities litigation - defense

Within: Securities litigation - defense

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has been a prominent player in securities litigation for more than 40 years and has a reputation for defending public and private companies, registered securities broker-dealers, investors, directors and officers, underwriters and other professionals. It has a deep knowledge of the accounting sector and has handled enforcement, litigation and/or investigations for all of the Big Four. William Maguire and Edward Little in New York and Washington DC-based Kevin Abikoff lead the practice. Among the partners recommended in New York are Sarah Cave, who defended the audit committee chair of a publicly traded fintech company against putative federal securities class action claims; and Neil Oxford, who assisted Maguire with the defense of a Lehman Brothers Inc trustee. In DC, William Stein represented the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in matters arising out of bank failures in the credit crisis.

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