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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 344
  • Gross Revenues: $365,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,060,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $1,730,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 9

Hughes Hubbard & Reed is a New York-based law firm with several offices worldwide. The firm ranked 91st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 rankings of firms with $298,500,000 in gross revenue in 2010. With 300 attorneys, the firm placed 144th on the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings of firms based on size. Hughes Hubbard has appeared on the Am Law rankings of firms by revenue since 1986. Practice areas include antitrust, corporate, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, and tax. In addition to its New York headquarters, Hughes & Hubbard locations include Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Paris and Tokyo.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 80 9 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 80 9 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 142 2 Lawyer head count
The A-List 1 0 Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 2 13 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 12 -6 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 10 1 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey 10 21 Summer programs

In the News

Long-Serving Yale GC Announces Retirement

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 24, 2014

Dorothy Robinson, Yale University's top legal officer for the past 28 years, is leaving her post in August.

Sessner v. Merck Sharp & Dohme

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Appellate Panel Issues Emphatic Reminder To Attorneys of Duty to Timely Advise Court of Settlement

D.C. Federal Judges Honor Law Firm Pro Bono Service

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 23, 2014

Federal judges in Washington gathered Wednesday to honor 30 law firms where at least 40 percent of all lawyers performed at least 50 hours of pro bono service last year.

Fosamax Case Lawyers Chided for Late Notice to Court of Settlement

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Lawyers in a bellwether case over Merck & Co.'s osteoporosis drug Fosamax draw a New Jersey appellate panel's rebuke for having waited four months to notify the court that the case had settled.

Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

The government said it expects the trial of Dewey & LeBoeuf's former leaders to take more than four months, and that one likely witness is John Altorelli, a former Dewey executive committee member who is now a partner at DLA Piper.

Head of IP at Altera Moves to Dolby Labs

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 22, 2014

Brian Way will oversee patent licensing and advise on IP strategy.

Prosecution Says Dewey Trial Could Last Several Months

Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

If and when the criminal case against three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders and a low-level firm employee, former partner John Altorelli is among those likely to be called as a prosecution witness.

Entertainment Matters: Belafonte Settles With King Heirs

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A suit over MLK memorabilia ends, Katherine Heigl taps Ballard Spahr and CBS stays in-house to lock in late night.

Animal Rights Groups Oppose $25M Fee Request in Circus Litigation

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 10, 2014

Lawyers for animal rights groups that unsuccessfully sued the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus called the producer's petition for $25 million in legal fees "ridiculous" and "unconscionable" in court papers this week.

Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Engle Woes

Julie Triedman : The National Law Journal : January 07, 2014

After several previous efforts fell flat, cigarette companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their latest batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week. In nine new petitions for certiorari, they argue that the Florida courts are violating their due process rights, and that "billions of dollars are at risk in what amounts to little more than legal poker."

Ex-Dewey Partners Settle Trustee's Clawback Claims

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Ex-partners targeted in clawback litigation declined to join a $71 million settlement struck in 2012 between 400 of their former colleagues and the Dewey bankruptcy estate. Although several have now settled, about 20 clawback suits are pending.

Cigarette Makers Launch New Bid to End Woes

Julie Triedman : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Tobacco companies facing thousands of smoker lawsuits in Florida filed their ninth batch of U.S. Supreme Court petitions last week, claiming the Florida courts are trampling on their constitutional rights in the so-called Engle progeny litigation.

Guilty Pleas Detail Accounting Fraud at Dewey & LeBoeuf

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 31, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Judge Unseals Guilty Pleas of Six More Dewey Staffers

Julie Triedman and Christine Simmons : The Am Law Daily : January 28, 2014

A day after ex-Dewey & LeBoeuf finance director Francis Canellas' guilty plea to second-degree grand larceny became public, the pleas of six other former firm employees who have admitted committing crimes related to Dewey's accounting practices were unsealed Friday.

Dewey Finance Director Pleads to Misleading Banks, Others

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

As part of the investigation into alleged criminal conduct that led to Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy, the firm's former finance director Francis Canellas pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree last month, according to documents unsealed Thursday in New York Supreme Court.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

No case, big problem ... Capital calls ... Boies wins!

Judge Allows Discovery to Proceed in Dewey Bankruptcy

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

Bankruptcy attorneys representing two of the criminally charged former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders lost a bid to stay discovery of a trustee and a creditor's suit against their clients, as Southern District Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn made his intent clear Thursday.

Federal Circuit OKs $12 Million Fee Award in Qualcomm Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

A damning e-mail helped Cooley's Steven Strauss establish that a Hughes Hubbard client went after Qualcomm despite having "no case."

Federal Circuit OKs $12 Million Fee Award in 'Exceptional' Patent Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Damning email helped Cooley's Steven Strauss establish that a Hughes Hubbard client went after Qualcomm despite having "no case."

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud

Ed Shanahan : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

After a nearly two year investigation, the former leaders of Dewey & LeBoeuf, ex-chairman, Steven Davis; former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

Ex-Dewey Leaders Charged With Fraud, Theft

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Following a nearly two-year investigation that began as Dewey & LeBoeuf spiraled toward death, its former chairman, Steven Davis; its former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine; and its ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, were accused Thursday of "concocting and overseeing a massive effort to cook the books" at the firm.

On the Scene at the Dewey Perp Walk

Sara Randazzo and Julie Triedman : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2014

Clad in suits and handcuffs, former Dewey & LeBoeuf executives Steven Davis, Stephen DiCarmine and Joel Sanders, along with former Dewey accounting employee Zachary Warren, filed into a downtown Manhattan courtroom Thursday to plead not guilty to multiple counts of fraud related to the firm's 2012 collapse.

Social Media Creates Complex Ethical Issues

Mark A. Berman : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

In a column on Technology and Ethics, Mark A. Berman of Ganfer & Shore and co-author Ignatius A. Grande of Hughes Hubbard & Reed discuss some of the issues raised by hypothetical scenarios posed by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association during its January 2014 Annual Meeting CLE entitled "Social Media in Your Practice: The Ethics of Investigation, Marketing, and More."

Court Blocks Suit for Third-Party Litigation Violation

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A shell company that sought to profit from a failed investment portfolio built on mortgage-backed securities has no standing to sue the investment manager because its motive for suing violates New York's champerty doctrine, a Manhattan state court judge ruled.

Judge Dismisses MBS Case on Champerty Grounds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2014

A shell company that sought to profit from a failed investment portfolio built on mortgage-backed securities has no standing to sue the investment manager because its motive for suing violates New York's champerty doctrine, a Manhattan state court judge ruled.

Judge Dismisses MBS Case on Champerty Grounds

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2014

A shell company that sought to profit from a failed investment portfolio built on mortgage-backed securities has no standing to sue the investment manager because its motive for suing violates New York's champerty doctrine, a Manhattan state court judge ruled.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 24, 2014

Geoffrey Willis joins the Brown Rudnick's environmental and real estate practices in the Irvine, Calif., office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

Q&A: Daniel Wiig and Rosa Castello

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 24, 2014

Law schools may offer a host of legal skills courses, but one devoted solely to practicing in New York's Commercial Division? Not so much--until this year, when St. John's University School of Law introduced a new, upper-level, one-credit course called, "Litigation in New York's Commercial Division."

Asia Deal Digest: February 20, 2014

Anna Zhang : The Asian Lawyer : January 20, 2014

* Weil and MoFo on Chinese consortium's $2.5 billion logistics investment* Clifford Chance advising China's Dongfeng Motor Group on a proposed $1.1 billion investment in French automaker Peugeot* Herbert Smith Freehills and Baker & McKenzie on $1.37 billion Aussie utility deal

The Churn: L&E Defections at Paul Hastings, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 07, 2014

Three New York–based Paul Hastings labor and employment partners jump to Proskauer Rose, and a fourth joins Ogletree in Atlanta; Foley & Lardner adds two partners and an of counsel in Miami; and a Kirkland partner becomes chair of Winston & Strawn's West Coast private equity practice.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Shook Hardy Revenue, Profits Dip

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 04, 2014

Shook, Hardy & Bacon's financials fell in 2013 in every major metric, including a 2.7 percent drop in revenue from the previous year, to $308.5 million. Even so, firm chair John Murphy insists Shook Hardy is right where he'd like it to be.

Establishing a sense of credibility

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A game of three-dimensional chess. That's how Kenneth Lee described the multibillion-dollar battle between the trustee of Lehman Brothers Inc. and the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Leading M&A Transactions-Target or Acquirer Based in N.J.-2013

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 10, 2014

Leading M&A transactions with the target or acquirer based in N.J. in 2013.

Overseas Bribery Prosecutions to Stay Strong, Firms Say

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 09, 2014

Three new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reports from Gibson Dunn, Hughes Hubbard and Shearman & Sterling say that prosecution of corporations for overseas bribery will continue at a healthy clip in 2014, with increasing criminal penalties and more cooperation from other countries.

Firm Reports Predict Big FCPA Prosecutions in 2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 08, 2014

Prosecution of corporations for overseas bribery will continue at a healthy clip in 2014, with increasing criminal penalties and more cooperation from other countries, according to new Foreign Corrupt Practices Act reports from three law firms.

Firm Reports Predict Big FCPA Prosecutions in 2014

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 07, 2014

JPMorgan, FDIC Clash Over WaMu Liabilities

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 19, 2013

JPMorgan Chase & Co. this week sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., arguing that the bank regulator is on the hook for massive liabilities incurred by Washington Mutual Inc.

Season's Joy

Jack McCoy : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

For the 31st year, The Legal Aid Society has sponsored a holiday party for homeless and other vulnerable children and their families; 500 attended the event on Dec. 12 in Synod Hall on the grounds of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Courts, Not Arbitrator, to Distribute Nortel's $7.5 Bil. in Assets

Jeff Mordock : Delaware Business Court Insider : January 11, 2013

The distribution of the $7.5 billion in cash raised by insolvent Nortel Networks Inc. during an asset auction will be decided by joint proceedings in the Delaware and Canadian courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has ruled in a precedential opinion.

Merck Settles Claims Over Side Effects of Fosamax

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2013

In a statement Monday, Merck said it is paying $27.7 million in the proposed settlement of all existing product liability cases alleging that Fosamax causes osteonecrosis of the jaw.

Magic Circle Firms Lead on Global Chemical Deals

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 05, 2013

Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance have grabbed lead roles on a pair of large chemical industry mergers, while Covington & Burling, Weil, Gotshal & Manges and leading Australian firm Allens are advising on several other notable transactions in the same sector.

Suit Details Ex-Dewey Leaders' Lucrative Pay Pacts

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2013

Following a tradition of making key court filings in tandem with major holidays, Dewey & LeBoeuf's bankruptcy advisers hit the firm's former executive director, Stephen DiCarmine, and ex-chief financial officer, Joel Sanders, with a Thanksgiving eve suit aimed at recovering nearly $22 million from the pair.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

: New York Law Journal : January 25, 2013

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal: "More Reasons to Arbitrate in the Big Apple," "The Interplay of Restrictive Covenants, Preliminary Injunctions and Arbitration," "Mediation and Marketing: Complementary Skills" and "Supreme Court and Arbitrability: The Arbitrator as Gatekeeper."

Supreme Court and Arbitrability: The Arbitrator as Gatekeeper

John Fellas : New York Law Journal : January 25, 2013

John Fellas, a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed, writes: Recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions show that, over the last decade or so, the court has been gradually reshaping the legal landscape to grant more authority to arbitrators to resolve questions of arbitrability and to make it harder, in some circumstances, to argue that certain of those questions should be resolved by courts.

Q&A: Mark A. Berman

Jeff Storey : New York Law Journal : January 15, 2013

The co-chair of the new social media committee of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the NYSBA discusses with the New York Law Journal the committee's work to educate attorneys about the promise and peril of social media and to have a voice in the resolution of issues that stem from its use.

Former Dewey Leader Hires Criminal Defense Lawyer

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2013

In a sign that at least one member of the management troika that ran Dewey & LeBoeuf may harbor concerns about being targeted in any criminal prosecution related to the firm's collapse, former Dewey executive director Stephen DiCarmine has retained Bryan Cave white-collar partner Austin Campriello to represent him in several Dewey-related matters.

Representing Corporate New Jersey

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 15, 2013

In-House Counsel's Role in Framing Cybersecurity Strategy

Alice Lin Geene : Corporate Counsel : January 06, 2013

The U.S. government's Cybersecurity Framework has strengthened the corporate counsel's already important position as a key member of the management team.

Editor's Note: Our Story Is Our Readers' Story

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

INADMISSIBLE: Legal Fee Fight is Next Act in Circus Suit

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Norton Rose Fulbright's hourly rates are the latest sideshow to litigation over how Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus treats its elephants. Plus more in this week's column.

JPMorgan Deal's Costly Side Effects

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

As JPMorgan Chase & Co. hammers out a $13 billion settlement with the government, the bank has more to worry about than paying Uncle Sam and consumers. Any settlement would also have direct repercussions in a $10 billion lawsuit Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed over shoddy assets.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

Ten firms announce new additions, among other news.