Litigation Hughes Hubbard’s defeat of a DOJ no-poach case was our most widely reported litigation victory in 2023, but not our only one. The firm also defended new and longtime clients in a variety of cases and brought amici curiae to the U.S.’ highest courts.

Victory in DOJ No-Poach Case

Hughes Hubbard won a headline-grabbing victory when a Connecticut federal court tossed a Department of Justice criminal antitrust case, entering a judgment of acquittal for firm client Harpreet Wasan immediately after the government rested.

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Biotronik Qui Tam Win on Motion to Dismiss

Hughes Hubbard secured a win for longtime firm client Biotronik, Inc. in a qui tam case filed against the medical device manufacturer in federal court in California. Brought by two former Biotronik employees, the complaint alleged the company had engaged in a nepotistic hiring scheme, and had hired the brother of a physician in order to induce the physician to use more of Biotronik’s products. The court dismissed the case in its entirety.

Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Hughes Hubbard filed an amici curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Securities and Exchange Commission v. Jarkesy, which is one of the most important the Supreme Court heard on administrative law and federal courts in recent memory.

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Syracuse Mountains Corporation Granted Default Judgment

Hughes Hubbard obtained a default judgment in favor of Syracuse Mountains Corporation against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in a breach of contract case regarding eleven series of bonds that were issued by the country in 1997, 1998 and 2001.

Ex-FIFA Executive’s Prison Release

Juan Ángel Napout – the former head of South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL – won his release from federal prison following two oral arguments by Hughes Hubbard in the Eastern District of New York.

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Save Our Allies’ Fraud Suit

Hughes Hubbard obtained a $1.9 million damages award for nonprofit organization Save Our Allies in a fraud suit against groups that claimed they would help relocate Afghan refugees waiting in Pakistan for resettlement.

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Defense of Vibrantz

Hughes Hubbard is defending Vibrantz Corporation (formerly Ferro Corporation) in the latest of a series of lawsuits alleging contamination of drinking water by the chemical 1,4-dioxane.

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Jonny Shipes Dispute Concerning Sale of Cinematic Music Group

Hughes Hubbard advised music entrepreneur and producer Jonathan Shapiro, pka Jonny Shipes, in a dispute arising from the sale of Cinematic Music Group, his label and management company, to Interscope Geffen A&M in an eight-figure deal. In tandem with this, Hughes Hubbard represented Shipes in forming and funding his new full-service entertainment company GoodTalk.

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Victory in Federal Elections Commission Investigation

Hughes Hubbard represented a U.S. business and its CEO in a Federal Elections Commission investigation into potential violations of campaign finance laws via alleged in-kind contributions to an employee who ran for Congress. The client was cleared of any allegation of misconduct.

Products Liability Argument Before NJ Supreme Court

Hughes Hubbard argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of amicus curiae the New Jersey Defense Association in the products liability case McGinnis v. Bard.

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