Mr Kevin Abikoff > Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20006-2401
United States

Work Department

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.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > Securities litigation: defense

The securities litigation practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP has ‘deep subject matter expertise and an ability to analyze quickly and give practical, user-friendly advice, and offers a successful record in representing corporations, directors and officers, and broker-dealers in securities class actions, shareholder derivative litigation, investigations, criminal prosecutions, and administrative proceedings. It is particularly well known for its knowledge of the accounting sector, having advised leading accounting firms on litigation and investigation by the SEC, PCAOB and state accountancy boards. Kevin Abikoff in Washington DC and New York-based partners William Maguire , who exhibits a ‘measured and practical approach to nuanced issues and a deep understanding of the commercial realities’, and Marc Weinstein lead the practice.