Annual Review

Our 2021 Year in Review

A Message from the Chair

2021 was a very successful year for Hughes Hubbard on all fronts. But our most important metric is the results we achieve for our clients. By that measure, 2021 was an outstanding year. We achieved important wins for our clients, many in extraordinarily complex or new areas of law, and we continued our track record for success and incredible teamwork despite the continued obstacles in an ongoing pandemic.

We also continued to focus on our core strengths while building resources in areas where we believe we add value. Our ability to focus on our clients’ needs is due in no small part to the deep bench we have built. With that in mind, we are thrilled about the exceptionally talented lawyers we promoted internally and attracted laterally.

In May, we added Charles Wachsstock to our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group in New York, Monique Figueiredo to the Labor and Employment practice in Paris, and Thomas Healey to the Aviation Finance group in Washington, D.C.; in June, Remy Gerbay joined the Arbitration practice in Washington, and the Mergers & Acquisitions group in New York expanded with the addition of corporate partners Scott Naturman and Constantine (Gus) Petropoulos; in October, Christine Kang joined the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice in New York; and in December and this past January, Kenyen Brown and Kevin Carroll joined the White Collar & Regulatory Defense and Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations groups in the Washington, D.C. office.

We also promoted a diverse new class of partners and counsel. The new partners are M. Shams Billah in Banking & Financial Services, Erin Diers in Corporate Reorganization & Bankruptcy, and Amina Hassan in Litigation in the New York office, and Marie-Agnès Nicolas in Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations in the Paris office; and our new counsel are Jan Dunin-Wasowicz in Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations in the Paris office, Tyler Grove in International Trade in the Washington, D.C. office, and Malik Havalic in Litigation and Alexander Rahn in Corporate in the New York office. 

The new class represents the roaring year we had in our Corporate department, and our Litigation department is as strong as it’s ever been.

You will find that many of our successes last year were international. Our clients continue to trust us with sophisticated matters across the globe, and one of our greatest strengths remains mobilizing impressive and talented teams wherever they are needed.

As always, our clients’ trust in us drives our growth and success, and we are proud of the results we’ve been able to achieve together.

I hope you will enjoy learning more about these experiences from this year’s Annual Review.