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DOJ Veteran Ryan Fayhee Joins Hughes Hubbard's International Trade Practice

Ryan Fayhee, an accomplished U.S. Department of Justice veteran, has joined Hughes Hubbard from Baker McKenzie, where he served as a partner. Previously, Fayhee spent more than a decade at the DOJ prosecuting cases involving export controls, sanctions, cybercrime, trade secret theft and espionage.

Fayhee represents companies, boards of directors, audit committees and senior executives in internal and government facing cross-border investigations, and advises clients on compliance and acquisition due diligence with a focus on sanctions, export controls, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and cybersecurity. Fayhee has significant experience assisting multinational companies facing crises and other high-profile reputational risks.  

During his 11 years at the DOJ, Fayhee received special recognition from the U.S. Attorney General for devising a model approach to the identification and disruption of foreign military supply and proliferation networks. Fayhee also led an investigation and prosecution of a multinational company that resulted in the largest criminal fine to date for sanctions violations.

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Alan Kravitz Joins Tax Practice

Tax attorney Alan Kravitz has joined Hughes Hubbard & Reed as counsel in the firm’s New York office from Clifford Chance. He focuses his practice on the tax aspects of domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and structured finance.

Alan has deep experience with aviation finance and equipment finance transactions, in which he has provided tax advice to underwriters, issuers, lenders and other involved parties. He has assisted companies and funds with tax matters relating to the acquisition and disposition of subsidiaries and portfolio companies, both domestic and multinational, with a particular focus on the media and technology, telecommunications and transport and logistics sectors. He has also advised sponsors on tax considerations relating to the formation and structure of private equity funds.

From 2009 to 2010, Alan worked as a law clerk to Judge Mary Ann Cohen of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C. He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia College, and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a James Kent Scholar and Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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Award Winning Aviation Practice Gains New Partner

Aviation finance lawyer Terry Sanders has joined Hughes Hubbard as a partner in its New York office. Prior to joining the firm, Terry worked in the aviation practice at Clifford Chance where he represented underwriters, issuers, lenders, lessors and manufacturers in a wide variety of asset finance transactions.  These included portfolio securitizations, acquisition financing, aviation financing, equipment financing and secured lending. Many of the deals Terry worked on won awards and were named as “Deals of the Year.

Terry has worked on financing in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, and Asia. 

He began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett where he was a member of the Banking & Finance group and focused on aircraft finance and bankruptcy work. .

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Laura Perkins, Former Assistant Chief in the DOJ, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, FCPA Unit Joins Hughes Hubbard

Laura Perkins is a partner in Hughes Hubbard’s Litigation practice, where her practice focuses on representing clients in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, white collar criminal investigations and related matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura spent nearly ten years at the Department of Justice, where she served as an Assistant Chief in the Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Fraud Section, FCPA unit; a Senior Counsel in the Criminal Division’s Office of the Assistant Attorney General; and a Senior Trial Attorney  in the Fraud Section.

During her time in the FCPA unit, Laura supervised, investigated, and prosecuted hundreds of FCPA cases against individuals and corporations. In addition, while at the Fraud Section, Laura successfully investigated and prosecuted complex securities fraud cases and healthcare fraud cases.

Laura has extensive experience as a trial lawyer – both at the DOJ and in private practice.  At the DOJ alone, she handled nearly two dozen federal jury trials and bench trials.

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