Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a law firm with more than 30 different practices and offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, Paris and Tokyo. Our diverse practice is grouped into five departments: Corporate, Corporate Reorganization, International Trade, Litigation, and Tax & Employee Benefits/Trust & Estates. Departments are further broken down into practice groups, such as Mergers & Acquisitions for example, in the case of the Corporate Department or Securities Litigation in the case of the Litigation Departments, although all lawyers in a practice group are available to work on matters in other areas.
Included among our clients are domestic and foreign corporations, financial institutions, investment banking firms, partnerships and individuals, and many clients in the public and non-profit sectors. Some of our more recent matters have included: representation of The Trustee appointed by the court to liquidate Lehman Brothers Inc., the largest bankruptcy proceeding in history, and MF Global Inc., also among the top ten bankruptcies in history; representation of Merck in Vioxx litigation including the negotiation of a groundbreaking settlement of nearly 60,000 claims; representation of the Big Four Accounting Firms in some of the largest and most complex securities litigations of the last decade as well as claims arising from the financial crisis such as the Madoff and Petters Ponzi schemes, representation of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) in negotiations and test-case litigation involving cable television and on-line service uses of music; representation of Goldman Sachs in aviation finance deals; representation of Lorillard in tobacco and healthcare litigation, representation of Viacom and CBS in a wide variety of corporate transactions including the disposition of Viacom's cable business and purchases and sales of broadcast television stations.
Our Firm is committed to the professional growth and development of each associate. Associates in the New York office are urged to elect direct assignment to one of the Firm’s departments, but discretionary rotations between two departments are permitted during their first year. Associates in other offices typically are hired for one department. Associates can expect to work on a variety of matters that are staffed to provide a close working relationship with partners and clients. Each associate is encouraged to develop his or her individual talents with a view to taking on additional responsibilities as rapidly as possible.
Our summer program is designed to ensure that each summer associate receives a variety of projects and is exposed to as many people and aspects of the practice as possible. If time and work permit, interested summer associates have the opportunity to work in one of our other offices.
The New York office plans to hire approximately 15 associates in the fall of 2017 and approximately 15 summer associates for our 2017 summer program. Our other offices also offer summer associate programs and the number of attorneys they recruit varies by office. When recruiting lawyers, we seek those whose academic performance, energy, personality and character indicate that they possess the ability and desire to meet the challenges presented by our practice and are prepared to develop rapidly and assume responsibility at an early stage.