The Kansas City office opened on January 1, 2012 and enhances Hughes Hubbard’s U.S. litigation practice with additional experienced advocates, including trial counsel, and a significant presence in the Midwest.
The office opened with a full litigation capacity — five partners as well as 35 counsel, associates and analysts — and focuses on, among other types of litigation, product liability and toxic tort matters. Leading the office is William Allinder, a nationally known product liability defense lawyer who has substantial experience handling complex litigation and who has been a long-time national coordinating counsel and senior litigation advisor to our client Lorillard Tobacco Company. Other attorneys in Hughes Hubbard’s Kansas City office, including partners Gay Tedder, Jamie Clark and David Woods, have litigated cases in state and federal courts across the country and have major experience in large-scale, multi-defendant litigation. The office also has a strong white-collar criminal defense and corporate compliance capability, featuring John Wood, a former U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.
Hughes Hubbard has long had ties to the Kansas City area that pre-date the opening of this office. For years, the firm represented Hallmark Cards Inc. as well as its founders, the Hall family. The firm has also represented the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
The office was designed by legendary architect Mies van der Rohe and is strategically located in Crown Center. It is adjacent to two prestigious Kansas City hotels and overlooks Washington Park and the nearby Science City at Union Station.