We have advised not-for-profit clients on a wide range of subjects, including:
• affirmative action
• art law
• charitable giving
• executive compensation
• government regulation
• intellectual property
• employee benefits and compensation
• intercollegiate athletics
• faculty promotion and tenure
• First Amendment and other constitutional issues
• gifts and bequests
• internal investigations
• real estate and leasing
• sexual harassment
• student conduct and discipline
• tax-related matters
• tort liability
Our long-term relationships with not-for-profit clients have given us an appreciation for the special character of these institutions -- their governance and structure, the importance of donor support, the roles of faculties, students, and alumni in academic institutions, and the impact of media attention enable us to provide advice and representation that is responsive to client needs.
We have represented not-for-profit organizations in litigation involving many high-profile and constitutional issues in trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Whether prevailing on a motion to dismiss, negotiating a favorable settlement, trying a case, preparing a Supreme Court amicus curiae brief, or representing a client at any stage in between, Hughes Hubbard has a proven track record of obtaining positive results for its clients in critical cases. Perhaps more importantly, Hughes Hubbard lawyers have counseled not-for-profit clients in numerous instances on strategies for avoiding litigation.
Members of the Not-for-Profit Practice Group include two Fellows in the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers, a former President of The Legal Aid Society, Chair of the Federal Defenders of New York, Inc., a former co-chair of the National Association of College and University Attorneys' Section on Museums and Collections, a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a former Chief of the Environmental Protection Unit of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, a Director of the Merchants House Museum, Inc., a former Trustee and former Vice Chairman of the Board of the Pratt Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, and a member of the Board of Directors of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
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