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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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Edward Little

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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White Collar Group and Securities Litigation.


Partner at Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. Chair, White Collar Group; Co-Chair, Securities Litigation Group. Specializes in defense and trial of white-collar criminal cases charging securities fraud, FCPA violations, improper pharmaceutical marketing, government fraud, political corruption, tax violations, money laundering and related regulatory proceedings, civil litigation and internal investigations.


Partner, Hughes Hubbard (2003-present); Managing Partner of NY Office, Zuckerman Spaeder (1993-2003); Partner, Kavanagh Maloney (1989-1993); Assistant United States Attorney (Deputy Chief, Criminal Division), S.D.N.Y. (1982-89); Associate, White & Case (1974-1982).


Chambers USA in New York, Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations; Best Lawyers in America in White Collar Defense (2007-2013); SuperLawyers in White Collar Defense, Securities Litigation & Business Litigation (2006-2013).


Boston College Law School JD (1974) (Presidential Scholar; Executive Editor, Law Review); Boston College AB, Classics, magna cum laude (1970).

United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

'A pleasure to work with', the lawyers at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP have a real focus on representing financial services industry clients in both criminal and regulatory matters. According to one client, the team's 'strength in depth is remarkable and its ability to soak a case with talented resource is a standout feature'. The group is jointly led from New York by Edward Little (who 'engenders huge confidence in his clients and is trusted and feared by opponents') and 'creative-thinker' Marc Weinstein, whom clients praise as 'a strong courtroom advocate'. In one highlight, the duo represented former JP Morgan junior banker Julien Grout in connection with criminal and civil charges arising out of the London Whale scandal; a case that was dismissed by the DOJ and SEC. Weinstein is also representing Juan Angel Napout, former president of the South American Football Confederation and vice president of Fifa, in the sentencing phase of criminal proceedings in federal court in New York, and in an appeal at the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, arising from charges of bribery. Another key figure in the Washington DC office is John Wood. Further, the DC office was recently bolstered by the arrivals of Ryan Fayhee from Baker McKenzie LLP and Laura Perkins from the DOJ.

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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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