Athena Arbes is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s Litigation department. As a member of Hughes Hubbard’s Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations practice group, Athena assists clients with anti-corruption matters, including government investigations, corporate compliance matters, and corporate social responsibility under various anti-corruption laws and standards. Her experience includes assisting multinational companies in the aerospace and defense, luxury, consumer goods, technology, renewable energy and automotive industries.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Athena worked in the international arbitration groups of several major international law firms in Paris, France. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Judith N. Macaluso, Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Recipient, The Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice Pro Bono Excellence Award, 2019
“The Proposed EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products”, International Review of Compliance and Business Ethics, December 2022 (co-authored with Arnaldo Bernardi)
“Quelle portée donner aux recommandations générales et individuelles de l’AFA et quels risques pour les entreprises de ne pas se conformer aux recommandations ? Le Monde du Droit, April 2020 » (co-authored with Olivier Dorgans and Camille Mayet)
"Reflections on the Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the United States and France,” Round table, Cahiers de droit de l’entreprise, N° 6 (November-December 2019) (co-authored with Bryan Sillaman, Ryan Fayhee, Anne Gaustad and Olivier Dorgans)
“Upholding Human Rights Through the Lens of Due Diligence,” Ethical Boardroom, February 7, 2018 (co-authored with Nicolas Tollet)
Panelist and Presenter, “Anti-Money Laundering and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA): Recent Enforcement Trends and Developments,” The Knowledge Group, webinar, September 23, 2021
Panelist and Presenter, “Trends and Developments on FCPA Enforcement: Hot Buttons to Consider,” The Knowledge Group, webinar, June 10, 2020
Moderator, "Handling Anti-Corruption in the Private Equity Context," webinar, April 22, 2020
Moderator, "Anti-Corruption Update on Investigations," Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, webinar, June 12, 2019
"Compliance in the Supply Chain," French Association of In-House Counsels (AFJE) – Campus training performed jointly with Nicolas Tollet and Anheuser Bush InBev's Global Compliance Director, Chateauform George V, Paris, November 24, 2017
Adjunct professor of law, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Law School, Paris (2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023)